Video tech outfit Blackbird hires ex-YouView exec as engineering chief

Cloud video editing platform provider Blackbird has named Morgan Henry as VP of engineering. 

Morgan Henry

Henry, who started his career writing operating systems for smartphones, has previously run strategic innovation programmes at UK IPTV provider YouView. More recently, he has worked for a number of organizations supporting digital content creators and the creator-to-consumer economy.

At YouView, Henry served as head of emerging technologies in charge of new initatives, having previously worked as group manager for third-party platforms and head of mobile.

Henry said:Organizations are demanding ever more efficient video production and Blackbird’s deeply impressive tech stack delivers this. I’m delighted to join the company and work alongside such a great team as it seeks to further strengthen and expand its product suite.”

Blackbird CEO Ian McDonough said: “I’m excited to welcome Morgan as our latest senior hire into Blackbird. Morgan is a superb engineer and executive with an excellent track record in pioneering innovation and leading technology teams. As we stated during our successful fundraise in December, much effort is being put into bringing in new skillsets to complement our existing strengths.

“In a competitive market for top talent I am absolutely thrilled by the experience and quality we have been able to attract. Morgan joins Sumit Rai and Mo Valans who also recently joined in the newly created chief product officera nd SVP product marketing roles respectively.”

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