Vizrt reinforces security, sustainability and channel business with new senior appointments 

Vizrt has made several new senior appointments which aim to enhance customer security, experience and its channel business.

Having invested heavily in growing the capabilities and competencies of its IT team, Vizrt is maturing its security posture and introducing enhanced customer and partner portals to elevate the customer experience, on-boarding, communication and support the requirements of its customers.

Heading up the IT team is Petra Tesch, Vizrt’s chief information officer, while its newly promoted chief security officer, Elie Feghaly, spearheads the organisation’s cybersecurity, which fortifies the security of Vizrt’s on-premises infrastructure, cloud environments and proprietary software.

“The trust that our customers and partners have for both Vizrt and its products are paramount. Our comprehensive approach ensures robust protection across the board at Vizrt, safeguarding both our own assets and our customer’s data against the evolving cyber threats,” said Feghaly.

Both Tesch and Feghaly report to Vizrt chief finance officer, Pierre Milet. He joined Vizrt in January 2024 and brings over 30 years of financial and commercial leadership experience from global technology firms. He joins with the mandate to accelerate the company’s investment towards technologies to support profitable growth focusing on a subscription-based model.

Underscoring Vizrt’s dedication to sustainability compliance, the company welcomes Avinash Kumar as its ESG controller.

Kumar’s expertise extends to integrating sustainable practices, addressing ESG-related concerns, and navigating the evolving regulatory landscape, including compliance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

“Vizrt’s focus on sustainability is not merely a corporate responsibility – it is a strategic advantage that significantly benefits our customers and partners. By embedding sustainable practices within our operations, we ensure long-term viability, resilience and a better future,” said Michael Hallén, chief executive officer, Vizrt.

Two additional senior appointments are Paul Shutt as head of channel sales for APAC and Karl Bradford, who has been named head of channel sales for America and Canada.

Since joining Vizrt in Asia Pacific in 2011 as a system engineer, Shutt has advanced through several key roles, including deputy global head of customer success. With his leadership skills, operational expertise and knowledge of customers, partners and business across the region, he is well-positioned to enhance APAC channel partners’ capabilities to unlock new revenue streams and drive market growth.

Bradford joins Vizrt with previous experience building channel development at Apple, working at the technology giant for over a decade. He holds considerable experience in developing and maintaining strong partner ecosystems. Along with his team of channel account managers within the Americas’ market, Bradford will work directly with Vizrt’s channel partner community to gather feedback on product, market trends, training requirements and commercial opportunities to enable a prosperous channel network.

“Our channel partners are crucial to enable scalable growth for our company, and to reach our vision of enabling any size content creator with the best tools, whether a podcaster or a broadcaster. By democratising access to our top-tier broadcast products and focusing on upskilling and certifying our partners with the latest tech, we can ensure they are the first to adapt to the evolving market demands and deliver exactly what our users need,”said Marco Kraak, general manager, channel sales, Vizrt.

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