Sunday, April 14, 2024

David Hockley Named Picsolve CEO


Picsolve has today announced the appointment of David Hockley as Chief Executive Officer. David previously held the role of Picsolve’s interim CEO and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition of US market leader Freeze Frame in September 2017. David will focus on driving Picsolve’s top-line growth, helping its partners realise innovative customer experiences, boosting new business and increasing operational efficiency.

With more than 25 years of experience working in the media, entertainment and technology sectors within the UK, US and Asia-Pacific, David is highly experienced in supporting business expansion into new markets. Picsolve is already experiencing huge international growth in the US and Asia, with 30% revenue growth in 2017, and David’s focus is on accelerating this trajectory.

David joined the Picsolve team in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing a track record in business transformation and considerable M&A experience. David previously worked with both international businesses and start-ups, holding positions as the CFO of Channel 5 and consulting for US companies including publisher Hearst Magazines and media company Scripps Interactive Networks – the parent company of lifestyle channels including the Food Network. David is a trustee and chairs the finance committee for Make a Wish and The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

David will work closely with Picsolve’s executive team, including CTO Dan Maunder, as well as third-party technology partners to support the development of Picsolve’s visionary imaging technology and diversification into sectors beyond theme parks. These include hotels, casinos, luxury resorts and stadia – an ambition the company has already made considerable advances towards with partnerships including Studio City, the luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau, East Asia.

Colin Tenwick, Chairman, Picsolve comments: “I’m delighted to welcome David in his new role as CEO. In his time at the company so far he has truly excelled, playing a critical role in our acquisition strategy and leading us into a period of momentous growth across our target regions. David’s huge breadth of experience will be invaluable in taking Picsolve to the next level, and I’m very excited to see what the future will bring with him at the helm.”

David Hockley, CEO, Picsolve comments: “It’s a really exciting time for Picsolve, as we continue to expand internationally and into new sectors. Having been instrumental in increasing Picsolve’s US footprint with the acquisition of market leader Freeze Frame, I’ll be focused on working with our talented executive team to build on our position as a world-leading digital content creation partner. I look forward to extending our global footprint and continuing to capitalize on the momentum achieved in the last year.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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