Enseo Expands Executive Bench, Continues Media Network Growth
Omar Khan Appointed President, Kristin Reichert as Chief Financial Officer, David Simpson Promoted to Chief Product Officer
Richardson, TX – September 12, 2017 – Enseo, the leading fully-monitored, out-of-home media network, recently added key expert talent to its executive team: Omar Khan joins as president and Kristin Reichert as chief financial officer. Reichert and Khan join an already diverse roster of talent at the Texas-based company founded and owned by CEO Vanessa Ogle.
Enseo has experienced a fast-paced 310 percent growth year over year since its transformation into a technology-based services provider in 2013. With a 17-year history in hospitality, Enseo is the fastest growing technology-based services provider delivering sustainable innovation for the largest hotel groups worldwide. The company now manages the world’s largest, fully-monitored, out-of-home media network reaching 44 million guests, and a diversified portfolio of customers across People Places that include restaurants, sports arenas, casinos, hospitals and schools.
“Enseo has proven over time that it understands and anticipates the preferences and evolving needs of the connected mobile consumer and how to address those needs in diverse environments, including hotels, stadiums, restaurants, hospitals and schools, through industry-leading technology and service innovation,” said Omar Khan, Enseo’s newly appointed president. “Enseo, with its amazing brand and proven track record, is poised to capture significant growth opportunities within segments that it serves through innovations in entertainment, automation and mobile productivity. It’s an honor to work alongside Vanessa and her team in developing strategies for tomorrow’s guest needs.”
As a leading expert in the consumer technology industry, Khan will spearhead operational expansion and key technology investments for Enseo, with an enterprise growth focus for the brand. Previously, he served as the president and COO of Round Room LLC, a privately held holding company, and in multiple capacities of its portfolio companies including: president of The Cellular Connection (TCC), CEO of Redux, and president of Wireless Zone. Prior to Round Room, he spent three years as co-CEO of NQ Mobile, a leader in mobile gaming, mobile live video and mobile productivity applications.
Omar joined NQ Mobile from Citigroup, where he was managing director and global head of the Mobile Center of Excellence, leading the company’s mobile development and delivery efforts globally. Prior to Citigroup, he held several senior executive roles at Samsung Mobile, including chief strategy officer and chief product and technology officer, where he was responsible for the company’s strategy, product, technology, content and services functions. While at Samsung, Omar played a key role in directing Samsung’s smartphone strategy, the company’s transition to the Android platform and the development and launch of the first two generations of Galaxy devices.
Hailing from the software technology industry, Kristin Reichert brings more than fifteen years of executive financial leadership into her role at Enseo. As CFO, Reichert will focus on improving operations and increasing efficiencies to further support growth as Enseo continues to drive innovation in hospitality technology. Prior to joining Enseo, Reichert served as CFO of Zimbra, Inc. (formerly Telligent), an integrated suite of email collaboration tools. There, she was responsible for all financial operations, leading the company through several acquisitions while growing Zimbra nearly 500% through international expansion. Prior to Zimbra, Reichert was the Controller of Skywire Software, a $130 million software company at which she presided over acquisitions and integrations.
“Enseo is deeply committed to attracting a best-in-class roster of talent,” said CEO Vanessa Ogle. “We’re extremely excited to have Kristin join the Enseo ranks as CFO. Her stellar leadership experience in finance within the technology space made her a must-add to our team.”
In addition to the new hires, Enseo expanded the role of David Simpson. Previously the executive vice president of product strategy, Simpson’s promotion to chief product officer directly aligns with the company’s growth objective and diversification of technology needs across customer verticals.
“As the digital media and technology landscape evolves to keep up with consumer needs, Enseo is doubling down to maintain its leadership in delivering solutions our customers can easily implement to remain competitive,” concluded Ogle. “Bringing Omar, Kristin and David together as part of the executive team was perfect timing as Enseo prepares solutions for its next phase of growth.”
Enseo powers and manages the world’s largest fully-monitored out-of-home media network, reaching over 44 million people annually. With a 17-year history in hospitality, Enseo is the fastest growing technology-based services provider delivering sustainable innovation for the largest hotel groups worldwide. The Enseo solution includes guestroom entertainment, Wi-Fi, hotel branding, remote monitoring and management, group features, digital signage and more. Enseo enables hotels to engage more deeply with their guests by providing them with more unique content choices such as Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, and Bluetooth® connectivity all through the guest room TV. Enseo is the first hospitality integrator to license and deploy Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube®, Hulu® and Crackle®. In addition to guest room control and entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide powering digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. Enseo is listed in the top third of Inc. magazine’s 2017 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.