Wochit Announces Christoph Pleitgen as Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, EMEA and APAC

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Thomson Reuters Veteran to Drive Rapid Expansion into Global Markets

Christoph Pleitgen, Wochit
Christoph's global network, and leadership credentials will ensure growth of the Wochit creator community in APAC and EMEA and help major publishers and storytellers create and monetize video to ensure their long-term success

Wochit, the revolutionary video creation platform that empowers any storyteller to produce studio-quality video in minutes, announced that Christoph Pleitgen has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In this role, Christoph will be responsible for leading the rapid expansion of Wochit into these regions.

Christoph is a recognized media expert who most recently held senior positions and consulted for a number of prominent high-tech startups and media companies. Previously, he served as managing director at Reuters News Agency, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product management and strategy.

“We are excited to have Christoph join the team as an instrumental part of Wochit’s expansion into EMEA and APAC,” says Dror Ginzberg, CEO of Wochit. “His experience, global network, and leadership credentials will ensure growth of the Wochit creator community in these regions and help major publishers and storytellers create and monetize video to ensure their long-term success.”

“Wochit will enable anyone to become an audio-visual storyteller,” says Christoph. “The potential in EMEA and APAC is immense and I look forward to driving growth and building solid partnerships with online publishers, MCNs and other content creators in these areas.”

About Wochit
Wochit is a revolution in short form video. The cloud based video creation platform enables publishers, journalists, bloggers and any storyteller to instantly react to any story and economically scale branded, studio-quality video production. Whether it's breaking news, branded or promotional messaging, or a personal story, within minutes, you have a ready-to-publish video for web, social and mobile. Winner of the Gutenberg Prize as a part of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, for its disruptive technology in the field of journalism and backed by Cedar Fund, Greycroft Partners, Marker LLC and Redpoint Ventures. Wochit is based in New York with offices in London and Tel Aviv. Find out more at http://www.wochit.com

Wochit Contact:
Lindsay Rapoport
+1 (212) 699 6496
lindsay.rapoport(at)wochit.com

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