Gravity Media Group appoints Eamonn Dowdall as Chief Revenue Officer
Gravity Media Group (GMG) – the owner of worldwide production and broadcast services specialists Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media – has appointed Eamonn Dowdall as its Chief Revenue Officer. Eamonn has been promoted to CRO from his current position as GMG’s Business Development Director, where he has helped drive significant worldwide growth.
In this new role, Dowdall will report directly to CEO John Newton and focus on increasing sales and business development globally as part of his overall responsibility for the revenue streams across GMG.
Dowdall has been with GMG’s subsidiary business Gearhouse Broadcast since 2000, where he joined as Commercial Director, and was then promoted to MD of the UK division. More recently he has concentrated on Group sales. He previously spent 14 years with Sony’s Broadcast & Professional division, working in a variety of market segments before becoming its General Manager.
“I am extremely excited to be taking on this newly created position at an exciting time in the industry with 4K, remote production and IP technology at the forefront of our solutions and research and development,” said Dowdall. “I’m looking forward to focusing on the global expansion of services and offerings across the Group’s subsidiaries.”
The creation of this new role is part of Gravity Media Group’s strategy to further enhance its worldwide offering to customers who are having to continuously adapt to meet new challenges being thrown up by the changing media landscape. Following recent investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners to help fund growth, GMG acquired Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports production companies, so that it can meet industry demand for end-to-end production and facilities capabilities. It has also deployed Columbus, a state-of-the-art 4K mobile unit built by Gearhouse Broadcast specifically to operate in the US live production market.
The announcement of Eamonn Dowdall as CRO quickly follows the promotion of Ed Tischler to MD of Gearhouse Broadcast UK. That move enables Kevin Moorhouse to vacate the position in order to fully focus on being Chief Operating Officer of Gravity Media Group. He’ll continue the Group’s mission of providing outstanding technology, solutions and exceptional support to customers across the globe.
Discussing the announcement, Gravity Media Group’s CEO, John Newton, said: “Given Eamonn’s background, market understanding and in-depth knowledge of our businesses, he’s an ideal choice to drive expansion across the Group and help further increase our global footprint. I’m delighted that we’re able to continue to develop and reward our outstanding in-house talent. These recent promotions will let us be more focussed in helping our customers deliver more technically advanced and operationally efficient productions, while ensuring they continue to receive the quality of service that we are renowned for.”