North Plains Strengthens Executive Team

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James Christopher Promoted to CEO and Jim Atkinson Joins as VP of Sales & Marketing

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this gives North Plains a customer-oriented executive team that can manage rapid growth

North Plains, LLC, the leading provider of Digital Asset Management, today announced the promotion of James Christopher to President and CEO, and the hiring of Jim Atkinson as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. These changes fuel the expansion of North Plains to support the company’s continued revenue and international growth.

James Christopher previously led North Plains’ services and support organizations, and brings a depth of market understanding and customer focus that is ideal for leading North Plains’ continued growth as the premier provider of digital asset management solutions. Previously, James held executive roles at Alias, Apple and SGI, and has extensive experience in high-growth creative enterprise software companies.

“Our commitment is to grow North Plains through both product and service excellence,” said Hassan Kotob, Chairman of the Board at North Plains. “We are extremely pleased to promote James to this role after the strong results and leadership he demonstrated within our professional services and support organizations. Combined with the hiring of Jim Atkinson, this gives North Plains a customer-oriented executive team that can manage rapid growth.”

Jim Atkinson comes to North Plains from Avid where he was the Vice President of Sales for the Americas responsible for a team of over 90 sales professionals that sold media asset management, production asset management, and professional editing solutions and services to some of the world’s largest and most recognized media enterprises.

“Jim and I worked together at Alias, and I am thrilled that he will be leading our sales and marketing efforts,“ said James Christopher, President and CEO, North Plains. “Successful digital asset management requires strong partnerships with our customers that start with the earliest customer conversations. Jim excels at building teams that deliver customer value and his addition will allow us to grow our sales team while improving our partnership with our customers, system integrators, and technology partners.”

About North Plains, LLC
North Plains is the world leader in managing the digital assets and publishing processes that create the vast majority of digital and print communications. By providing software and services that enable companies to shift from content management to digital supply chains and multi-channel publishing processes, North Plains helps companies manage their brand, expand their rich media communications across multiple channels, and deliver higher quality content faster, at lower cost. For more information visit http://www.northplains.com.

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