LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk), maker of the popular Nuke compositing solution, has appointed Jody Madden to the newly-created role of chief customer officer. The announcement follows the company’s appointment of Alex Mahon to CEO last November.
Madden’s new role is designed to strengthen and reinforce The Foundry’s customer-centric approach, as well as its commitment to technical innovation. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously held positions such as COO and head of production, and taken on technology management roles in customer organizations that include Digital Domain and Industrial Light & Magic. As The Foundry’s COO, Madden was responsible for the planning and execution of the company’s operations and strategic vision.
“Jody’s experience as a customer, combined with her natural communication abilities, her understanding of The Foundry, and her dedication, made her the perfect choice for this new role,” says Mahon. “I’m thrilled to work with Jody in her capacity as CCO; as a team we have ambitious plans for the coming years and she is central to making them a reality.”
“I’m really excited to be stepping into this new role,” adds Madden. “Over the last 15 years I have been part of The Foundry’s growth, first as a customer and then as its COO, and I’ve always been impressed with The Foundry’s commitment to its customers. I’m looking forward to bringing our customers even closer to our business and being part of The Foundry’s growth story along with the rest of the exec team.”