IPV Names Philip McDanell Chairman
Cambridge, U.K.-based media asset management software provider IPV today announced the appointment of Philip McDanell as chairman of the board, effectively immediately.
McDanell has extensive experience in the media and technology sector, having held senior board positions at MTV, Chrysalis Group, and most recently Peach, formerly Group IMD, where he helped devise and execute the company’s global business strategy.
McDanell said: “I am excited to be joining IPV at this interesting stage of its growth. IPV’s Curator platform is without doubt one of the best products that I have seen. I am particularly pleased that IPV has just launched CuratorNow to help the broadcast industry address the present market difficulties by enabling editors to work remotely on frame accurate proxy videos.”
Available immediately and deployable in days, CuratorNow fast-tracks the ability of creatives to work from any location, including their home, with just basic Wi-Fi for project collaboration using the core tools of Curator, IPV’s proven flagship video content management platform, allowing for simple scalability and an easy upgrade path.
IPV CEO Mark Fagan said: “Philip brings highly relevant experience to IPV, especially from his most recent position at Peach during which time the business expanded from a U.K.-centric business to operating in more than 40 countries after having transitioned from original legacy software to a world-beating cloud platform.
“We are currently in a similar position with the expansion of our Curator platform to include the remote operation benefits of CuratorNow and very much look forward to gaining from Philip’s expertise at a corporate level, as well as the demonstrable benefits that will naturally accrue to our customers, existing and new, worldwide.”