M2A Media Names Marcus Box as CEO, Unveils New Leadership Team
M2A Media has revealed a new look company structure, expanding the company’s leadership team to support future growth. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Box, is to step into the role of CEO. He will succeed current CEO and co-founder Marina Kalkanis, who has held the position since the company’s inception in 2016, as she moves into the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Chief Architect, David Holroyd has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, while Sam Hewitt, M2A’s Chief Finance Officer, and Leon Box, Director of Customer Success, will complete the newly formed leadership team.
Talking about the restructure, Marina Kalkanis, COO, M2A Media says, “It is with enormous pleasure that I hand over the reins of CEO to my co-founder and friend, Marcus Box. When we founded M2A Media in 2016, it was our plan from the outset that Marcus would eventually succeed me in this role. It has been an honour to lead the company through its trajectory of growth and the time is now right for me to step down. There is no one better to lead M2A than Marcus; a brilliant innovator who cares deeply about M2A, our customers and the team’s future growth.”
New CEO Marcus Box adds: “We owe M2A Media’s strong growth and success to Marina’s unwavering leadership and the hard work and dedication of our talented team of video experts. It will be a privilege to steer the company through its next phase of growth, supported by our experienced leadership team. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we will continue to innovate pioneering solutions that will help shape the future of the broadcast technology industry.”
Marcus Box established M2A Media with co-founder Marina Kalkanis in 2016 to help global broadcasters and content publishers transition their video workflows to public cloud.
Previously Head of Engineering in BBC Design & Engineering’s Platform and Common Services Division, Marcus was responsible for designing, building, maintaining and supporting the BBC’s media workflows. Projects included Media Factory, in which iPlayer’s entire VOD workflow was migrated to the AWS Cloud, and File Based Delivery in which the BBC’s tape-based linear workflows were migrated to file/IP.
Leaders in cloud-based broadcast technology, M2A Media enables OTT platforms, broadcasters and sports-rights owners, such as DAZN, ITV, Channel 4, BBC and BritBox to quickly and easily harness the flexible, scalable benefits of the cloud for live video via its smart orchestration and state-of-the-art management tools. Last year, M2A delivered hundreds of thousands of live events to over 80 countries, streaming more than one billion hours of content to millions of viewers concurrently.