B2B IT solutions provider Jigsaw24 Media has upped Jason Cowan to managing director and David Skeggs to technical & operations director, while boosting its sales team under sales director Tim Bridger.
Hired in 2021 as media business director, Cowan remains at the helm of the Jigsaw24 Media division of Jigsaw 24, but takes on the role of managing director to lead the business unit through its next phase of growth.
The changes to the executive team enable the media division’s expansion into other markets including education and corporate communications where a broad range of high-end media toolsets are required.
“With this executive team in place, Jigsaw24 Media is perfectly positioned to support our customers in media and entertainment and accelerate our growth in new markets in 2024,” says Cowan. “While we each have our own area of expertise, we’re a multi-faceted team and all have a combination of technical, commercial and strategic skills which makes our exec team more than the sum of its parts.”
Since Jigsaw24 acquired root6 in 2017, Davi Skeggs has been instrumental in bringing together the IT and media parts of the business. When Jigsaw24 Media launched as a division in 2022, he took on the role of strategy director – supporting the commercial and back-end operation of the wider organisation with a focus on managed services, portfolio and supply chain. Now, as technical and operations director for Jigsaw24 Media, he will focus exclusively on the mechanics’of the media division, taking end-to-end responsibility for the innovation, presales, solution design, professional services and support departments which retain their original management structures.
“I’m excited to be returning to my roots in media and to the customer, partner and vendor community that I’ve built strong relationships with over the last twenty years,” says Skeggs. “I’m also looking forward to applying my experience with the core business to the media division as creative and IT technologies continue to converge.”
Sales director, Tim Bridger, is growing the sales team to explore other markets. While Jigsaw24 Media operates as a separate business unit, it’s association with the broader Jigsaw24 corporation has meant that the media team could provide key clients with favourable commercial deals to weather some of the effects of the recent financial squeeze. Now, as the market shows signs of picking up again, Bridger and his sales team are preparing for a busy 2024. Key to this will be their ability to evolve in response to the significant changes in the technology and vendor landscape.
In 2023 Jigsaw24 Media has been an important player in supporting post’s transition to a subscription-based model and has also reintroduced training as part of a growing service model in response to customer feedback. Heading into 2024, the sales team will face the exciting but disruptive potential of AI as well as the effect of significant recent vendor acquisitions and mergers.
“We’re excited to see what develops over the next twelve months and anticipate both major disruption and growth in the media technology marketplace.” says Bridger. “In addition to retaining our full sales team of M&E specialists, we’re responding to these changes by growing our sales team to explore opportunities in other markets.”
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