Financial Veteran Joins Durham-Based Broadcast Technology Company
DURHAM, NC, September 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SMT, the leading provider of data integration, graphics presentation and video enhancement solutions to live sports and entertainment television, has announced that the company has named Steve Thompson as its chief financial officer. In his new position, Thompson will be responsible for managing SMT's financial records as well as planning and executing the company's business and financial strategy.
Prior to joining SMT, Thompson served for 10 years as CFO of Noel Group, LLC, an industrial holding and operating company. Additionally, he has held CFO positions with several other companies in the software and contract manufacturing industries and in public accounting.
Thompson is a member of the advisory boards for various privately held businesses as well as for Passage Home, an organization focused on programs that assist qualified persons in their efforts to break cycles of poverty and homelessness. In 2010, Thompson was a recipient of the American Heart Association's Heartsaver Hero Award.
Thompson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Originally from Eden, N.C., Thompson resides in Raleigh with his wife, Kathleen and their two children.
"Steve's level of talent and expertise will be of great value to SMT, strengthening our company's foundation and focus on broadcast and events products and services," said Gerard J. Hall, SMT founder and CEO. "With more than 25 years of experience as a CFO in a variety of industries, he is able to step into his new role and immediately make a positive impact, helping us continue to grow and better serve our clients."
Founded in 1992, SMT pioneered the first real-time scoring and wireless data system that allowed fans, media and broadcasters to interact with live data displays at PGA Tour events. SMT continues to develop and deliver customized products and services to enhance the production quality and viewers' experience of sports and entertainment events. The company has won 20 Emmy awards since 1993. SMT's solutions have been used at the most prestigious live events including the Super Bowl, NBC Sunday Night Football, the Indianapolis 500, the NCAA Final Four, ESPN X Games, NBA on TNT, NASCAR and NHL. SMT's customers include all major broadcast television companies as well as several regional and specialty networks. For more information, visit http://www.smt.com.
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