“Knowing the right time to retire is not easy,” said Castles. “However, I am confident that Scott is the right man to take this business to the next level. We have achieved a lot over the last 20 years, growing from a small team of 11 to over 400 bright and dedicated employees all over the world. I look forward to working with Scott, the board and the rest of the executive team on a transition which ensures that the next 20 years are our most successful ever.”
As Puopolo takes over the CEO position, Castles will continue to be an active board member and ambassador for Telestream’s extensive involvement with the community. A recognized expert in the Media and Telecommunications industries, and having served as a Telestream board member, Puopolo has an understanding of Telestream and the markets it serves.
Prior to joining the company, Puopolo was Executive Vice President at iconectiv, a leading service and software provider enabling device, application and network identity and interconnection. Additionally, he brings almost a decade of leadership experience working at Cisco Systems where he led the company’s Service Provider Transformation Group, drove the company’s Service Provider IOT go-to-market, and directed its Internet Business Solutions Group. Prior to Cisco, Puopolo spent 14 years at Accenture where he led the North American Service Provider Strategy practice.