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Salient Systems expands leadership team, development resources for strategic growth

AUSTIN, Texas — September 16, 2021. Salient Systems, a leader in open architecture video management software, has announced the appointment of Scott Snyder as the company’s new Executive Vice President of Engineering, based at Salient’s headquarters in Austin.

Scott Snyder

A software industry veteran, Snyder will lead Salient’s overall engineering strategy as the company’s first engineering executive, a key role in an expanding technology leadership team comprised of Snyder, Chief Technology Officer Raja Murugesu, and Sanjay Challa, Chief Product Officer. This new slate of technology leaders is enabling increased focus on several key areas: expanding Salient’s open platform architecture, strategic development of the company’s cloud and next gen technology offerings and deepening the company’s presence in the enterprise software market.

“Salient’s approach of offering a truly open and agnostic platform will only become more important as businesses are increasingly leveraging our video management software to manage their entire security operations as well as leveraging video data to provide operational intelligence,” said Dave Hood, Chief Executive Officer, Salient Systems. “As part of our leadership team, Scott’s expertise and background in platform development will be a valuable contribution as we invest further into broadening the possibilities for our customers.”

Snyder’s appointment is a continuation of overall growth within Salient, with substantial increases in development positions over the last several quarters. These newly created development positions will further support the company’s initiatives in deepening the functionality and open platform approach of CompleteView, Salient’s Open Cloud Video Data Platform and future roadmap development.

“Salient’s focus on being a pure-play, open platform video management software company positions it well to meet the needs of enterprise software customers today and in the future as needs of those businesses evolve,” said Snyder. “I’m looking forward to helping expand the depth and overall value that CompleteView and Salient can provide.”

Snyder’s most recent post was as vice president, Software and Retail Operations for Austin-based Briggo, an operator of fully automated, robotic Coffee Hauses, where he was responsible for all software development and retail operational support. Snyder has also held senior leadership roles at Tangoe, Inc., a cloud services provider, Trilogy Software, the largest managed mobility services and telecommunication expense management provider as well as positions with IBM.

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About Salient Systems

Salient is the leading software provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class Video Management Software and Systems. For 25 years, Salient has delivered best-in-class video surveillance solutions for critical infrastructure, transportation, logistics, retail, education, and more. Salient leverages intelligent video technology to mitigate risk, improve service delivery, and drive positive business outcomes for customers worldwide. Salient’s award winning CompleteView VMS platform offers a full range of applications for unmatched scalability through a fully open architecture. Citi Bank, Kirkland's, University of Notre Dame, ABF Freight, Nike and thousands of other customers trust Salient to provide powerful video-enabled surveillance and business intelligence solutions for today and tomorrow.