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pixitmedia announces two major hires

May 26, 2021

Software-defined storage and data management solution provider, pixitmedia, has welcomed two new additions to its leadership team as part of the company’s continued global growth and expansion.

As the new Director of Strategic Technology and Innovation, Steve Penney joins pixitmedia with a strong history of managing teams to deliver media infrastructure environments for high profile services for the likes of Viacom, Turner Warner, and more recently Red Bee Media (BBC, Channel 4, ITV). He possesses an extensive and holistic understanding of media system architecture having led the delivery of multi-petabyte archive migration projects and multi-site, multi-cloud business transformation projects.

In his new role based in the London headquarters, Penney will combine software development, delivery and customer-driven development functions, championing pixitmedia’s product capabilities.

Barry Evans, CIO and Co-Founder, pixitmedia said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to pixitmedia. He has been instrumental in leading the delivery of cloud architecture for a whole host of recognised industry names, and has worked across the entire breadth of our service, a perfect fit to lead our customer delivery and support.”

Also joining pixitmedia as new Director of Sales and Marketing, Belinda Merrit is driven by a passion for disruptive technology and innovation. Based in the US, Merrit has spent over two decades driving robust sales strategies on the ever-changing digital entertainment landscape, using her eye for cutting-edge technology to introduce the industry to a number of groundbreaking workflow solutions.

Merritt will anchor the company’s overseas presence, connecting with US-based partners and customers,  providing the media & entertainment industry with premium storage solutions.

CEO and Co-Founder at pixitmedia, Ben Leaver, said: “Belinda is a fantastic addition to our North American team. Many of our clients’ headquarters are based across the Atlantic and I couldn’t think of anyone better to appreciate and develop our  relationships in that space.”

Alongside collaborating with industry leaders, recognised for the innovation and evolution of their products by the likes of Autodesk, Amazon Web Services

Pixitmedia recently introduced a global partner program as part of their ongoing growth strategy. pixitmedia intends to accelerate the growth track of their intelligent, customer-centric solutions with a passionate team of leaders to support.

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