Avid announces changes to leadership team

Avid has announced numerous changes in its executive and senior leadership teams, including the appointment of its new chief financial officer and the creation of the chief legal and administrative officer role.

Avid says these changes are designed to enhance its operational capabilities to “better position the Company to drive growth and improve business performance”.

Ken Gayron has joined Avid in the role of Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President. With substantial experience in software and technology, Gayron worked half of his career in senior finance management for public companies helping to drive cash flow, profitability and enterprise value, most recently having served as CFO and interim CEO for Numerex, playing an integral part of the leadership team that led that company’s sale to Sierra Wireless.

“I’m excited to welcome Ken and anticipate that his experience, skills and management style will quickly sharpen Avid’s focus and execution while helping to improve the outcomes for the Company, our customers and partners, as well as our shareholders,” said Jeff Rosica, Chief Executive Officer & President of Avid.

“Avid has earned a strong and unique position in today’s large and growing market for media technology. Coinciding with my first 100 days as CEO, I’m pleased to announce these strategic appointments that will enhance our executive and senior leadership teams in order to reinforce our ability to better capitalize on the opportunities in front of us and optimize business performance.”

Additionally, Avid has consolidated the leadership of certain global corporate administrative functions and resources under Jason Duva, who has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Legal and Administrative Officer & Executive Vice President.

Duva has been with Avid since 2005 and, most recently, had served as General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He is now responsible for legal, human resources, business operations, corporate IT and facilities, as well as the Company’s project management office.

To “more tightly align technology investment with profitable growth and enable faster time to market”, all aspects of Avid’s products and technology organisations are now unified under the leadership of Chief Product Officer Dana Ruzicka.

Avid has also promoted Dave Perillo to Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations and elevated him to a member of the executive leadership team. Along with this, Diana Brunelle has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President.

In line with its executive team changes, Avid also announced expanded responsibilities of several individuals on its senior leadership team.

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