M2A Media Names Marcus Box as CEO; Promotes David Holroyd to CTO, Sam Hewitt to CFO, Leon Box to Director of Customer Success

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.

“It is with enormous pleasure that I hand over the reins of CEO to my co-founder and friend, Marcus Box,” says Marina Kalkanis, COO, M2A Media. “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.”

Marcus Box established M2A Media with Kalkanis in 2016 to help global broadcasters and content publishers transition their video workflows to public cloud.

“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,” adds Box. “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.”

Previously Head of Engineering in BBC Design & Engineering’s Platform and Common Services Division, Marcus Box 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.

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