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Will Evans named CEO of Spitfire Audio

Posted on: Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Will-Evans-Press-Shot-2018_smWill Evans, former global sales & marketing manager at Spitfire Audio, has been promoted to CEO. The new role was created by founders Paul Thomson and Christian Henson in order to have someone dedicated to the day-to-day running of the business and provide a “singular leadership voice”. Thomson and Henson will focus on creative opportunities and partnerships, and on ensuring Spitfire’s product offering is aligned to its customer base.

Henson said: “Paul and I are incredibly proud that Will has accepted the position as CEO at Spitfire Audio and look forward to working with him to continue spreading the Spitfire creed globally in this next fascinating phase of our evolution.”

Speaking to Resolution, Evans told us: “At the heart of Spitfire Audio are British music-makers determined to make the best tools for their peers. I think that’s what’s helped people fall in love with the brand, and I’m really excited to be part of the story as we grow into a successful global company.”

Christian Henson, founder of Spitfire Audio, said: “Paul and I are incredibly proud that Will has accepted the position as CEO at Spitfire Audio and look forward to working with him to continue spreading the Spitfire creed globally in this next fascinating phase of our evolution.”

Evans joined Spitfire Audio from Focusrite Audio Engineering, where he worked on artist, brand and media partnerships for five years, on brands including Focusrite, Novation, KRK and sE Electronics. He holds a PhD in psychoacoustic engineering from the Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey, where he also lectured in electroacoustics. Prior to that he received a Masters in acoustical engineering from the University of Southampton. Alongside his academic studies, Evans founded a small record label and artist management company Tape Club Records, and the combination of his two interests led to his work in music technology. Evans is also a non-executive director for Saffron Records, an organisation promoting women in music making.

Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company producing high quality virtual instruments and sample libraries. It collaborates with the world’s best composers, producers, engineers and studios to create detailed and realistic recordings of instruments and sounds for use in computer-based music production. Spitfire’s collaborators include Hans Zimmer, Air Studios, Eric Whitacre and many more.

www.spitfireaudio.com



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