Eamonn Dowdall Promoted to CRO at Gravity Media Group
New role is part of Gravity Media Group’s strategy to enhance worldwide offering
Gravity Media Group — owner of Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, and Input Media — has promoted Eamonn Dowdall to the new position of chief revenue officer. Formerly business development director, he has helped drive significant worldwide growth. In his new role, he will report directly to CEO John Newton and focus on increasing sales and business development globally as part of his overall responsibility for the revenue streams across GMG.
Dowdall joined Gearhouse Broadcast in 2000 as commercial director and was promoted to managing director of the UK division. More recently, he has concentrated on GMG sales. He previously spent 14 years with Sony’s Broadcast & Professional division, working in a variety of market segments before becoming GM.
“I am extremely excited to be taking on this newly created position at an exciting time in the industry with 4K, remote production, and IP technology at the forefront of our solutions and research and development,” says Dowdall. “I’m looking forward to focusing on the global expansion of services and offerings across the group’s subsidiaries.”
The creation of this position is part of Gravity Media Group’s strategy to further enhance its worldwide offering to customers who are having to continuously adapt to meet new challenges in the changing media landscape. Following recent investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners to help fund growth, GMG acquired Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports-production companies, so that it can meet industry demand for end-to-end production and facilities capabilities. It has also deployed Columbus, a state-of-the-art 4K mobile unit built by Gearhouse Broadcast specifically to operate in the U.S. live-production market.
The announcement of Dowdall as CRO quickly follows the promotion of Ed Tischler to managing director, Gearhouse Broadcast UK. That move enables Kevin Moorhouse to vacate that position in order to fully focus on being COO of Gravity Media Group. He’ll continue GMG’s mission of providing outstanding technology, solutions, and exceptional support to customers across the globe.
Newton says that Dowdall’s background, market understanding, and in-depth knowledge of GMG businesses make him an ideal choice to drive expansion across the group and help further increase its global footprint.
“I’m delighted that we’re able to continue to develop and reward our outstanding in-house talent,” he adds. “These recent promotions will let us be more focused on helping our customers deliver more technically advanced and operationally efficient productions, while ensuring they continue to receive the quality of service that we are renowned for.”