Grass Valley has made a number of new appointments as it continues to chart a course following the exit of CEO Andrew Cross at the end of 2022.
Marek Kielczewski has joined the company as chief technology officer. Prior to joining Grass Valley, he co-founded TVCoins, a streaming media startup. Kielczewski was previously CTO of SeaChange where he led the consolidation and transformation of the global R&D organisation. “I am thrilled to be joining Grass Valley at such a pivotal time – not only in their journey, but the industry’s as well,” he said. “Our new product strategy will have an incredible impact on our current and future customers and will realise the full potential of AMPP – it’s truly an exciting time for all of us!”
Jim Kirkland has been appointed senior vice president of global delivery and support. “I look forward to elevating Grass Valley’s excellent reputation for customer service even further as we transform our Delivery and Support structure and continue to help our customers and partners succeed,” he said.
Tim Banks has been promoted to chief revenue officer. He most recently worked for the company as VP of sales EMEA at Grass Valley and has been in the interim CRO role for the past six months. “I’m very proud of GV’s past and very excited by our future as we continue to help our customers create new revenue streams and drive operational efficiencies, leading the way through the media and entertainment industry’s ongoing digital transformation,” said Banks.
Grass Valley said the appointments reinforce the accelerated transformation of the business and its long-term vision to accompany media and entertainment organisations in their digital transformation.
“I’m delighted that Grass Valley’s leadership is strengthened by the experience and market knowledge that Tim, Marek, and Jim bring to the team. They will be pivotal in reinforcing GV’s customer-centric culture and leading our ongoing business transformation”, said Louis Hernandez Jr, CEO and executive chairman at Grass Valley.
“We will continue to lead in media technologies and digital workflows, to create the future of media production, and to be the best partner for our clients as well as for channel and alliance partners.”