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People on the move – March 2014

TVBEurope parent company NewBay Media has announced that Mark Burton has been named managing director of NewBay Media Europe, Intent Media.

TVBEurope parent company NewBay Media has announced that Mark Burton (pictured) has been named managing director of NewBay Media Europe, Intent Media. Mark most recently led Incisive Media’s Insurance Group as its group publishing director, where he was responsible for a wide portfolio of magazine, digital, and event properties.

“Mark is an accomplished media executive with an impressive track record,” stated Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “He is the right person to further develop our magazine, digital, and event capabilities and aggressively grow our European business. I am excited to have him join our team.”

At Incisive Media, Burton managed a portfolio of brands that included Post, Insurance Age, and Insurance Hound. During his time at Incisive Media, Mark was instrumental in launching new, data-driven digital products, expanding the Insurance events portfolio into new territories, and gaining substantial subscription growth through digital corporate licenses.

“NewBay’s depth and breadth in the markets it serves offers a unique opportunity for growth and expansion,” said Burton. “I am looking forward to working with the team to build on the success of the current products, and delivering the best service we can to our customers. This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”

Malcolm Wall has been appointed as the new non-executive chairman of dock10. Wall’s long career in the global media sector includes being CEO of Abu Dhabi Media and holding senior roles within Virgin Media, United Business Media and various ITV companies. Most recently, Malcolm led a joint venture for Pinewood Studios in China. “I am delighted to be working with the dock10 management and shareholders,” said Wall. “The team have achieved a great deal in a very short space of time. I look forward to working with them in the next stage of development of the business.” Mark Senior, chief executive of dock10 said of Wall: “His extensive experience and contacts will be enormously helpful as we look to the future strategic growth of dock10.”

A+E Networks has hired Viviane Paxinos as senior director of advertising sales. In this newly-created role, Paxinos will lead the ad sales operations at A+E Networks UK and is responsible for shaping the company’s strategy for ad sales growth, both in the UK and across their international territories. Paxinos has over 15 years of media and advertising experience with companies including Viacom and Comcast.
Andrew Pons has been appointed by Exset as its global director for sales and marketing. Pons has been with the company for nearly two years, and has had many years’ experience in the TV business, working at Pace, SysMedia, Electronic Farm and Harris. Alex Borland, CEO, Exset, said: “We’re delighted that Andrew has been promoted to this new role within our team. With his wealth of experience across our markets, we know he’s the right person to help drive us forwards in what are exciting times for Exset.”
Net Insight, has announced management changes, with the aim of becoming a more sales and market oriented company. The management team will be comprised of; Fredrik Tumegård, CEO; Thomas Bergström, CFO; Per Lindgren, CTO, SVP business development and founder; Stig Stålnacke, SVP global sales; Peter Sergel, VP new segment sales; Anna Karin Verneholt, VP marketing; Martin Karlsson, VP portfolio management; Ulrik Rohne, VP research and development, VP service acting; and Marina Hedman, VP HR.
NUGEN Audio has announced the appointment of Simon Kerr as chief marketing officer. Kerr will oversee the company’s global marketing strategy and will manage NUGEN Audio’s newly opened North American office. Kerr lectured in video production at Leeds Metropolitan University, and before joining NUGEN Audio, worked at Canon USA.
Tim Waller has joined Prime Focus as senior colourist. Waller has three decades of experience grading film, commercials and broadcast. He previously worked at Molinaire where, over seven years, he completed over 70 films and countless TV dramas. He joins Prime Focus from Envy.
re:fine has announced two appointments in the form of Christos Glaridis as head of operations and Anna Connolly as head of QC. Glaridis brings 15 years’ media experience to the company starting his career as a runner in Soho’s VTR and working his way up to technical director for Dubbs-Eyeframe (now Premiere). Most recently Glaridis was technical manager of post production at PERFORM Group. Connolly’s career in QC started at Sky, later moving to Technicolor as QC supervisor.
Lee Sheppard has been hired by SGL as director of product management, overseeing the company’s global product strategy. “I’m very excited to embark on this new stage of my career at SGL,” said Sheppard. “I’m looking forward to continuing to drive the SGL product roadmap forwards, working with existing and new customers.”
Signiant has increased its sales and support staff to meet growing global demand for its products. Recent additions to the global team include Jonathan Lunness, sales director; James Mansfield, regional sales manager; Jamie Lakin, key account manager for EMEA; and Steve Gibson, who joins the solutions architecture team. All are based in the UK.