Another press release:
TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the election of Thomas Wolzien to the TiVo Board of Directors. With Mr. Wolzien’s election, TiVo’s board has 9 members of which 8 are independent, outside directors. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Tom has a deep understanding of the media and communications industries and his insights and advice will undoubtedly strengthen our Board of Directors and help our management team develop strategies that will grow the TiVo brand worldwide,” said Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo. “We are pleased to welcome someone of Tom’s reputation and experience to our Board.”
Mr. Wolzien said, “When you think of game changing initiatives in media, TiVo tops the list. It will be a privilege to work with Tom Rogers and the Board as they direct the continuing evolution of this company.”
Mr. Wolzien, 60, currently serves as President of Wolzien LLC, a firm he founded in 2005 which provides consulting and advisory services to leading companies in the media and communications industries. Prior to that, he was a senior sell-side media analyst at Wall Street research firm, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he covered large, publicly traded media and cable companies. Prior to that, Mr. Wolzien worked at NBC in numerous positions of increasing responsibility including Show Producer, Executive Producer, News Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Cable and Business Development. He began his career in 1969 as a news reporter and photographer at local television stations in Denver, Green Bay, and St. Louis. Mr. Wolzien has also been awarded multiple patents for his inventions linking mass media and the web.