Avid today said that Ken Gayron is the company’s new CFO and EVP, part of the company’s first announcement of appointments following the February departure of CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. and the appointment of his successor, Jeff Rosica.
Gayron comes to Avid from Numerex, an Internet-of-things integrated platform provider that was recently sold to Sierra Wireless. He replaces previous CFO Brian Agle in the position.
“I’m excited to welcome Ken and anticipate that his experience, skills and management style will quickly sharpen Avid’s focus and execution while helping to improve the outcomes for the Company, our customers and partners, as well as our shareholders,” said Rosica in a prepared statement. “Coinciding with my first 100 days as CEO, I’m pleased to announce these strategic appointments that will enhance our executive and senior leadership teams in order to reinforce our ability to better capitalize on the opportunities in front of us and optimize business performance…. We’re grateful for the efforts and service of Brian during his tenure at Avid, and we wish him well.”
In other appointments announced today, Dana Ruzicka has been named chief product officer, with responsibility for engineering, program and product management, solutions marketing and alliance partnerships, and Tim Claman is now CTO and VP of product management, reporting to Ruzicka. (Claman had a previous stint as Avid’s CTO, between 2011 and 2012, before taking jobs at WireMosaic and Quantel.)
Jason Duva, previously general counsel and SVP of strategic initiatives, was promoted to the new position of chief legal and administrative officer and EVP, Diana Brunelle is now chief human resources officer and VP, and Sharon McGowan-Spinelli takes on the new role of VP of business operations. Both Brunelle and McGowan-Spinelli report to Duva. Alessandra Melloni, formerly assistant general counsel, took the new position of general counsel and VP.
Finally, Dave Perillo became SVP of global supply chain operations, reporting to Rosica.