PSSI Global Services, the leading provider in the broadcast transmission industry for live sports, headline events, award shows, and more, is pleased to announce the successful majority interest investment in the company by new partners Don Daseke and Derek Blount. This strategic investment marks a significant milestone in the evolution of PSSI and positions the company for future growth in the dynamic field of live television transmission.
Don Daseke, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of North American specialized transportation giant Daseke, Inc. [Nasdaq: DSKE], will serve as Chairman of PSSI. “The stellar reputation that PSSI has earned with its clients over the decades immediately drew our attention,” said Daseke. “Investing in people is my core philosophy, and PSSI employs a remarkable team. I’m thrilled to partner with them.”
Derek Blount, a seasoned operations and financial executive, will serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “PSSI Global Services has long been a standard setter in the industry and is primed for a bright future,” said Blount. “I’m incredibly excited to join PSSI’s leadership team alongside such industry icons as Rob Lamb (Chief Operating Officer), Matt Bridges (Chief Commercial Officer) and Brian Nelles (Chief Technology Officer).”
Under the new ownership structure, PSSI is poised to expand its engineering, event management, and transmission services into new markets while accelerating growth and expanding service offerings to its loyal customer base. Strategic Television will continue to lead the live event industry with bespoke transmission and event management solutions for the world’s top broadcasters and rights-holders. PSSI International Teleport (PIT) will continue to operate in Pittsburgh as the premier teleport facility in North America.
“The opportunity to enhance our capital structure while adding such complementary skill sets to our existing leadership team was a no-brainer,” said Rob Lamb, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PSSI Global Services. “Don and Derek have a shared belief in customer care and corporate culture that perfectly suits our company. We’re very excited to be working together with them.”
The investment has been finalized with expectations of a seamless experience for clients, vendors and employees.