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disguise expands EMEA team with 10 new hires

disguise has announced the expansion of its EMEA sales and support teams with a number of new appointments.

“2019 sees disguise continue its growth and investment in people, R&D and innovation,” said CEO of disguise, Fernando Küfer. “As Europe is a key market for us, with sales in more than 30 countries, we are growing our teams and presence. We will be opening new Manufacturing Centres and Services centres in Germany and Spain in order to deliver outstanding service to our European customers.”

Within the EMEA sales team, Phil Cooksey took up the reins of EMEA sales director in February 2019, bringing his 15-year experience in software and hardware solutions with Canon and Reward Gateway to the team. He is joined by Joe Crawley as regional sales manager, and Adam Dennis as EMEA channel manager, who joined the team in July having previously worked for Sony.

The technical solutions team saw the addition of Lanz Short, also in July, with a wealth of industry knowledge, joining from Green Hippo where he worked as a senior product specialist. He joins Peter Kirkup, who has moved into a global technical solution role, and Krzysztof Grabowski, technical solutions specialist for the EMEA region.

“We have had a momentous 2019 so far and we are proud to be building upon this by investing in our people, and hiring talented additions to the team from a broad range of industries. We are also investing in our amazing community with these hires as they bring their wide range of expertise to our user base,” said Tom Rockhill, chief sales officer.

Matthew Bromley-Morgans has joined, now looking after EMEA regional support with a wide range of expertise from his prior role at the Royal National Theatre, as well as working globally as a freelance production video engineer and programmer. He welcomes three new support specialists to the team, developing the support offering even further.

Cesar Caceres joins disguise from Brompton Technology where he served as product specialist, having previous freelance experience as an AV technician and sound engineer. Emily Malone joins the team, also having extensive experience in freelance, working on a variety of Theatre shows as a video programmer, and was one of the early adopters of disguise’s OmniCal. In October, Sam Folkard joins disguise from New Zealand based Nocturnal Limited, where he worked on projects like Antarctica and Voices For The Future and feature films using disguise.

Ethan Forde, global head of support, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome such talent and experience to the team. With such a diverse set of skills and experience, our global support team has never been stronger. We are more prepared than ever to effectively deliver the best levels of support in the industry.”

The new team members join existing team members Jamie Sunter, Luca Manzoni, Ruben Plaza Garcia and Joao Magalhaes who continue to support to customers in the EMEA region including local language assistance.