In a bid to continue strengthening its global position as well as its new XR Platform, immersive content producer and distributor Jaunt has announced the appointment of a new CEO as well as promoting several senior personnel to key positions.
Taking on the role of CEO from 1st October is Mitzi Reaugh, previously VP of Global Business Development and Strategy. Reaugh has been a driving force behind Jaunt’s B2B solution – the Jaunt XR Platform – allowing partners to distribute augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) assets through their own apps and distribution channels. Reaugh succeeds George Kliavkoff, who will remain a member of the Jaunt Board of Directors. Jaunt states that Kliavkoff is leaving the company to take a new position in entertainment that will be announced shortly.
“It continues to be a pleasure to work at Jaunt, driving the growth of this business, and I’m honored to have been chosen by the board of directors to lead the company forward,” Reaugh said in a statement. “The future of content is immersive, and Jaunt will continue to deliver industry-leading production and technology that brings scale, impact and ease to our global partners.”
Additionally, Jaunt executives Dominic Collins and David Moretti have seen their roles expanded. Collins moves from GM of International to President, Product Engineering & International, overseeing all international efforts as well as product and engineering. While David Moretti is being promoted to President, Strategy and Business Development, responsible for overseeing the sales and business development teams, as well as the legal department.
The rest of the executive team include Arthur van Hoff, Founder and CTO, and Fabrice Cantou, Jaunt’s CFO.
“This is an exciting new chapter in Jaunt’s story, as we continue our tremendous growth as a leader in immersive content creation and distribution,” said van Hoff. “George and Mitzi together have set us on a clear business course to be the premier partner for brands and publishers around the world, and their close collaboration has led to a smooth transition. Mitzi has been instrumental in our evolution, and her extensive experience in emerging content formats, digital media, entertainment and technology makes her the natural choice. I have the utmost confidence in her leadership as our new CEO, and in our entire team.”
The last few months have seen Jaunt acquire Personify and its volumetric capture technology Teleporter, as well as revealing new R&D initiatives for its XR Platform. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.