Seasoned Executives Join Leadership Team, Hired by Newly Appointed CEO and President, Ryan Steelberg
DENVER, January 18, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), creator of aiWARE, and leading enterprise AI software and solutions provider, today announced that the company has named Seth Greenberg Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and Fleming Meng Chief Information Officer. The appointments come on the heels of Ryan Steelberg assuming his new role as Veritone CEO and President.
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In January 2023, Ryan Steelberg assumed his new role as CEO and President of Veritone (Photo: Business Wire)
“Strong leadership in the key functions of marketing and information technology is critical to our success in accelerating our growth strategy,” said Steelberg. “Seth’s vision – paired with his unconventional experience in combining strategic quantitative data decision-making with qualitative creative ideas – makes him the ideal person for leveling up our global marketing initiatives. Fleming’s considerable experience working with complex information technology systems will serve us well as we continue to focus on expanding our technology offerings, growing our business and continuing to support our current customers and partners. Both Seth and Fleming join us at a milestone time for the company, and I look forward to working with them on helping move Veritone forward.”
Now a three-time public company CMO with a proven track record for transforming globally recognized brands, Greenberg brings more than 20 years’ expertise to Veritone. Since 2015, Greenberg has worked closely with technology startup founders, general partners of venture and private equity firms and their teams as an advisor, investor and consultant to change their trajectory with strategic advice, growth hacking, brand building and bold, forward-thinking product marketing initiatives. Greenberg most recently served as CMO for Alteryx, where he repositioned the company for growth, took Alteryx public, and established and differentiated the company as a data science and analytics leader. Previously, he spent seven years driving growth by leading digital, brand and social marketing at Intuit, responsible for TurboTax and Quickbooks.
“I’m excited to join Veritone at such a transformational time for the company,” said Greenberg. “Several things drew me to Veritone, most notably the team’s passion for innovation and the opportunity to help commercialize game-changing technology and truly impact the many markets in which it operates – from media, entertainment and sports, to government and more.”
Meng is a senior IT executive with over two decades of technology leadership experience, primarily at Fortune 500 companies across various industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and distribution for companies including Lucent Technologies, Ingram Micro, Ecolab, Federal-Mogul, Home Depot and Bertelsmann. Before joining Veritone, Fleming served as CIO since 2018 at HumanGood, a leading senior living and healthcare company. He oversaw all aspects of the company’s information technology and digitalization efforts, from strategy to operations. His deep global technology and operations background, including transformation and integration experience, will be instrumental in achieving sustainable growth for Veritone.
“I am thrilled with the prospect of leading a team of collaborative, talented individuals focused on pushing Veritone’s AI technology, security, and innovation roadmap forward,” said Meng. “These are exciting times for the company, and I believe that we are on the right path toward transforming the current and future markets we serve.”
New Executives Round Out Veritone’s Leadership Team
On January 1, 2023, Ryan Steelberg assumed the role of CEO. Previously serving as the President of Veritone from 2015 to 2022, the seasoned technology executive and pioneer of digital and data-driven businesses also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
With Steelberg’s new role as CEO and President, and the appointments of Greenberg and Meng, Veritone’s executive leadership team now includes:
Ryan Steelberg, CEO and President
Michael Zemetra, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Seth Greenberg, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Fleming Meng, Chief Information Officer
Craig Gatarz, Chief Legal Officer
Julie Harding, Senior Vice President, People
Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Serving organizations in both commercial and regulated sectors, Veritone’s software, services, and industry applications simplify data management, empowering the largest and most recognizable brands in the world to run more efficiently, accelerate decision making and increase profitability. Veritone’s hyper-expansive Enterprise AI platform, aiWARE™, orchestrates an ever-growing ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. Through its robust partner ecosystem and professional and managed services, Veritone develops and builds AI solutions that solve the problems of today and tomorrow.
To learn more, visit Veritone.com.
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