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People on the move – November

A monthly round-up of appointments in the broadcast and media industries. Cinegy has appointed (pictured), to the role of strategic alliance manager. She comes to Cinegy

Cinegy has appointed (pictured), to the role of strategic alliance manager. She comes to Cinegy following a range of management positions including marketing at Moscow-based DNK Corporation and, subsequently, deputy director at PR Office ProSystem, also in Moscow.

Tim Bertioli has stepped into the newly-created role of SVP, technology director, EMEA at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. The role will unite all of the IT and engineering functions across the European business units whilst working closely with colleagues in the US and other global locations.

Cisco’s Kevin Murray has been announced as the new chairman of the technical module (TM), DVB. The move follows the retirement of Dr. Nick Wells (BBC) from the role after three years at the helm of the TM.

Forbidden has appointed Jim Irving (pictured), as non-executive director. Irving’s immediate appointment to the board is part of the company’s overall leadership restructure. “I’ve worked extensively with the Forscene team during my time at deltatre and have been impressed with their work in digital rights post production,” Irving said. “I’m excited to help the team maximise Forscene’s potential in the sports sector and to find new, innovative ways of using Forbidden’s consumer products in crossover industries.”

Alex Mahon, the former CEO of Shine Group, has joined visual effects software firm The Foundry, as chief executive. Mahon joined Shine Group in 2006 and built it up into a business operating in 12 countries with revenues of £700 million before its sale in December 2014. She had previously held senior positions at Talkback Thames, FremantleMedia Group and RTL Group.

David Jullien has been chosen as Monterosa’s first head of international broadcast. The newly created role will strengthen and create new partner relationships with broadcasters, producers and brands to develop real time digital TV experiences across global TV formats. Jullien’s career has included a decade driving the digital gaming strategy of French commercial channel TF1 as head of digital gaming and social networks.

Scott Braely has joined Ooyala as its new general manager of programmatic advertising. Braley was formerly the senior vice president of demand at OpenX, and prior to that, the head of US sales and global agencies for Facebook’s Atlas division, the social network’s ad serving and measurement platform.

Bhavesh Vaghela has joined Paywizard as chief marketing officer. “Following our recent round of funding, we’re pushing ahead with our international growth, and Bhavesh’s experience will be an invaluable asset to us as we establish our footprint globally,” said Jonathan Guthrie, CEO of Paywizard.

PlayBox Technology has made two key additions to its board. Stanislav (Sunny) Petkov has been appointed chief technical officer to oversee ongoing development of the TV automation solutions. Pierre Kande, has joined the board as CloudAir chief architect with responsibility for developing the company’s new software product range.

The Qyou has brought Glenn Ginsburg (pictured), on board to advance content partnerships with creators, multi-channel networks and brands. Ginsburg joins as senior vice president of global partnerships, to ensure that The Qyou features the best of the web in its programming line-up.

Sue Brooks will be joining Reuters as the global head of product for Reuters New Agency. Brooks joins Reuters from the Associated Press, where she has worked for 14 years, most recently as director, international products and platforms.

Riedel Communications has named Joyce Bente (pictured), the new president and CEO of Riedel North America. Bente joins the company with nearly 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry, having most recently served as the director of sales for broadcast rental company Bexel.

Shure Incorporated has announced that president and CEO Santo LaMantia intends to retire, effective 1 July, 2016. As part of a planned succession, he and Rose L. Shure, chairman, will appoint current executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales and COO Christine Schyvinck to succeed him as president and CEO.

Signalling its expanding market presence in the Americas, Thomson Video Networks has named Stephan Richard vice president, strategy and business development. “Momentum is building for Thomson Video Networks solutions in the US and throughout the Americas, particularly with regard to OTT deployments, and we’ve had several recent major successes in the region,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, marketing, Thomson Video Networks.

Denise Nemchev is the new CEO at tvONE, a specialist in video conversion and AV signal distribution technology. tvONE became an independent company following management buyout of the company from Nortek in July, 2015. Nemchev was president of the AV segment and VP, business transformation while at Nortek.

Wohler Technologies has also named its new CEO, appointing Michael Kelly, who joined the company in 2007 and most recently served as the executive vice president of finance and planning. After nine years as Wohler president and CEO, and 21 total years with the company, Carl Dempsey is departing his day-to-day operating role to pursue other interests. He is expected to stay on Wohler’s board of directors.