Vizrt Appoints Jon Raidel as Global Head of Live Cloud Production


Vizrt, the home of software-defined visual storytelling, today announces the appointment of Jon Raidel as new to the company World leader for its live production in the cloud offer.

With an accomplished experience of nearly two decades as a technical director in sports broadcasting, Raidel is uniquely positioned to further innovate Vizrt’s solutions in live cloud production through his deep and intimate understanding of the challenges and customer needs.

“Creating software-defined visual storytelling tools is essential when it comes to future-proofing live production, and Vizrt is advancing these fail-safe technologies. I’ve worked with Vizrt and NewTek for years, and they have some of the best deals around. Working with the technology of the future made me want to be directly involved in driving change – that’s why I joined Vizrt,” says Raidel.

Jon Raidel

Raidel is a rich source of expertise and will work directly with the development teams. He will also be an integral part of Vizrt’s Customer Success Team to ensure that Vizrt’s trusted and dependable cloud and live production solutions become even more relatable and valuable to end users.

“Jon is an incredible asset to Vizrt because of his first-hand experience of the demands and challenges our customers face on a daily basis. With his unique perspective, our world-class solutions and customer success team will only get better, strengthening our position in the cloud live production market,” says Vanessa Walmsley, Global Head of Customer Success.

Prior to joining Vizrt, Raidel worked as a technical operations manager with the National Football League for the NFL Network and NFL Digital control rooms. Prior to that, Raidel worked with the National Basketball Association as Technical Director. In both roles, Raidel has championed Vizrt and NewTek technologies using the solutions on hundreds of productions of various sizes both on-premises and in the cloud.

At Vizrt, Raidel will work with the Product Development and Customer Success teams on several 2022 initiatives, including enhancing Vizrt’s capabilities in sports, establishing a Vizrt Technical Director Academy, creating a new Vizrt Center of Excellence to expand product offerings, training and certification options for customers. Further details on these Vizrt initiatives will be available soon.


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