Allen Broome is Chief Executive Officer and has led MediaKind’s Research and Development organization for the past two years as the company’s CTO. Before joining MediaKind, Broome led pivotal technology change in the media industry for over 20 years, including most recently as VP Cloud Engineering at Comcast Cable.
Since joining MediaKind in October 2019, Broome has helped advance the company’s teams in the industrialization of broadcast-quality OTT streaming while also reshaping its portfolio to enable full-service solutions. Under his technology leadership, MediaKind’s 11-time Emmy-winning Engineering team has successfully broken down the barriers of live video delivery.
With a background in software development, Allen is a technical leader with a proven track record of building motivated and productive teams. He has over 15 years’ experience in engineering and leading projects that deliver innovative and highly scalable IP video products and services.
Over a nine-year period working for Comcast, Allen held a number of roles, including VP Cloud Engineering, where he was responsible for aligning the company’s overall cloud strategy, working across both private and public cloud platforms.
Prior to this position, Allen led the Service Delivery R&D function, where he led his team to delivering over 20 patents ranging from encoding, adaptive bit-rate delivery to network optimizations and IP ad insertion. He also developed Comcast’s video optimized CDN, as well as founding and leading the Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER)Team responsible for the architecture, development, and operations of Comcast’s X1 video platform.
He previously held director and technical roles in Crosslabs, Z Tel, Tornado Development and SwitchCo.
Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina and the Turk School of Business at Dartmouth. He was the recipient of the CED award for Multi-Screen Pacesetter in 2014.