Former Vidyo SVP of Sales and Support Joins Panopto to Lead Global Sales Expansion

Rob Hughes Brings Proven Track Record to Leading Video Platform Provider

SEATTLE, November 12, 2014Panopto, a leading video platform provider for the enterprise and education markets, today announced that Rob Hughes has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Hughes will oversee the expansion of Panopto’s sales team to support growing market demand for the company’s industry-leading video platform.

Prior to joining Panopto, Hughes was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support and Chief Revenue Officer at Vidyo, a leading video conferencing solution provider. During his seven-year tenure at Vidyo, Hughes was responsible for building the company’s successful sales and channel distribution strategy that resulted in robsignificant revenue and company growth. Before that, Hughes was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support for Lifesize Communications where he developed the company’s sales strategy and built a worldwide sales team and distribution network from scratch.

“As businesses and universities look for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of sharing knowledge, demand for our video platform is skyrocketing,” said Sean Gorman, Chief Operating Officer of Panopto. “Rob’s track record of building global sales teams that have grown early-stage startups into proven, successful companies will be a tremendous asset in accelerating Panopto’s growth to meet the needs of this market.”

“Panopto has developed a one-of-a-kind video platform that is changing the way enterprises and academic institutions communicate and learn,” said Hughes. “I’m excited to join Panopto’s exceptional team and help the company reach its goal of democratizing knowledge sharing with video.”

About Panopto

Panopto creates software that enables enterprises and academic institutions to import, record, share, and view searchable video presentations in minutes from any device. Panopto is currently in use at Fortune 500 companies around the world and is the fastest-growing lecture capture and flipped classroom solution at leading universities. Privately-held, Panopto was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. For more information, visit

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