Mixed reality software company taps industry veterans Juan Rubio, Brad Rochon, and David Dowling as new project specialist, VP of sales and marketing, and chief revenue officer, respectively.
The Future Group, creator of Pixotope - the mixed reality software for broadcast and live events, has announced three new additions to its global staff. Juan Rubio is joining the team as a new product specialist and evangelist; Brad Rochon has been named VP of sales and marketing; and David Dowling comes on board as the new chief revenue officer.
Rubio, Pixotope’s latest product ambassador, will work in customer delivery and satisfaction. Based in the U.S., his career has spanned feature film VFX, AAA Games, and Enterprise. He has worked on productions including the Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions, The Day After Tomorrow and The Watchmen. As an early adopter of VR, AR, and XR, Rubio has extensive experience working on interactive and real-time projects, while also leading teams and external vendors.
“Having first-hand experience of being the customer and being in the driving seat of a number of productions, it’s promising to see mixed reality’s popularity and offering growing in abundance,” noted Rubio. “I’m joining the Pixotope team with a vision of delivering what our customers really need when it comes to virtual productions and offering them support as though Pixotope is an extension of their team.”
L.A.-based Rochon is The Future Group’s new vice president of sales and marketing. His move follows a 23-year stint at Ross Video, where he held various positions in sales, channel management, and product management. In his new role, Rochon will work to strengthen the brand's U.S. operation, underpinned by the deployment of company-wide marketing campaigns to drive growth by increased brand awareness, and to nurture existing customer engagement.
“At Pixotope, we are committed to continually improving our platform to enable customers to push new boundaries on productions – every feature has a story,” shared Rochon. “Driving our offering stateside, I’m excited to collaborate with the community we serve and continue to develop and deliver ground-breaking solutions that are changing the way the industry produces content to tell entertaining stories.”
Dowling joins the Pixotope team as chief revenue officer, bringing with him 25 years in the broadcast industry. He has worked across sales leadership and general management with various positions in graphics, virtual studio, and cloud/SaaS vendors including Sony, Ross Video and ORAD. In his new position, Dowling will be responsible for leading new global sales and marketing efforts across multiple channels and driving initiatives to support both existing and new growth areas
“At Pixotope, our customers come first, and we design the tools and features that the industry is asking for,” explained Dowling. “With dedicated support from bid to delivery, our teams make sure that every production count – no matter where a customer is on their production journey. It’s exciting to be joining Pixotope at a time of exponential growth, and I’m looking forward to learning how we can better serve our customers to continue to develop next-level offerings that enable amazing productions.”
“Pixotope is made by creatives for creatives, and we are proud to be building upon the rapid growth and acceleration we’ve seen in recent months by continuing to invest in the right people,” commented The Future Group CEO Marcus B. Brodersen. “It’s important that new additions to the team bring with them the specialist knowledge that will enable the continued development of our world-class products, and therefore reinforce our commitment to our customers around the world.”
Source: The Future Group