Avid announces major enhancements to executive team
A key part of this strengthening of the team is the announcement that Jeff Rosica has been named President of the company, responsible day-to-day for management of all customer-facing functions globally including Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Services Delivery and Customer Support.
Prior to this announcement, Mr. Rosica served as senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer for the company. Mr. Rosica, who joined Avid in early 2013, is a well-known industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience in broadcast, media and entertainment.
As Mr. Rosica steps into a broad role, the company also announced that Tom Cordiner has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Sales for Avid, taking responsibility for all commercial activities for the company including managing the sales and pre-sales teams located around the world.
Mr. Cordiner, who joined Avid in 2012, is an experienced international technology sales executive with extensive background in broadcast, media and telecom.
Prior to this new role, he was responsible for leading Avid's EMEA sales organization, successfully driving growth across its major markets in the region.
Before joining Avid in 2012, Mr. Cordiner was vice president, sales and business development at Technicolor, responsible for the international markets in the broadcast, media and telecoms sectors.
Further related to these announced executive changes, the company announced that Peter Ennis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Services Delivery and Customer Support, taking responsibility for managing the company's professional services, services delivery, customer care and training/education activities worldwide.
Mr. Ennis has over 20 years' senior executive experience in the broadcast and media industry, with strong knowledge and skills in managing large technical and operational teams in highly complex, technical environments.
Prior to this new role, he was most recently responsible for leading Avid's APAC business as vice president of sales, Asia Pacific region.
Before re-joining Avid in 2014, Mr. Ennis was executive director of technology and broadcasting at Al Jazeera Media Network in Qatar.
Prior to that, he served as general manager of technology at Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and director of operations, technology and digital at TV3 Group in Ireland.
Rick Lowenstein has resigned from his position as senior vice president of global services for Avid to pursue his next career move.