MELVILLE, N.Y. — Sept. 13, 2019 — Chyron today announced the appointment of Ariel Garcia as CEO, effective today.
Garcia will drive Chyron’s expanding focus on product innovation driven by customer requirements. He joined Chyron’s as a board member in 2015, following a strategic investment from Vector Capital, and stepped into the business as president of broadcasting at the end of 2018.
Garcia has a long trajectory of driving growth and operational enhancements for technology companies. Since 2014, he has served as an operating partner and head of value creation at Vector Capital. Previously, he was a senior principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led the company’s technology, media, and telecommunications practices. Garcia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in computer engineering from the Universidad Católica Argentina.
“I am thrilled to step in as CEO during this exciting growth stage for Chyron. Our sports intelligence and broadcasting products are top-notch, and our increasing focus and partnership with our customers will prove critical for future success,” Garcia said. “Chyron has a rich history as a technology innovator. With an increasing focus on customer-centricity and investment in key ecosystem partnerships, we are determined to bring the best technology, services, and value to our customers.”
“Ariel’s ability to successfully drive growth and change make him the ideal fit to lead Chyron’s next era. His deep expertise in applying strategy and operational improvement to boost company performance is a tremendous asset,” said Johan Apel, chairman of the board, Chyron. “We welcome Ariel as the head of our senior executive management team as we continue to advance our operations and bolster the ChyronHego brand globally.”
With this announcement, Marco Lopez steps down as Chyron’s CEO. Garcia commented: “I want to thank Marco for his leadership and contribution to Chyron as CEO. I had the opportunity to closely work with Marco over the past year, and I can attest to his deep understanding of the broadcast industry as well as the great professional and human being that he is. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Both Garcia and Lopez will be attending IBC2019 to discuss the transition and exciting next steps in Chyron’s evolution with customers and partners.