BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Synacor, a market leader powering personalized homepages and online entertainment services for high-speed Internet subscribers, today announced the appointment of Greg Riker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales.

A media industry veteran, Riker has more than 18 years' experience in media, technology and sales including positions at Arris Incorporated, Oracle Corporation, and Accenture (Andersen Consulting).

Riker has spent the last ten years serving Arris Incorporated (Via nCUBE and C-COR acquisitions) where he held various strategic sales positions including his most recent as Vice President for Global On-Demand Sales in their Denver office. Riker joined the company and held multiple senior sales positions including Vice President of EMEA Sales based in Amsterdam.

"As content goes everywhere, so must Synacor both in terms of service offerings and our market reach. In Greg, our sales force has a leader with close to twenty years' experience in media technology sales both in the US and abroad," said George Chamoun, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Synacor. " I'm excited to have Greg aboard. His experience will be a key addition as Synacor expands to meet the needs of our partners as well as expand our deployment of TV Everywhere services."

Riker will be responsible for all sales both in the United States and internationally. His role will encompass strengthening relationships with existing clients, and pursuing new sales opportunities by expanding service offerings to ongoing partners, as well as pursuing all relevant new and strategic accounts.

About Synacor
Synacor powers personalized homepages and online entertainment services, reaching over 30 million high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. Its staple of cable, telecom and satellite providers utilize Synacor's best-of-breed technology solutions to deliver the next generation of video, news, gaming and other content and services across multiple digital platforms. Synacor's innovative technology platforms enable its partners to quickly adapt to the evolving online landscape, driving consumer engagement and generating new revenues through search, content distribution, advertising, value-added services and e-commerce. Synacor is headquartered in Buffalo, NY with offices in Europe. For more information please visit www.synacor.com.

Contact Information:

LaunchSquad for Synacor
Todd Barrish
212-564-3665 ext. 100