Vizrt bolsters security, sustainability, and channel growth with key leadership additions

Vizrt has recently announced strategic appointments aimed at enhancing customer security, experience, and channel business

Focusing on security and innovation

Vizrt has significantly bolstered its IT capabilities to elevate its security posture and enhance customer interactions through improved portals. Petra Tesch now leads the IT team as Chief Information Officer, while Elie Feghaly has been promoted to Chief Security Officer, overseeing cybersecurity initiatives across Vizrt’s infrastructure and software.

Elie Feghaly emphasized, “The trust our customers and partners place in Vizrt and our products is paramount. Our comprehensive security measures ensure robust protection against evolving cyber threats.”

Both Petra and Elie report to Pierre Milet, Vizrt’s Chief Finance Officer, who brings over 30 years of financial and commercial leadership experience to the company, focusing on driving technological investments and transitioning to a subscription-based model for sustainable growth.

Commitment to sustainability

In line with its commitment to sustainability, Vizrt has appointed Avinash Kumar as ESG Controller. Avinash will lead efforts to integrate sustainable practices, address ESG concerns, and ensure compliance with regulatory frameworks such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt, highlighted, “Sustainability at Vizrt isn’t just a corporate responsibility—it’s a strategic advantage that benefits our stakeholders. By embedding sustainable practices, we ensure long-term resilience and a sustainable future.”

Expanding channel business

Additionally, Vizrt has appointed Paul Shutt as Head of Channel Sales for APAC and Karl Bradford as Head of Channel Sales for America and Canada. Paul, with a decade-long tenure at Vizrt and extensive experience in customer success, will strengthen the APAC channel partners’ capabilities to drive market growth. Karl brings a wealth of experience from Apple, focusing on building and maintaining robust partner ecosystems across the Americas.

Marco Kraak, General Manager of Channel Sales at Vizrt, concluded, “Our channel partners are integral to our scalable growth strategy. By democratizing access to our leading broadcast products and empowering partners with the latest technologies, we ensure they are well-equipped to meet evolving market demands.”

According to the information released by the company, these appointments underscore Vizrt’s commitment to fortifying its operational pillars and driving sustainable growth through enhanced security, sustainability initiatives, and an empowered channel network.

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