Business development department reorganizes and expands through promotions and specialization

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 9, 2021) — Skyview Networks, a leading broadcast technology, syndication and national network sales solution company, is proud to announce internal promotions within its business development department, fortifying leadership to achieve key growth targets. Skyview Networks is pleased to promote Sam Zelasko to Senior Director, Business Development; Aaron Mellis to Executive Director, Business Services; and production and digital specialist, Matt Sammon to Manager, Business Development and Strategy.  Additionally, Ryan Ballard, Vice President, Business Operations, will now collectively oversee the company’s software development, IT, operations and business services to further drive efficiency and technology development.

“We have cultivated a high-performing team that continually identifies compelling growth opportunities to expand our reach and range of services, delivering revenue for our company and for our partners,” said Steve Jones, President and COO of Skyview Networks. “Their ability to think critically in developing specialized solutions keeps us at the forefront of the industry and we are enthusiastic to see further accomplishments in their new roles.”

After joining the business development department in 2016, Zelasko’s proven dedication and tremendous efforts have been an effective component in expanding Skyview Networks’ portfolio through new distribution and technology deals for the company’s sports networks, while also expanding affiliate growth. Responsibilities in his new position include further developing professional sports relations and identifying and monetizing new revenue streams.

Mellis has been an important member of Skyview Networks’ operations and business services divisions since 2005.  He possesses deep knowledge of Skyview Networks’ proprietary technology and broadcast systems and in his expanded position, will further direct the course and direction of client services and solutions.

Skyview Networks continues its focus on syndicated content and digital expansion.  Sammon, with a specialization in digital analytics, will work closely with the company’s content development and syndication teams to manage analytics, while also working closely with Zelasko to expand the company’s sports portfolio.

In his 18+ years with Skyview Networks, Ballard has been a significant contributor to the company’s course and direction, by advising and managing operations, software and technical initiatives.  His role has expanded to oversee these departments to power efficiency and development for the company.

“I am pleased in the continued strength and advancement of our team, which is charged with making significant additions to our client and services portfolio to advance our growth trajectory” said Ken Thiele, CEO of Skyview Networks.  “This team is laser-focused on delivering impactful results and I am beyond proud of the effort and determination Ryan, Sam, Aaron and Matt bring to Skyview.”

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About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks is a broadcast technology, syndication and national network sales solution company reaching over 150 million listeners weekly through 9,000 radio station relationships. It provides services to ABC Audio, CBS Audio, Local Radio Networks, Alpha Media USA, JackFM, The Weather Channel, The Associated Press, Hubbard Broadcasting, professional and collegiate sports organizations and two state news networks. Its evolving syndication portfolio also includes The Dana Cortez Show, Nick Cannon Radio, Country Top 40 with Fitz, B-Dub Radio and Carmen’s Calls. Founded in 1995, Skyview Networks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing best-in-class services that include satellite and IP distribution, full network automation, inventory management systems and network audio sales. For more information, visit and follow @SkyviewNetworks.