Rovi Names Burke EVP, COO18 Mar, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Rovi Corp. has named John Burke as its new EVP and COO, effective March 18. He’ll report directly to Rovi president and CEO Tom Carson.
Burke will be responsible for leading Rovi’s business groups in discovery technologies, including oversight of product management, engineering, office of the CTO, and professional services.
“John’s appointment and the creation of this executive position underscore our commitment to expand our product businesses and drive improved revenue and profitability,” Carson said. “With expertise in managing product businesses and driving the development of cloud-based solutions, as well as complementary skills in strategy, business development, and acquisition integrations, John is an ideal choice to lead Rovi’s product businesses.”
Before joining Rovi, Burke was SVP of corporate development and strategy, and president of cloud solutions business for ARRIS Group. He spent several years working with Motorola in various roles, including SVP and GM of the company’s converged-solutions business.
“Rovi is in a strong position to continue to fuel the transformation of entertainment with compelling solutions that disrupt the status quo and enable companies to further personalize and monetize the entertainment experience,” Burke said. “I believe Rovi has the focus and core capabilities necessary to increase its industry influence and look forward to helping Tom and the rest of the executive team take a disciplined approach to driving growth, delighting customers and creating stockholder value.”