Before being named as President of Verizon Digital Media Services, Ralf served as Chief Revenue Officer for Digital Media Services bringing more than 20 years of technical and executive management experience to the organization. In his two years as CRO he made an immediate impact and helped lead the organization through incredible growth.
Ralf came to DMS through Verizon’s acquisition of UpLynk, an online video platform specializing in the simplification of a broadcaster’s workflow, where he was CEO and co-founder. Prior to his tenure with UpLynk he served as VP of Deluxe Digital Studios where he led the development of new product ideas for Over-The-Top streaming initiatives, building and conceptualizing Second Screen apps for major Hollywood Studios and rolling out token based digital/e-copy online portals for HBO, Universal Studios and others.
Ralf has an extensive technical background; beginning his career as a software engineer. His ability to thread technology with business strategy along with his proven development track record quickly propelled him into several executive engineering positions with technology companies like Ascent Media, Move Networks, Knowledge Broadcasting and iXL. Ralf spent years building and leading highly effective engineering teams through his passion for technology, creative problem solving and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing industry.
Ralf earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Computer Science from Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany and was also a member of the German Olympic Diving Team.