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Vizrt makes multiple senior appointments

The new senior appointments for Vizrt are intended to reinforce security, sustainability and channel business

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

On the security side, Petra Tesch, Vizrt’s chief information officer, is heading up the IT team, while the newly promoted chief security officer, Elie Feghaly, spearheads the organisation’s cybersecurity. He is tasked with fortifying the security of Vizrt’s on-premises infrastructure, cloud environments, and proprietary software.

L-r: Avinash Kumar, ESG controller; Karl Bradford, head of channel sales for America and Canada; Pierre Milet, chief finance officer; Elie Feghaly, chief security officer; Petra Tesch, Vizrt’s chief information officer; Paul Shutt, head of channel sales for APAC.

Both Tesch and Feghaly report to Vizrt’s chief finance officer, Pierre Milet, who joined Vizrt in January 2024 and brings over 30 years of financial and commercial leadership experience from global technology firms.

Milet joined with the mandate to accelerate the company’s investment toward technologies to support profitable growth focusing on a subscription-based model.

Elie Feghaly, chief security officer, said: “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.”

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

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

Michael Hallén, chief executive officer, Vizrt, commented: “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.”

Two additional senior appointments worth noting are Paul Shutt, the head of channel sales for APAC, and Karl Bradford, the 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.

Bradford joins Vizrt with previous experience building channel development at Apple, working at the technology giant for over a decade. Bradford 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.

Marco Kraak, general manager, channel sales, Vizrt, commented: “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.”

He added: “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.”