Graphics And Media Workflow Specialist Vizrt Names New CEO

Vizrt has appointed software-industry veteran Michael Hallen as its new CEO, effective August 1st 2016. Hallen replaces former Vizrt CEO, Martin Burkhalter, who recently retired after six years at the company. Dr. François Laborie, COO, remains as Acting CEO until August 1st.

Hallen will be based in the Vizrt Global Headquarters in Bergen, Norway.

Hallen brings 25 years of experience heading up technology companies to the top job at Vizrt. Most recently CEO of Qmatic Group, a Swedish software and hardware company in the Customer Experience Management space, Hallen also served CEO at Boss Media (Gaming Entertainment Software) and CEO at IFS (ERP software). He has also held several non-executive directorships in various tech companies and currently he holds two board positions, working with Fingerprint Cards and Paxport.

Torben Munch, Vizrt Chairman of the Board, said that with Hallen at the helm, he expects the company to expand its client base to include all media companies that create and distribute digital content. This includes leveraging the company's leadership in broadcast graphics and broadening its scope into video creation, storytelling and video distribution on all platforms. 

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