The Foundry cements its commitment to customers with creation of new role

Jody Madden becomes The Foundry’s chief customer officer

London, May 12, 2016: Following the appointment of Alex Mahon to CEO in November last year, leading creative software developer The Foundry has appointed Jody Madden to the newly created role of chief customer officer. 

The new role strengthens and reinforces The Foundry’s customer-centric approach and commitment to being part of the technical innovation in the industry and continuing to deliver innovative products to our dedicated customers. 

Alex Mahon, CEO of The Foundry said, “Our customers are one of our most precious assets. We are focused on responding to their challenges and on how we can help solve them; we understand the importance of creating solutions that enable them to achieve better results. It was completely natural to me that we should have a chief customer officer to embody that commitment and to ensure we cherish them. 

“Jody’s experience as a customer, combined with her natural communication abilities, her understanding of The Foundry, and her dedication made her the perfect choice for this new role. I’m thrilled to work with Jody in her capacity as CCO; as a team we have ambitious plans for the coming years and she is central to making them a reality.” 

Jody brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously held positions such as COO and head of production, and taken on technology management roles in customer organisations including Digital Domain and Industrial Light & Magic. As The Foundry’s COO, Jody was responsible for the planning and execution of the company’s operations and strategic vision. 

Jody Madden, chief customer officer at The Foundry said, “I’m really excited to be stepping into this new role. Over the last 15 years I have been part of The Foundry’s growth, first as a customer and then as its COO, and I’ve always been impressed with The Foundry’s commitment to its customers. I’m looking forward to bringing our customers even closer to our business and being part of The Foundry’s growth story along with the rest of the exec team.”

About The Foundry 

The Foundry is a leading global developer of creative software used to deliver high-end visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. The portfolio empowers artists to create inspiring and technical images and visual experiences in media production (film, commercials, episodic television, gaming, and virtual and augmented reality), and product and industrial design. 

The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in London, with offices in Silicon Valley, Manchester, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Dublin and Austin. In November 2015 Alex Mahon was appointed as CEO. 

Clients include Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Double Negative, The Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Skullcandy. 

In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named The Foundry one of its “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.”

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