Leadership

Our Leadership

Encompass’ global leadership is comprised of the industry’s best-in-class executives, bringing vast expertise from all aspects of media distribution and management. As a global company working synergistically, we create the opportunity for the collective success of our company and our customers. We are 100% committed to deliver and sustain unparalleled performance which our customers have come to expect and appreciate. It is with that reputation that media companies around the world have come to trust us with their most precious asset: their content.

We must earn this trust every day by being a reliable and forward-thinking partner; a partner that understands that the experience of our customers defines our success.

Bill Tillson

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bill Tillson is a 30 year veteran of the television industry.

Bill is the co-founder of Encompass and its Chief Executive Officer. Under Bill’s leadership, Encompass has completed five acquisitions. Bill also serves on the Encompass board.

Prior to Encompass, Bill was the founder and CEO of Broadcast Cable Services, Inc. (BCS) which provided consulting services to Tier One media companies related to the origination and transmission of television networks and media distribution on a global basis. BCS clients included the ABC Television Network, Disney ABC Cable Networks, Twentieth Century Fox, Viacom and Sony Pictures Television. Prior to founding BCS, Bill was a senior executive at Compact Video overseeing all network origination and transmission, post production, telecine and sound services.

Bill was the recipient of WTA’s 2012 and 2013 Teleport Executive of the Year Award. He is the only executive to receive this award twice.

In addition to the Encompass Board of Directors, Bill serves as the Board Chair of the Weiss School, a school in South Florida dedicated to gifted students. Bill is also a member of the Media Board of the Lincoln Center.

Matt Lavelle

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Matt Lavelle, CPA, oversees all areas of Encompass’ financial planning, analysis and reporting. In addition, he serves as a key member of Encompass’ executive team focusing on strategic business development.

Matt has a strong and successful track record as a finance leader in both public and private technology companies. Prior to joining Encompass, he worked as a CFO/COO for Linq3 Technologies, CFO at WorldPay and CFO at CDC Software. Matt held a number of senior roles at UPS and began his career in accounting at Coopers & Lybrand.

Matt holds an accounting degree from the University of Scranton (PA).

Scott Brown

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

As CTO, Scott Brown leads Encompass’ technical initiatives through the next evolution of the digital media space. He brings over 20 years of experience in the industry driving emerging technologies and operational efficiencies.

Scott joins Encompass from Akamai where he led the integration efforts from their purchase of Octoshape. Previously, Scott held senior roles at Turner and AOL Time Warner. He is a pioneer in digital media with patented inventions transforming technology into business solutions.

Jim Ewaskiew

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Jim Ewaskiew, Encompass’ CIO, is responsible for information technology spanning applications, data, cybersecurity and infrastructure globally. He brings over 20 years of diverse technology experience to the organization.

Jim joined Encompass in 2019, where he served as Vice President in the CTO office. Throughout his career, Jim has held senior roles within the media technology industry, including IBM, Akamai and Warner Media.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University

Brian Morris

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, NORTH AMERICA

Brian Morris, Encompass’ EVP and General Manager, North America, leads the region’s business strategy while providing leadership support to the operational and sales teams.

Brian joins Encompass from Tata Communications as Vice President and General Manager of their Global Media & Entertainment Services (GMES) business. With over 30 years of experience in the global media, cable and telecom markets, Brian has also held senior roles at Globecomm Systems, Cisco Systems, Scientific-Atlanta and Siemens.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College.

Juan Salleras

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, ENCOMPASS LATIN AMERICA

Juan Salleras, based in Buenos Aires, oversees the facility’s operations including content management, channel playout, satellite & fiber transmission services and non-linear video distribution.

Juan joined Encompass through its acquisition of TIBA where he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing since 2003. Before joining TIBA, Juan worked for Diveo Broadband Networks as Vice President and General Manager of its Internet Data Center Business Unit. Juan has also held various positions at IBM Corporation including Head of Hardware and Systems Software Sales for the South Cone Region.

Juan earned his engineering degree from Buenos Aires University of Argentina.

Nick Thompson

Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

As Managing Director, Nick is responsible for the combined business in EMEA and is leading the integration of the former Babcock Media Services business into Encompass. He joined Encompass through the Babcock acquisition after playing an integral role and successfully leading the sale.

During his tenure at Babcock, Nick served as Managing Director and was a non-executive director at WRN Broadcast from 2013 until 2015. He was previously Managing Director of Arqiva’s satellite & media business from 2005 to 2011 and served on the boards of the UK’s YouView and Freeview consortium during that time. Nick led a successful management buy-out of Kingston Communications’ media business in early 2004, selling to Arqiva in 2005.

Nick has enjoyed a long career in the broadcast and media industry spanning nearly 35 years and is a recipient of the WTA’s Teleport Executive of the Year. He also led Arqiva’s business to receive WTA’s Teleport Operator of the Year on three separate occasions.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Hull.

Marc Bruce

Managing Director, APAC

Marc has two decades of experience in the broadcast media industry. The first decade was spent in various operational and project roles before moving into the commercial side of the business in 2010. Over the following eight years, Marc was central to the transformation of the Encompass EMEA business via the on-boarding of multiple new regional and international clients in both the linear and digital space. In 2018, Marc took on the role of Managing Director, APAC, relocating from London to Singapore in the process.

Marc has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Theatre from London Metropolitan University.

John Halpin

CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL

John Halpin oversees all legal matters for the company globally. His primary responsibilities include negotiation of business transactions; corporate governance; and advising on legal aspects of M&A and corporate finance activities.

John joined Encompass through the Ascent Media acquisition where he served as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs. Prior to that, he practiced law at several major law firms with a focus on mergers, acquisitions and securities law.

John is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and holds a BA from Middlebury College.