Azzurro Group Names Luperella as CEO

Azzurro Group LLC, a leading provider of broadcast systems integration, digital transmission, content hosting and management today announced the appointment of their current President & COO – Francis G. Luperella as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The announcement was made by fellow co-founder Louis Siracusano. Luperella succeeds Siracusano, who has led the company since inception and will remain with Azzurro in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Francis currently oversees all business units and day-to-day operations of the business, which are comprised of: Azzurro Group, Azzurro HD, Azzurro SI and Azzurro IP.

“I am excited to continue my journey with the Azzurro Group of companies,” says Luperella. “We will continue to leverage our long valued relationships in the media industry to continue with the success and growth that we have had since inception in 2006. We will also continue to listen to our customers needs and develop goods and services that allow them to remain on the cutting edge of media technology. I can think of no one better to follow in the footsteps of other than Louis H. Siracusano, a true trailblazer in our industry.”

Luperella is recognized as a leader in the media services industry. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the business. In addition, he has significant professional experience in senior level management positions, including former roles as Senior Vice President of Waterfront / Atlantic Satellite Communications and Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Ascent Media. He entered the media services industry after serving in senior financial management positions with Ericsson North America and Biersdorf North America.

Luperella received both his undergraduate and MBA diplomas from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.