Blake Reeves Joins Capital Networks
Gail Chiasson, North American Editor
Markham, Ont.-based Capital Networks Limited, a global provider of broadcasting and dynamic digital signage software, has appointed Blake Reeves, a broadcast media specialist, as manager of business development.
Reeves, whose almost 20 years experience includes managing large scale digital signage implementations for major international organizations, will spearhead Capital Networks drive into new sectors. He will initially focus on the education market, where a growing number of universities, large schools and regional school districts are looking to digital signage to improve communication across wide-reaching audiences and complex campus layouts in a cost-effective and efficient deployment.
Capital Networks’ new man has held senior management roles at leading technology and broadcast media companies including JD Edwards where he was national ERP technology strategist for Canada, and OM Video where he held the post of vice-president and director of sales and digital signage.
”We have a fundamental understanding of the challenges education establishments face when it comes to setting up a broadcast network: in particular, the need to synchronize information at a local, faculty level and at a campus-wide level, too,” says Bill Trainor, Capital Networks’ president. “We already work with a number of respected clients in the education sector: University of Waterloo, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Fanshawe College and University of Regina to name just a few. Blake’s extensive experience in broadcast media and digital signage will help us deliver our solutions to the growing number of establishments that want to create and display their own digital signage network and improve communication for staff and students.”
“I first came to know CNL when I was a dealer, selling digital signage systems to organizations across a range of markets,” says Reeves. “One thing that really sets CNL apart is the level of after-sales support provided: CNL doesn’t just install the software and leave the organization to it. We work with all customers to ensure they create the content effectively. After all, if the content isn’t right, no-one will look up at the screens, and if that happens, there’s no point having digital signage. The combination of smart technology and excellent customer service makes CNL a field leader.”