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Biographical Information

Roger Franklin

President and CEO, Crystal

Every day, billions of dollars of content flow through systems that rely on Crystal’s advanced software control systems that power the collection and distribution of high-value video and audio programming.  Mr. Franklin’s unique background as a software engineer and an entrepreneur drives Crystal’s use of leading edge technology to solve real-world business problems.

Crystal’s roster of customers includes News Corp/FOX, Time Warner / HBO / CNN, Disney / ESPN / ABC, CBS, NBCU, Discovery, PBS, Starz, Viacom, Lockheed, and Intelsat General.

As a software engineer, Roger specializes in identifying operational inefficiencies and designing intuitive, responsive, and reliable solutions to correct and capitalize on these opportunities. As an entrepreneur, he has produced an average 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth since taking control of the company in 2007, after its founding by his parents in 1986.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Since early 2009, Roger has also focused on ways to mitigate and prevent RF Interference, which includes chairing the IRG Carrier ID working group and developing a Carrier ID Detection System. 

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