The VUALTO team has grown considerably over the past five years , with new recruits across all departments from Development, Support, Product Delivery, Marketing, Sales and more. Lawton Cheney joined VUALTO in later part of 2017 as our Key Account Manager. For those of you who haven’t yet been acquainted with Lawton, here’s a tech career insight from the man himself and a chance to get to know what really makes him tick!
YOUR EXPERIENCE IN A NUTSHELL: I started out in the reinsurance business in New York and later I was a small business owner in Seville, Spain. Then my tech career developed and for almost a decade, I provided sales and strategy for a large cloud services company based in Amsterdam. That’s where my education in the online video space began.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE VUALTO? I had the benefit of having worked with VUALTO’s co-founders (Camilla Young and James Burt) in the past. It was perhaps the easiest decision I’ve ever made to join a company. VUALTO is in a great place in terms of growth, maturity and marketplace presence and I wanted to be part of it, to further develop my tech career. It is still early days for online video broadcasting and the up-tick in demand for VUALTO’s development services and products (such as VUDRM and VUREPLAY for live2vod) will only continue to grow. VUALTO is a place where I can make a positive difference with my tool set and also enjoy a front seat view of the continuously developing world of online video broadcasting – it’s a perfect fit, really.
LIKES: Mostly analog things such as BBQ grilling, a good debate, reading about current and historical events, hiking with my dog, anytime I can sit with my family and friends. That said, digital movies and sports streaming are on the uptake at home and the kids are thrilled.
DISLIKES: beets. The only food I would say “no thank you” to.
GUILTY PLEASURES: potato chips. Honestly. Perhaps my favourite food.
PROUDEST MOMENT: I get a kick out of being able to say that I was once ranked amongst Spain’s top 100 croquet players. I think my ranking was something like 99th.
VUALTO will be exhibiting at BVE 2018, Connected Media Europe in February. You will be able to meet with Lawton direct on our stand B18.
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