AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (NASDAQ:AVID) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Departure of Director or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Termination of Louis Hernandez Jr. as Chief Executive Officer
On February 25, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board’) of Avid Technology, Inc. (the “Company”) voted to terminate the employment of Louis Hernandez Jr., Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, due to violations by Mr. Hernandez of the Company’s policies related to workplace conduct. As a result of this termination under his employment agreement, Mr. Hernandez is no longer the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and resigns from his position on the Company’s Board effective immediately.
Appointment of Jeff Rosica as Chief Executive Officer
In connection with Mr. Hernandez’s termination, the Board appointed Jeff Rosica, who has been serving as the Company’s President, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Rosica, age 56, joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations in January 2013. In January 2016, Mr. Rosica was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and in December 2016, he was appointed President of the Company. From early 2002 until joining the Company, Mr. Rosica served in various capacities with Grass Valley, LLC, a broadcast equipment supplier, most recently as Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Rosica was Vice President and General Manager of Phillips Broadcast from 1996.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Rosica and any other persons to which Mr. Rosica was named as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Rosica and any director or executive officer of the Company and Mr. Rosica has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosed to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Appointment of Nancy Hawthorne as Chair of the Board
In connection with Mr. Hernandez’s resignation from his position on the Company’s Board, the Board has appointed Nancy Hawthorne as its new chair.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 26, 2018, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing the termination of Mr. Hernandez, the appointment of Mr. Rosica as Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of Ms. Hawthorne as the chair of the Company’s Board. A copy of the Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Limitation on Incorporation by Reference. The information furnished in Item 7.01, including the Press Release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. ExhibitEX-99.1 2 a02-26x2018exhibit991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1AVID TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JEFF ROSICA AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND TERMINATION OF LOUIS HERNANDEZ,…To view the full exhibit click
About AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (NASDAQ:AVID)
Avid Technology, Inc. is a provider of an open and integrated technology platform, along with applications and services that enable the creation, distribution and monetization of audio and video content. The Company develops, markets, sells and supports software and hardware for digital media content production, management, secured content storage and distribution. The Company’s products are used in production and post-production facilities; film studios; network, affiliate, independent and cable television stations; recording studios; live-sound performance venues; advertising agencies; government and educational institutions; corporate communication departments, and by independent video and audio creative professionals, as well as aspiring professionals and enthusiasts. Projects produced using its products include feature films, television programs, live events, news broadcasts, commercials, music, video and other digital media content.