SAN MATEO, Calif., September 18, 2018
Jaunt Inc., the global partner of choice for producing and distributing immersive content, announced three senior leadership transitions today. Mitzi Reaugh, previously VP of Global Business Development and Strategy, has been promoted to CEO effective October 1st. Reaugh has been a driving force behind the launch and growth of the Jaunt XR Platform, a B2B solution that enables partners to distribute augmented, virtual, and mixed reality assets through their own applications and channels. She succeeds George Kliavkoff, who will step down as CEO while remaining a member of the Jaunt Board of Directors. Kliavkoff is leaving the company to take a new position in entertainment that will be announced shortly.
For the past two years Reaugh has worked closely with Kliavkoff and the executive leadership team, and was critical in developing and implementing the strategy that evolved Jaunt into a B2B company focused on providing the full spectrum of immersive solutions for global partners.
Reaugh has spent the majority of her career working on innovative digital media growth initiatives. While at NBC Universal, she was part of the team that formed and launched Hulu. She led strategy and business development for Miramax, and during her time at The Chernin Group she focused on new subscription video platforms. In addition to her role as CEO, Reaugh will join Jaunt’s Board of Directors.
“It continues to be a pleasure to work at Jaunt, driving the growth of this business, and I’m honored to have been chosen by the board of directors to lead the company forward,” Reaugh said. “The future of content is immersive, and Jaunt will continue to deliver industry-leading production and technology that brings scale, impact and ease to our global partners.”
In addition to Reaugh, two other Jaunt executives have newly expanded roles. Dominic Collins moves from GM of International to President, Product Engineering & International, overseeing all international efforts as well as product and engineering. David Moretti is being promoted to President, Strategy and Business Development, responsible for overseeing the sales and business development teams, as well as the legal department. Rounding out the executive team are Arthur van Hoff, Founder and CTO, and Fabrice Cantou, Jaunt’s CFO.
“This is an exciting new chapter in Jaunt’s story, as we continue our tremendous growth as a leader in immersive content creation and distribution,” said van Hoff. “George and Mitzi together have set us on a clear business course to be the premier partner for brands and publishers around the world, and their close collaboration has led to a smooth transition. Mitzi has been instrumental in our evolution, and her extensive experience in emerging content formats, digital media, entertainment and technology makes her the natural choice. I have the utmost confidence in her leadership as our new CEO, and in our entire team.”
In August, Jaunt officially announced the expansion of the Jaunt XR Platform with an innovative approach to volumetric capture that brings fast, affordable, scalable AR content production and distribution capabilities to brands and publishers across the globe. The company also recently acquired Personify’s Teleporter team and technology to accelerate the development of volumetric capture and the Jaunt XR Platform.
Jaunt is the leading XR solutions provider, helping partners produce and distribute the full spectrum of immersive content (virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality). Through its full-service global production house, Jaunt Studios, and the Jaunt XR Platform’s state-of-the-art distribution technology, Jaunt enables companies to leverage XR to tell their stories in the emerging immersive age.
With a portfolio of over 350 groundbreaking productions, two Emmy nominations, one Emmy Award, and two Lumiere Awards, Jaunt Studios leverages creative discipline and innovative production capability to bring partners’ stories to life in XR.
To solve the challenges of distributing immersive experiences, the Jaunt XR Platform is a distribution technology upon which enterprise customers, media companies, and brands rely to share AR, VR, and MR content through their own channels.
Jaunt is a two-time selection for Fast Company’s World's Most Innovative Companies and back-to-back selection for CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company maintains Jaunt Studios in Los Angeles, an international headquarters in London, and a sales office in New York. In 2017, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC).
Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, CMC, Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, SMG, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Google Ventures, Peter Gotcher, and Sky. Experience more at www.jauntxr.com.