Storage and data management outfit, pixitmedia, has added a new Strategic Technology and Innovation and Director of Sales and Marketing.

As the new Director of Strategic Technology and Innovation, Steve Penney joins pixitmedia with a history of managing teams to deliver media infrastructure environments for high profile services for the likes of Viacom, Turner Warner, and more recently Red Bee Media (BBC, Channel 4, ITV).

In his new role based in the London headquarters, Penney will combine software development, delivery and customer-driven development functions, championing pixitmedia’s product capabilities.

Barry Evans, CIO and Co-Founder, pixitmedia said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to pixitmedia. He has been instrumental in leading the delivery of cloud architecture for a whole host of recognised industry names, and has worked across the entire breadth of our service, a perfect fit to lead our customer-driven development.”

Also joining pixitmedia as new Director of Sales and Marketing, Belinda Merrit. Based in the US, Merritt will anchor the company’s overseas presence, connecting with US-based partners and customers,  providing the media and entertainment industry with premium storage solutions.

CEO and Co-Founder at pixitmedia, Ben Leaver, said: “Belinda is a fantastic addition to our North American team. Many of our clients’ headquarters are based across the Atlantic and I couldn’t think of anyone better to appreciate and develop our  relationships in that space.”

Jon Creamer