CHATSWORTH, CA — Xytech (xytechsystems.com), a developer of resource management software for the media and broadcast industries, has appointed Keith Buckley as the company’s new president and CEO. He succeeds Richard Gallagher, the company’s founder, who will now advise Xytech’s board, as envisioned when the company was acquired by Banneker Partners in December 2021. With Buckley at the helm, this move positions Xytech to significantly enhance its commitment to product innovation and operational excellence.
Since the acquisition, Banneker immediately began implementing enhancements of Xytech’s operational capabilities to speed the delivery of functionality essential to Xytech’s customers and allow the company to scale to meet continuing demand for its MediaPulse platform. The addition of Buckley to lead these efforts confirms Banneker’s commitment to Xytech, its employees and its worldwide customer base.
Buckley has been a leader of high-growth companies for private equity sponsors and international corporations across many tech industries, with a focus on media and network software and services. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Federos, an AI-optimized analytics and automation software solutions provider for complex networks that was recently sold to Oracle. He previously served as president and CEO of The Switch Enterprises, a leader in content production and delivery services for streaming and broadcast networks around the world. Before this, he was president and CEO of ASC Signal Corporation, Trusonic and InSight Telecommunications Corporation, among other media industry-leading companies.
“I’m joining Xytech as the company is poised for significant growth, and look forward to leveraging Xytech’s highly-skilled team, strong base of product offerings, long history of core successes and its world-class customer base,” says Buckley. “The investments we’re planning and will execute upon in the immediate future will substantially increase Xytech’s value across the media and broadcast industries, creating an exciting environment for our team, our owners and — especially — our customers.”
"When I started Xytech almost 40 years ago, I couldn’t have imagined the impact Xytech would have on the industry,” notes Gallagher. “I’m incredibly grateful to my staff across the company’s history and our amazing customers. Being of service to this community has been a deeply rewarding experience. I look forward to transitioning my responsibilities to Keith, whose background makes him a great steward of the business going forward and working with Banneker in the strategic advisory role."