Nikzad Takes The COO Role At Ooyola


The letter “O” will now be a big part of Mike Nikzad‘s life.

That’s because he’s just been named COO at Ooyala, the California-based provider to media companies of video software and services.

Nikzad is responsible for leading daily operations of the business, with emphasis on Ooyala’s product life-cycle—including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments.

Nikzad joins Ooyala after holding a similar role for software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Syncplicity. He also held COO positions with EMC’s Consumer and Small Business division, and with NewNet Communication Technologies.

Why was Nikzad the choice for Ooyala’s COO position?

“Mike and I have worked together in numerous previous companies,” said Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman. “As we have in the past and together with our teams, we will work to forge strong customer partnerships driven by leading edge solutions and a customer first ethos. I am excited Mike has decided to join us and look forward to working together again.”