Broadcast Pix Names Steve Ellis CEO
Billerica, Mass.-based Broadcast Pix, a supplier of integrated video production systems, announced on Friday that it has hired industry veteran Steve Ellis as its president-CEO, effective Feb. 11. He will also be a member of the company’s board of directors. Broadcast Pix co-founder and CEO, Ken Swanton, will remain actively involved with the company and on the board.
Since 2008, Ellis has been VP of Telestream. He began his video career in the Air Force, Merrill Lynch and AT&T. In 1988, he became VP-GM of Editel Boston, a graphics house for broadcast and commercial film.
In 1992, he co-founded SNNY, which sold video production equipment to high-end customers in the Northeast and was the top reseller for Pinnacle Systems. In 1999, he was hired by Pinnacle as its director of sales for the Americas, and was a key member of the team that directed the company’s rapid growth and eventual acquisition by Avid. He then joined Vizrt as VP of sales for North American operations.