Don Gabriel To Lead Sales Force for Encompass Digital Media

Encompass Digital Media has appointed Don Gabriel as vice president of sales. He will oversee the company’s sales force as well as identify and manage new client relationships.

Gabriel succeeds Vince Matherne, who has been promoted to VP of Strategic Development. Matherne will work closely with Encompass’ sales, client business solutions, engineering and marketing teams to create products and services for both clients and prospects.

“Having Don onboard enhances our leadership team considerably,” says Encompass COO Simon Bax. “He has exceptional sales and customer relationship skills; these attributes coupled with his senior level experience are invaluable assets as we work toward achieving our overall initiatives and goals.”

Gabriel joins Encompass from EchoStar Satellite Services, where he served as GM of Sales. Prior to this position, he was director of media and entertainment sales for Loral Skynet.

“We have a major presence in the broadcast and digital media services community with combined resources in Los Angeles and Atlanta,” says Encompass President and COO Bill Tillson. “As we continue to expand into new and emerging markets, Don’s expertise and technical background fortifies our dedication to enhancing our top-notch management team and delivering cutting-edge services across the globe.”

Gabriel is an industry veteran and has held various leadership roles throughout his career in television, satellite communications and digital media. He has closed multimillion dollar distribution deals with Viacom/MTV, Disney Channel, Discovery Communications, Sony, Playboy TV, Ascent Media and other companies, generating over $400 million in new business. Gabriel graduated cum laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT with a bachelor’s in media studies.