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Marcus Box appointed M2A Media CEO in leadership team shake-up

Takes over from Marina Kalkanis, who is stepping into the role of chief operating officer

Cloud-based video solution company M2A Media has announced the appointment of co-founder and CTO Marcus Box as its new CEO.

Box takes over from Marina Kalkanis who is moving to the role of chief operating officer. The role of chief technology officer will now be filled by David Holroyd. The company’s leadership team will also include Sam Hewitt, M2A’s CFO, and Leon Box, director of customer success.

Marcus Box

Kalkanis, who has held the position of CEO since the company’s launch in 2016, said: “It is with enormous pleasure that I hand over the reins of CEO to my co-founder and friend, Marcus Box. When we founded M2A Media in 2016, it was our plan from the outset that Marcus would eventually succeed me in this role. It has been an honour to lead the company through its trajectory of growth and the time is now right for me to step down. There is no one better to lead M2A than Marcus; a brilliant innovator who cares deeply about M2A, our customers and the team’s future growth.”

Box added: “We owe M2A Media’s strong growth and success to Marina’s unwavering leadership and the hard work and dedication of our talented team of video experts. It will be a privilege to steer the company through its next phase of growth, supported by our experienced leadership team. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we will continue to innovate pioneering solutions that will help shape the future of the broadcast technology industry.”

Previously head of engineering in BBC Design & Engineering’s Platform and Common Services Division, Box was responsible for designing, building, maintaining and supporting the BBC’s media workflows. Projects included Media Factory, in which iPlayer’s entire VoD workflow was migrated to the AWS Cloud, and File Based Delivery in which the BBC’s tape-based linear workflows were migrated to file/IP.