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Pixit Media Expands Management Team

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Pixit Media has expanded its management team with a number of new executive appointments.

David Sallak joins Pixit Media as Chief Technology Officer and a member of the board. He brings to the company more than 15 years of experience developing storage solutions for vertical industry markets. He recently served as VP Industry Marketing at Panasas and previous to that as chief technology officer for media and entertainment at EMC Isilon. Based in the US with a global remit, he will be responsible for guiding strategy to drive forward Pixit Media's ambitious growth plans.

Commenting on his appointment, Sallak said" I'm excited to join Pixit Media at this pivotal stage in the company’s development. Pixit's reputation for innovation and customer-focus, blistering performance and reliability is second to none and they're working with the best in the industry. The team is truly revolutionising the software-defined storage market, with solutions that go far beyond guaranteed storage performance into powerful, data-driven, intelligent workflows that adapt to ever-changing demands and ambitions."

Other key appointments include that of experienced business leader Chris Horn as Chief Operating Officer who also joins the board; Greg Furmidge as VP Global Sales and the internal promotion of Chris Exton to Professional Services Manager.

"I'm immensely proud of the talented team we're building," said Ben Leaver, CEO and co-founder, Pixit Media. "Together we offer our clients a truly unique skillset, combining real operational experience with a deep understanding of workflow, networking and storage. With continued investment in our people – across all areas of the business from R&D, project delivery to sales and marketing - we are strengthening our position as the most customer-focused solutions provider in the industry; the go-to partner to drive innovation, simplify complexity and maximise ROI."

Pixit Media has also appointed Andrew Wierzan as Technology Evangelist. A specialist in media and data-driven workflows with in-depth knowledge gained from technical lead roles at Sky, A+E Networks and Visual Data, Wierzan is responsible for the Pixit Media Lab, an all-new demonstration, training and testing facility based in High Wycombe.

The Pixit Media Lab, located close to Heathrow airport and with easy access to central London, provides a real-world environment where customers can experience Pixit Media’s storage and data management solutions for broadcast, media production and post production and VFX, including cloud and remote collaborative capabilities.

"The Pixit Lab is part of our on-going investment into our customers and our technology," explained Pixit Media’s Chief Innovation Officer and co-founder Barry Evans. "The journey to change can be disruptive and resources limited, so we've created a space where our customers can experience our software-defined solutions in a fully integrated infrastructure - enabling them to test and collaborate with us; to minimise risk and deliver competitive advantage."

A full complement of legacy and cutting-edge hardware, applications and tools are showcased – including Baselight, Resolve, Flame, Adobe, Avid, NetApp, Dell, Islion and Excelero – supporting a wide range of contexts and workflows and integrating with all major Cloud services including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Secure remote access is provided by IPsec tunnels to client sites, with multi-tenanting and containerised storage - all adhering to security best practices.

Fast-becoming the de facto standard in data-aware software-defined infrastructure with an impressive roll-call of clients including Warner Bros., Pixelogic, Framestore, Goldcrest, Encompass and Deluxe, Pixit Media provides a limitless, intelligent and cost-effective platform for the most demanding workflows; freeing clients from vendor lock-in and complexity, empowering them to keep pace with ever-accelerating change and ambitions.

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