• 30 May 2024
  • EVS.com
Richard Katz
This appointment underscores EVS’ commitment to solidifying its presence and expanding its influence in this strategic region.

EVS is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Katz as Senior Vice President of Operations for the North and Latin American (NALA) region. This appointment is integral to EVS’ broader strategy to further invest in the NALA region, anticipating significant growth and aiming to elevate customer service and project management to the highest industry standards on a global scale.

Richard’s primary objectives are to strengthen the structure of the region’s operations team, elevate service levels to world-class standards, and reinforce the collaboration with the sales force. In his role, he will oversee all daily operations and ensure the delivery of EVS’ professional services, including customer support and project management. Additionally, Richard will manage technical and support escalations to guarantee customer satisfaction. These efforts aim to foster sustainable growth in this strategic region.

Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in broadcasting technology and 2110 networks to EVS. Known for optimizing workflows, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and strategic resource allocation, he possesses a deep understanding of the wider video delivery chain from production all the way through to CDN and OTT. Prior to his arrival at EVS, Richard was Vice President of Technology and Engineering at Pac-12 Networks, overseeing the production of hundreds of live broadcast events annually, consistently achieving seamless operations. He has also held significant roles at IFIT, CSI Sports, and NBC Universal, demonstrating his operational leadership, and strategic capabilities.

Xavier Orri, Chief Experience Officer at EVS commented: "The NALA region is a strategically important area of growth for EVS and Richard’s proven track record and commitment to excellence make him the ideal candidate to lead our operations in the region. We are confident that under his leadership, EVS will continue to accelerate growth and reinforce its market position in North and Latin America.” 

Richard Katz stated: "As EVS expands its leadership from live production technology to the entire broadcast ecosystem, guiding our team and customers on this journey is incredibly exciting."

Media contact

  • Sébastien Verlaine

    Head of Marketing & Communications s.verlaine@evs.com