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The Foundry Appoints Jody Madden Chief Product Officer

Madden to serve as both Chief Product Officer and Chief Customer Officer, while Phil Parsonage is named Director of Engineering.

Creative software developer The Foundry has appointed Jody Madden as Chief Product Officer alongside her existing role as Chief Customer Officer. Phil Parsonage becomes Director of Engineering in another executive appointment.

Jody brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously held the position of COO at The Foundry and she will continue to hold the role of Chief Customer Officer. Jody has formerly taken on technology management roles in organizations including Digital Domain and Industrial Light & Magic. As The Foundry’s CPO, Jody is responsible for managing The Foundry’s full product line and delivering innovative software to the market.

Phil has been with The Foundry for over 10 years and has combined strategic, technical and operational skills to run The Foundry’s engineering function. As part of overseeing this area, he is responsible for conceiving and implementing the company’s technical strategy.

“I’m really excited to be stepping into this new role as I continue my rewarding journey with The Foundry,” said Jody Madden, CCP and CPO at The Foundry. “I started as a customer so I’m intimately familiar with the challenges the market faces. Now as CPO, I’m truly excited to help our customers address their technical and business challenges by continuing to push the boundaries of visual effects and design software.”

“I joined The Foundry to deliver cutting edge research, tools and technology to help our users solve problems,” said Phil Parsonage, Director of Engineering at The Foundry. “To have the opportunity to do this at a larger scale in the new role is hugely exciting. I’m intrigued to see what the future holds, what we can make and how The Foundry will help the creative and design industries go from strength to strength.”

The appointment of Jody Madden and Phil Parsonage will strengthen The Foundry’s customer-centric approach and commitment to advancing the art and technology of visual experience. The move allows The Foundry to continue delivering innovative products to its base of customers and build upon the company’s success.

Source: The Foundry