30/09/2022

Blackbird hires Morgan Henry as new VP of Engineering

Blackbird plc  the technology licensor, developer and seller of the market-leading cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has announced the appointment of Morgan Henry as VP Engineering.

A vision-led technology leader, Morgan brings 20 years experience heading and growing teams in innovator and disruptor businesses across mobile, media, music and multiplayer gaming.

Starting his career writing operating systems for landmark smartphones, Morgan then successfully ran strategic innovation programmes at UK IPTV pioneer, YouView.

More recently, Morgan’s focus has been on accelerating growth for organizations supporting digital content creators and the creator-to-consumer economy.

Morgan joins Blackbird to lead the company’s engineering team and ensure the successful development and rollout of current and future products.

Morgan Henry said: “Organizations are demanding ever more efficient video production and Blackbird’s deeply impressive tech stack delivers this.

“I’m delighted to join the company and work alongside such a great team as it seeks to further strengthen and expand its product suite.”

Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, added: “I’m excited to welcome Morgan as our latest senior hire into Blackbird. Morgan is a superb engineer and executive with an excellent track record in pioneering innovation and leading technology teams.

“As we stated during our successful fundraise in December, much effort is being put into bringing in new skillsets to complement our existing strengths.

“In a competitive market for top talent I am absolutely thrilled by the experience and quality we have been able to attract. Morgan joins Sumit Rai and Mo Valans who also recently joined in the newly created Chief Product Officer and SVP Product Marketing roles respectively.”