UK – Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has announced that David March and Ryan Brown are to take on new directorship roles at the company.
At the same time, Business Unit Director Emma Marlow is to leave the company after almost seven years at the helm. During her time as CEO, then Business Unit Director of Green Hippo, Marlow has driven huge growth, expanded international operations and overseen the 2018 acquisition of the company by US-based Spitfire Creative Technologies.
Now that Marlow has successfully overseen the integration of Green Hippo into the Spitfire group of specialist AV brands, she will not be directly replaced. Instead, her responsibilities are being split across new roles shared by staff across the family of companies.
David March, a 30-year veteran of the entertainment lighting and video market, expands the sales and marketing role he took on last year, with his promotion to Sales and Marketing Director. March will work alongside Ryan Brown, previously product manager, who is now appointed Operations and Product Director. Both will report to Denise Nemchev, President and CEO of Spitfire Creative Technologies, and be based in Green Hippo’s new London office, in Camden.
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and with Ryan’s help spearhead Green Hippo’s future at such an exciting time,” says March. “This is a landmark year for Green Hippo, as we strengthen our foundations and move into new territories.
“On behalf of everyone at Green Hippo, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Emma, who has been an inspirational and greatly-respected Director. She has guided us to great things, and we, like so many in the industry, wish her all the very best in her next adventure.”
Ryan Brown adds: ”It’s always been fantastic to be involved in Green Hippo’s product development, working with such amazing and talented people – colleagues and customers alike – and I look forward to the new challenges ahead in my expanded role. Like David, I’m also very grateful to Emma for everything she has done to bring us to this point, and I wish her every success in the future.”
The management changes come as Green Hippo sets its sights on growth on a global scale. The company also celebrates its twentieth birthday in 2020, marking two decades of success.
Green Hippo now has offices in London and Glendale, California, and a corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now in its fifth year of operation, the California office is driving success in the US market, exceeding projections with strong growth in sales and continued formation of alliances.
The company’s award-winning Hippotizer range is now in its fourth generation and continues to be the go-to solution for real-time video playback for world-class events, offering users an ever-developing range of powerful features, transforming creative possibilities and simplifying workflow.
“Building and developing the team’s strengths has always been a major focus, in addition to developing industry-leading video playback solutions,” says March. “We’re entering our twentieth year with optimism and excitement.”