Inlet Technologies, a provider of encoding solutions for compressing and delivering digital media, is expanding its management team with the position of chief operating officer.

Hired to fill that role in Neil Selvin, a veteran with more than 25 years of experience in high tech. His most recent role has been as a strategic marketing consulting.

Selvin will oversee Inlet’s sales, business development and marketing organizations.

“Neil’s extensive management skills, energy, insights and successful track record are a welcome addition to our team,” said Chief Executive Officer Neal Page. “His proven abilities will enhance Inlet’s leadership in the new media market with a flair that will help to drive the company to a new level of growth and industry leadership. Look to see some creative marketing initiatives presented by Inlet in the next several months under Neil’s direction.”

Before becoming a consultant, Selvin served as CEO at several Silicon Valley firms, including Pivia, OneWorld Systems and Global Village Communication, which he led to an initial public offering in 1984. He earned an MBA in business at Harvard and has undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics from Pomona College and Brown University.