Former NFL technical operations manager John Raidel is joining Vizrt as the company’s global lead for its live production in the cloud offering.
He will work alongside Vizrt’s product development and customer success teams on what the company describes as a number of initiatives, including advancing Vizrt’s capabilities in sports, creating a Viz Technical Director Academy, establishing a new Vizrt Centre of Excellence to expand product offerings, training, and certification options for customers. Vizrt said it will announce further details on all of these plans soon.
Raidel’s background also includes a stint as the technical director at the NBA.
“Building software-defined visual storytelling tools are mission-critical when talking about futureproofing live production, and Vizrt is advancing those fail-safe technologies,” said Raidel. “I’ve worked with Vizrt and NewTek for years, and they have some of the best offerings out there. Working with the technology of the future made me want to be a part of driving change directly – this is why I’ve joined Vizrt.”
“Jon is an incredible asset to Vizrt due to his direct experience of the requirements and challenges our customers are facing day-to-day,” added Vanessa Walmsley, global head of customer success.
“With his unique point of view, our world-class solutions and customer success team will get even better, solidifying our position in the market for live production in the cloud.”