Active Storage Taps Industry Vet Steve Rizzone as New CEO
Active Storage has named Steve Rizzone as its new chief executive officer. Rizzone, with a 35-year background growing technology-related businesses, and deep chief executive, marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience, succeeds Alex Grossman, Active’s founding CEO. The move allows Grossman to focus full time on product innovation, vision, and leadership for Active’s plans to develop solutions to meet the challenges of media and creative customers.
“Steve is exactly the right leader for Active Storage going forward,” says Grossman. “His strong background in all aspects of corporate growth including strategic vision, product development, product launch, manufacturing, sales and distribution, make him the ideal person to drive Active into the future.”
A successful company and brand builder, Rizzone served as chief executive, chairman of the board, or lead consultant in eight corporate liquidity transactions over the past 15 years, with a total combined shareholder value in excess of $4.7 Billion.
“I am excited to join Active Storage as CEO,” says Steve Rizzone. “I plan on continuing to grow the company’s leadership role in delivering the highest quality broadcast and post-production storage solutions.” Rizzone continued, “It is rare to find a company with the knowledge and understanding of user needs with such a strong dedication to customer support. Working with a recognized industry thought-leader like Alex was too good an opportunity to pass up.”