MediaOps, Inc. Expands Executive Leadership Team to Drive Growth and Audience Reach

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 13, 2017 — MediaOps, Inc., producer of leading technology brands and destinations such as, DevOps Connect, DevOpsTV, DevOps Chat and Container Journal, today announced the appointment of two executives to the company. Joining MediaOps are Saleem Padani as Chief Operating Officer, and Deborah Schalm as Director of Marketing Operations and Customer Delivery. The appointments strengthen MediaOps’ leadership as the company scales to expand the rapid growth of its supporting communities.

“We believe that MediaOps has a great opportunity to expand its audience, influence, and reach due to the ascendancy of emerging technologies and disruption in the traditional tech media industry. Saleem and Deb bring technical and marketing expertise to their positions and the company,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of MediaOps. “These talented individuals, both with great track records of success, will enable us to further drive audience engagement and provide seamless user experience across all our digital properties.” 

Saleem Padani 

Mr. Padani joins MediaOps from IBM, where he managed worldwide DevOps portfolio marketing with a focus on hybrid cloud, methodologies, security, enterprise systems and C-suite conversations for specific industries. He managed relationships with internal and external media outlets as well as clients and business partners, led social media strategy, events, and content marketing in support of broad marketing campaigns. As a tech industry veteran, Mr. Padani’s background includes prior roles as co-founder, software engineer, architect, and consultant with early-stage technology companies.

Deborah Schalm 

Ms. Schalm has an extensive background in media and marketing, having served in marketing positions at Time Inc., Hearst, Wall Street Journal Office Network, Inc. Magazine and others. She brings valuable expertise in integrated marketing, sales development, client management, and marketing operations. She will manage several areas of delivery including digital marketing initiatives, digital libraries and webinars, working with MediaOps advertisers to deliver valuable, educational and compelling integrated content to its audience.

About MediaOps, Inc.

MediaOps is a premier global media platform for technical communities including DevOps, Security and Containerization. Its brands, which include, DevOps Connect, DevOpsTV, DevOps Chat and, attract and engage a thriving online community of technology professionals around the world. Resources include award-winning editorial, creation of high-quality custom content supporting all stages of the buyer’s journey, from awareness to decision, multimedia production and distribution. As the leader in these emerging segments, MediaOps’ properties include powerful, integrated marketing and communication platforms to help clients maximize their campaign ROI and paid media investments.

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If you would like more information, please contact Deb Schalm at 203-979-9412 or email

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