The Foundry bolsters customer focus with appointment of new CSO

Mike Pilcher joins The Foundry as chief sales officer

London, May XX, 2016: Following the appointment of Jody Madden as chief customer officer (CCO) in May, leading creative software developer The Foundry has appointed Mike Pilcher as chief sales officer (CSO) to lead its global sales efforts and further bolster The Foundry’s focus on customers. 

Mike joins from comScore where he was responsible for the global data analytics company’s sales operation across EMEA and APAC. Mike brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in sales in information services and technology for 25 years. 

Alex Mahon, CEO of The Foundry said, “We have grown significantly in recent years assisted by our expansion into new markets and ongoing focus on the development of leading technologies for our customers. We are now building on this success with further expansion and we see the demand for creative content from our customers and users growing everywhere. Mike has phenomenal experience in helping innovative technology companies achieve commercial success and we are excited that he is joining The Foundry to help us achieve our ambitions.” 

Mike commences in the role immediately and will be responsible for the company’s global sales operations under the leadership of Alex Mahon, who joined The Foundry as CEO in November 2015. 

Mike Pilcher, said, “The Foundry has a unique offering in an industry that is thriving. With emerging technologies such as VR and AR dependent on the creation of high-end content this market it only set to get bigger. The company has demonstrated strong momentum in recent years, and I am thrilled to be joining the exec team, especially at such a fundamental time for both the business and the industry it operates in.”

About The Foundry 

The Foundry is a leading global developer of creative software used to deliver high-end visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. The portfolio empowers artists to create inspiring and technical images and visual experiences in media production (film, commercials, episodic television, gaming, and virtual and augmented reality), and product and industrial design. 

The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in London, with offices in Silicon Valley, Manchester, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Dublin and Austin. In November 2015 Alex Mahon was appointed as CEO while Bill Collis became president. 

Clients include Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Double Negative, The Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Skullcandy. 

In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named The Foundry one of its “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.”




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