Content creation firm appoints former Channel 5 executive as CEO


Content creation firm Picsolve appoints former Channel 5 executive as CEO

Picsolve, Derby-headquartered content creation firm has appointed a former Channel 5 executive as its new chief executive officer.

David Hockley 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. Hockley’s focus will now be on driving Picsolve’s top-line growth, helping its partners realise innovative customer experiences, boosting new business and increasing operational efficiency.

Hockley 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.”

Having joined the Picsolve team in 2016 as chief financial officer, Hockley will bring a track record in business transformation and considerable M&A experience.

He 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.

Colin Tenwick, chairman of Picsolve, said: “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.”