AUCKLAND, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vista Group CEO Kimbal Riley has introduced that longtime Movio executives Sarah Lewthwaite and Matthew Liebmann will collectively lead the corporate following the departure of Co-Founder and Chief Govt Will Palmer this December. Lewthwaite, Movio’s Chief Consumer Officer positioned in London, and Matthew Liebmann, Movio’s Chief Working Officer working out of the corporate’s Auckland headquarters, will report on to Riley.
“Will has been completely instrumental within the success of Vista Group by constructing Movio into the worldwide chief in advertising knowledge analytics and marketing campaign administration options for the movie business,” stated Riley. “Now, having navigated the pandemic efficiently, Will felt it was the proper time for him to go the baton to the succesful fingers of Sarah Lewthwaite and Matthew Liebmann to proceed to construct on Movio’s legacy whereas he flexes his entrepreneurial muscle tissue as soon as once more. My heartfelt because of Will for his excellent contribution to Vista Group and Movio. All of us want him the easiest for his future endeavours.”
“It has been an absolute privilege to steer the Movio group for the previous 11 years,” stated Palmer. “Their collective expertise and fixed drive to innovate continues to amaze me. And whereas there’s nonetheless a lot extra to attain, I felt the time was proper handy the reins to 2 excellent executives and private associates, Sarah Lewthwaite and Matthew Liebmann. Their vitality and enthusiasm for the movie business is unparalleled and I’ve little doubt they are going to guarantee Movio’s ongoing success.“
“Matthew and Sarah are world class leaders, every deeply revered inside Movio, Vista Group, and the complete theatrical sector,” Riley added, “Each Will and I’ve the utmost religion of their means to information the Movio group because it continues to ship excellent outcomes now and into the longer term.”
About Sarah Lewthwaite
As Chief Consumer Officer for the previous yr, Lewthwaite expanded her space of duty and has been chargeable for all of Movio’s exhibition, movie studio, and distributor relationships globally. She efficiently established Movio Cinema within the EMEA market, rising the area’s cinema consumer base to over 40 exhibitors in additional than 30 international locations, whereas launching Movio Media and Movio Analysis within the UK, and forming partnerships with key movie studio and distribution companions. She additionally led Movio Strategic Providers, designing loyalty packages and database advertising methods in 12 totally different international locations.
Previous to Movio, Lewthwaite spent 15 years within the cinema business in Canada, together with as Vice President of Advertising and marketing at Cineplex Leisure, throughout which she led the event of their buyer loyalty program and advertising technique. Lewthwaite additionally sits on the Board of the Occasion Cinema Affiliation, is a Director for the Cinema Expertise Group CIC and was named one in all 2020’s ‘High 50 Ladies in International Cinema’ by Celluloid Junkie and Field Workplace.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be main Movio into the longer term,” stated Lewthwaite. “We’re at a pivotal time within the cinema business and I’m each optimistic and excited for what’s to return, and the way Movio will proceed to evolve to assist the wants of our purchasers. Matthew and I’ve shaped a improbable partnership and our complementary abilities and places on the planet will enable us to ship much more successfully to our purchasers, group and shareholders.”
About Matthew Liebmann
For nearly 25 years, Matthew Liebmann has centered on the leisure and media sector, serving to cinema exhibitors adapt to advancing know-how and altering visitor expectations. As Chief Working Officer at Movio, he has overseen worldwide technique and operations for Movio’s flagship product, Movio Cinema, the main advertising knowledge analytics and focused marketing campaign answer for cinema exhibitors, which accrues anonymized complete advertising knowledge on 39+ million energetic moviegoers from the world’s main cinema chains.
Previous to becoming a member of Movio, Liebmann spent a lot of his profession in cinema exhibition. He launched and directed the visitor loyalty program at Hoyts Cinema Australia, chosen as finest program in Australia in 2012 by the Australian Advertising and marketing Institute. He was a number one leisure and media guide at PwC Australia, in addition to the founding writer of the Australian Leisure and Media Outlook. Liebmann additionally served two phrases as a director on the Board of Display Australia, the Australian Federal Authorities’s key funding physique for the Australian display manufacturing business.
“I’ve been concerned with Movio for nearly 10 years, first as a consumer after which as an worker, so I really perceive the product, group, and legacy that Will and his co-founder Peter Beguely created,” stated Liebmann. “I’m excited to construct upon their achievements for the good thing about our business, our purchasers and moviegoers and I can’t consider a greater accomplice on this than Sarah Lewthwaite.”
Movio is the worldwide chief in advertising knowledge analytics and marketing campaign administration options, revolutionizing the best way the movie business interacts with moviegoers. Movio is the world’s most complete supply of moviegoer knowledge and has merchandise designed particularly with the challenges of film advertising in thoughts. Film lovers at coronary heart, it’s our mission to attach everybody with their perfect film. Movio is an organization of Vista Group Worldwide Ltd (NZX & ASX: VGL).
About Vista Group:
Vista Group Worldwide Ltd (Vista Group) is a public firm, based in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on each the New Zealand and Australian inventory exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group supplies software program and extra know-how options throughout the worldwide movie business. Cinema administration software program is supplied by Vista Leisure Options (‘Vista Cinema’), the originating enterprise of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer knowledge analytics), Veezi (cloud-based software program for the impartial cinema market), movieXchange (connecting the film business to simplify the availability of movie media for promotion and the sale of film tickets), Maccs (movie distribution software program), Numero (field workplace reporting software program for movie distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence (enterprise intelligence options), Powster (inventive studio and advertising platform for film studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for film info) present an modern vary of complementary merchandise throughout further movie business sectors, from manufacturing and distribution, to cinema exhibition by means of to the expertise of the moviegoer. Vista Group has places of work positioned in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Cape City, London, the Netherlands, Romania, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Mexico Metropolis.
Go to www.vistagroup.co