Erik Huggers has become the president and CEO of Vevo.
As the new head of Vevo, Huggers will work on expanding the company’s global reach, adding programming, and building relationships with brand partners. “I believe there is great potential in accelerating innovation to delight audiences with new product features and premium content,” he said in a statement.
Huggers comes from Verizon Communications, where he served as SVP as well as the president of the Verizon-owned internet TV service OnCue, which Huggers actually developed at Intel, where he was president from 2011 to 2014. Before that, Huggers was an executive board member at the BBC, and he has also served in senior positions at Microsoft and Endemol Entertainment.
Huggers replaces Alan Price, Vevo’s CFO who’s been serving as the interim CEO since former president and chief Rio Caraeff left the company at the end of 2014.