Vizrt Makes Two Sales Appointments
Vizrt, a global provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators has hired two executives.
James Stellpflug becomes product director to refine focus on the company’s AMECS business and to continue collaboration with customers for new products. He reports to Daniel Nergård, president of Vizrt Americas, and will be based out of the company’s New York office.
In his most recent role as global VP of product marketing at EVS, Stellpflug established a pipeline of product communication to accelerate sales enablement and channel partner efforts, and provided the EVS voice to the market.
Stellpflug brings significant experience from his previous roles, helping grow the EVS business from a small disrupter in the industry to a global powerhouse of live production in his role in technical production. In his time in project management he executed countless big event productions like Olympics, World Cups, Super Bowls, Tennis Opens and other global sports events.
“As a product director James will work with our customers and within our organization to define the requirements and needs in a constantly evolving industry. I am delighted that James has decided to join our exciting journey and team in Vizrt Americas. With James’ knowledge and experience in the industry he will be a key contributor to continued success,” says Daniel Nergård, president of Vizrt Americas.
Also, Steve Papadakis has been hired as the sales manager key accounts supporting the company’s large existing customers, improving their workflows and unleashing broadcast quality, automated storytelling tools for both broadcast and digital destinations.
Papadakis is managing key accounts located in the Northeastern U.S. and Canadian regions. He is in charge of key strategic accounts in one of the main strategic regions for Vizrt Americas and reporting to Eduardo Mancz, VP Sales Americas.
With more than 30 years working in broadcast graphics, his roles started with customer service and channel sales, and moved on to direct sales and strategic account management. His experience in both the technical side of broadcasting, as well as the business aspects, includes working at each key point of a graphics production workflow, from graphic artists to transition clients.
“We are very happy to strengthen our team with Steve Papadakis. Steve will bring long experience, proven track record and industry knowledge to Vizrt Americas,” says Daniel Nergård, president of Vizrt Americas. “We are growing our business and market share, and Steve is an important part of a continued successful growth plan.”