Ziosk Appoints Barry Schliesmann Chief Product Officer

The Ziosk network, with tablets live in all 50 states and more than 55 million guests engaging on its screens per month, announced the appointment of Barry Schliesmann as the Company’s Chief Product Officer. Mr. Schliesmann brings extensive technology leadership experience to Ziosk and will report directly to Jack Baum, chairman and chief executive officer. In his role, Mr. Schliesmann will be responsible for leading product strategy and development.

“We’re excited to welcome a creative, innovative and proven technology leader with a passion for developing global products and service offerings to the Ziosk team,” Baum says. “We look forward to leveraging Barry’s extensive experience and expertise in consumer electronics, in-flight entertainment and media to strengthen and support next-generation product offerings and content for our network.”

Prior to Ziosk, Mr. Schliesmann held the position of Chief Product Officer at Thales InFlyt Entertainment and Connectivity where he defined, architected and implemented the Company’s product strategy and roadmap. There he defined and delivered next generation "at home in the air" quality connectivity and entertainment solutions.

“I’m thrilled to join the Ziosk team as the company continues to grow its capabilities and expand its reach to venues worldwide,” Schliesmann says. “Together, we look forward to working with our partners to enhance the guest experience to drive frequency and financial performance.”

Schliesmann previously led product delivery of Android-based software and services at Motorola for over 60 global mobile device products including the iconic RAZR, Droid, and XOOM tablets. He also helped launch Motorola’s first SaaS media and marketplace service business to 15 global carriers and more than three million subscribers in less than 12 months.  Prior to that he developed and delivered first-of-its kind digital interactive solutions for the NFL, NASCAR and PGA Tour at Sportvision, Inc. and held various positions at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation and the FBI.

Mr. Schliesmann holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.

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