Vizrt reinforces security sustainability and channel business with new senior appointments

Author: Vizrt Group

Published: 05 July 2024

Vizrt reinforces security sustainability and channel business with new senior appointments

Vizrt, the leader in real-time graphics and live production for content creators, shares several new senior appointments which aim to enhance customer security, experience, and its channel business. 

Security-led innovation 

Having invested heavily in growing the capabilities and competences 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 organization’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,” Elie Feghaly, Chief Security Officer. 

Both Petra and Elie report to Vizrt’s Chief Finance Officer, Pierre Milet. Pierre joined Vizrt in January 2024 and brings over 30 years of financial and commercial leadership experience from global technology firms and joins with the mandate to accelerate the company’s investment toward technologies to support profitable growth focusing on a subscription-based model. 

Committing to sustainability 

Underscoring Vizrt’s dedication to sustainability compliance, the company welcomes Avinash Kumar as its ESG Controller who, with his extensive experience and strategic vision, plays a crucial role. 

His 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).  

Avinash’s commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate governance excellence positions him as an asset for Vizrt, and its customers’ pursuit of responsible business practices. 

“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,” states Michael Hallén, Chief Executive Officer, Vizrt. 

Continual investment in the channel business 

Two additional senior appointments worth noting are the Head of Channel Sales for APAC, Paul Shutt, and the Head of Channel Sales for America and Canada, Karl Bradford.  

Since joining Vizrt in Asia Pacific in 2011 as a System Engineer, Paul has advanced through several key roles, including Deputy Global Head of Customer Success. With his leadership skills, operational expertise, and knowledge of our customers, partners and business across the region, Paul is well-positioned to enhance our APAC channel partners’ capabilities to unlock new revenue streams and drive market growth.  

Karl joins Vizrt with previous experience building channel development at Apple, working at the technology giant for over a decade, Karl holds considerable experience in developing and maintaining strong partner ecosystems. Karl and his team of channel account managers within the Americas’ market 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 democratizing 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,” concludes Marco Kraak, General Manager, Channel Sales, Vizrt.  

 

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