Press Release | 2018
Userful Corporation Names John Marshall as CEO
Brings More than 25 Years of Sales, Marketing and Innovation Experience
October 17th, 2018, Calgary, AB
Userful Corporation, one of the world's leading infrastructure software companies for video and video walls solutions, announced today that the company’s Board of Directors has named John Marshall as Chief Executive Officer. He assumes leadership of the company and will also join Userful’s Board. Tim Griffin, Userful Founder and former President, remains with the company as Chief Technology Officer.
“In just about every industry from transportation to telecommunications, from healthcare to hospitality, video is becoming the communication medium of choice to dramatically improve productivity and competitiveness,” said John Marshall, CEO of Userful. “Userful’s architecture improves performance and reduces the overall cost of video walls, display signage and related video solutions. I look forward to building on the company’s success and talent to date as we enter new markets and build new technology and channel partnerships.”
“John brings valuable experience building strong, aggressive management teams that rapidly develop new solutions, enter new markets and generate new levels of innovation,” said Tim Griffin, Userful’s Founder & Chief Technology Officer. “We are confident he will help raise Userful to the next level as an organization.”
John has more than 25 years experience building innovative, market leading organizations. Prior to Userful, John served in a range of startup leadership roles for companies including Cirrent, which creates reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity for IoT; senior vice president of sales and marketing at LILEE Systems, a provider of enterprise connectivity and always-on mobile broadband; CMO and VP/GM for SkyCross, a leader in 4G/5G technology; and vice president for SiBEAM, an innovator in wireless transmission of HD video. Before that, he held positions at Ruckus Wireless, 2Wire and 3Com.
John earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and a master’s degree in marketing and venture finance from the University of Michigan Business School.
Userful, a leading developer of software for visual display solutions, enables organizations to improve productivity and competitiveness by using its server-centric architecture for video deployments. Userful's solutions facilitate centralized video management, increase display functionality and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging compute to replace costly hardware. Organizations in just about every industry—from transportation to telecommunications, from healthcare to hospitality—in more than 100 countries have deployed Userful to drive intelligent displays from video walls to digital signs to locked down kiosks and beyond.