WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT(DVE), a National Authorized Dealer of DIRECTV(TM) for Business, and a leading provider of Video and Broadband Equipment and Services to the Hospitality and Commercial market, named Mr. Jason Cohen to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Cohen will be responsible for running the company's operations as well as building a profitable sales model that will support the company's present growth rate. He will also be involved in future expansion plans. Mr. Cohen comes to DVE with 24 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry on both the product development and sales distribution sides. Additionally, Mr. Cohen has successfully built and managed sales teams in the Satellite TV space for over 20 years. He will report directly to Steve Friedman, President and CEO of DVE.
In making the announcement, Mr. Friedman said, "Jason is a top-notch professional in the field and brings great insight and expertise to the position. His in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications industry offers us a competitive advantage in further developing our brand and cultivating new sales channels."
Prior to joining DVE, Mr. Cohen spent 5 years as VP of Sales for PDI-SAT, a Master Systems Operator for DIRECTV. He was also integral in the expansion of that company; and during his tenure with PDI, he successfully negotiated distribution agreements with several major manufacturers and developed a sales strategy to expand the business in both the Lodging & Institutional and Multi-dwelling Unit (MDU) markets. Before that, Mr. Cohen founded Jayco Ventures, Inc. (JVI) in 1991. He spent the next 16 years building JVI into a $38 million manufacturing and distribution company.
In discussing his recent appointment, Mr. Cohen said, "I am very excited to join DVE and I look forward to this new role working alongside Steve and his team. I am committed to help drive the company's long-term success by streamlining operations and building a solid and profitable sales distribution channel."
DVE recently raised a private offering of investment capital led by media and entertainment industry leader Jeff Sagansky, a former senior executive at CBS and Sony and who will serve as Chairman of the Board of DVE. The company is poised to expand through both organic and Merger & Acquisition activity in the future. More announcements will be forthcoming.
About DVE - DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT (DVE) is a privately held company. DVE is a Nationally Authorized Dealer of DIRECTV(TM) for Business. DVE provides Video & Broadband Systems for Multi-User Networks and Free-to-Guest (FTG) Services for Hospitality, Healthcare, Private Offices, Waiting Areas, Restaurants, Cruise, and Large Venues. DVE offers its clients 1 SOLUTION, 1 PROVIDER, 1 PAYMENT(TM) for its HD Video and High Speed Internet needs.
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