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Grass Valley makes exec appointments

February 13, 2023

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live productions, has announced the appointment of Tim Banks as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO); Marek Kielczewski as Chief Technology Officer (CTO); and Jim Kirkland as Senior Vice President Global Delivery and Support.

Grass Valley said these appointments reinforce its accelerated transformation of the business and its long-term vision to accompany media and entertainment organizstions in their digital transformation.

With over 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment space – most recently as VP of Sales EMEA at Grass Valley – Banks has been in the interim CRO role for the past six months. Banks said: “I’m very proud of GV’s past and very excited by our future as we continue to help our customers create new revenue streams and drive operational efficiencies, leading the way through the media and entertainment industry’s ongoing digital transformation”.

Kielczewski comes to Grass Valley with over 20 years of industry experience in running engineering organisations in the broadcast, media and entertainment segments. Prior to joining Grass Valley, Kielczewski co-founded TVCoins, a streaming media startup. He was previously also CTO of SeaChange. Kielczewski  commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Grass Valley at such a pivotal time – not only in their journey, but the industry’s as well. Our new product strategy will have an incredible impact on our current and future customers and will realise the full potential of AMPP – it’s truly an exciting time for all of us.”

Kirkland brings over 15 years of experience of senior customer-facing positions to his new role, having worked in service and pre-sales in Omnibus, Miranda, and Grass Valley. “I look forward to elevating Grass Valley’s excellent reputation for customer service even further as we transform our Delivery and Support structure and continue to help our customers and partners succeed”, said Kirkland.

“I’m delighted that Grass Valley’s leadership is strengthened by the experience and market knowledge that Tim, Marek, and Jim bring to the team. They will be pivotal in reinforcing GV’s customer-centric culture and leading our ongoing business transformation”, said Louis Hernandez Jr, CEO and Executive Chairman at Grass Valley. “We will continue to lead in media technologies and digital workflows, to create the future of media production, and to be the best partner for our clients as well as for channel and alliance partners”.

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