SDVI Leadership team

Neil McLaren

Vice President, Sales

Neil McLaren has worked in sales, business development and marketing in the Media and Entertainment industry for over seventeen years. He joined SDVI as VP Sales from AWS Elemental, where he secured projects with leading European operators and broadcast brands such as Sky, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Portugal Telecom, Wind, NOS, VRT, Go, Medialaan and Melita.


Between 2008 and 2014, McLaren worked at Omneon, during which time he managed key strategic accounts including Sky, NRK, and Viacom. He opened new territories in Southern and Eastern Europe, oversaw major projects with HBO, Sky Italia, ARD, and grew channel sales throughout this period, obtaining highest global sales achievement in 2009.


Previous tenures include Harris, Encoda Systems and Red Bee Media, and McLaren also co-founded Arkemedia, winning key lighthouse accounts including British Film Institute, SIC and Universal.


McLaren graduated with a BA in Marketing from Solent University and holds a Diploma in Business, Finance and Marketing from the London Institute.