Marcus Box becomes CEO, with Marina Kalkanis moving to chief operating officer

Marcus Box M2A Media CEO

Cloud broadcasting company M2A Media has reshuffled its leadership.

Co-founder Marcus Box moves from chief technology officer to CEO, with fellow-co-founder Marina Kalkanis moving from CEO to chief operating officer. In addition, chief architect David Holroyd is promoted to chief technology officer.

Chief finance officer Sam Hewitt and director of customer success Leon Box complete the leadership team.

Marcus Box founded M2A Media with Kalkanis in 2016, having formerly been head of engineering in BBC Design & Engineering’s platform and  common services division. He was responsible for designing, building, maintaining and supporting the BBC’s media workflows with projects including Media Factory, in which iPlayer’s entire VOD workflow was migrated to the AWS Cloud, and File Based Delivery in which the BBC’s tape-based linear workflows were migrated to file/IP.

Kalkanis said: “It is with enormous pleasure that I hand over the reins of CEO to my co-founder and friend, Marcus Box. When we founded M2A Media in 2016, it was our plan from the outset that Marcus would eventually succeed me in this role. It has been an honour to lead the company through its trajectory of growth and the time is now right for me to step down. There is no one better to lead M2A than Marcus; a brilliant innovator who cares deeply about M2A, our customers and the team’s future growth.”

New CEO Box added: “We owe M2A Media’s strong growth and success to Marina’s unwavering leadership and the hard work and dedication of our talented team of video experts. It will be a privilege to steer the company through its next phase of growth, supported by our experienced leadership team. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we will continue to innovate pioneering solutions that will help shape the future of the broadcast technology industry.”