- Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016
- CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
GenArts, Inc., makers of premium special effects software for professional motion graphic artists, video editors and VFX compositors, has named George Naspo as its president and CEO. In his new role, Naspo has as his first priority investing in new product capabilities, including enhanced interoperability with modern postproduction tools. Naspo will also focus on growing the sales and marketing functions.
Naspo is a three-time CEO with a history of achievement at both start-ups and mature companies in emerging and growth markets. Prior to joining GenArts, he served as president and CEO of Virtacore, a cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. During his tenure at Virtacore, revenue tripled.
“George is a proven executive who has successfully delivered great software solutions to customers,” said Nikitas Koutoupes, board member and managing director at GenArts’ largest shareholder, Insight Venture Partners.
Naspo has been working with the GenArts organization since December of 2015 in an advisory capacity. Naspo said, “We set the standard for high quality effects in video production and postproduction, and we’re committed to continuing to innovate and help video artists and editors produce the highest quality of work.”
Before Virtacore, Naspo served as president and CEO of IKANO Communications, a provider of Internet access, email, hosting, and related IP services. He has also held senior leadership roles with Xelus, an enterprise software developer, and wireless communications provider Securicor Wireless.