Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of cloud native video editing platform Blackbird, has appointed Mo Volans as SVP product marketing. 

Volans joins the company from VEGAS Creative Software, where he was SVP marketing.

Volans has worked with leading brands in pro audio, video and tech for over 20 years. Starting his journey as a music producer and content creator, he found his calling in product marketing and growth strategy. 

He went on to lead global marketing teams, run a successful agency and create award-winning products and growth for some of the most innovative names in the media industry. 

As well as creating and exiting his own hardware startup, he has held senior positions with Brainworx / Plugin Alliance and been a strategy advisor at Abbey Road Studios. 


“As content creators continue to turn to the cloud for both production and collaboration, the timing is perfect for Blackbird to expand its already impressive offering. I’m really excited to be joining the Blackbird team at this crucial point in their journey,” said Volans.

Last month Blackbird announced the hire of VEGAS’ Sumit Rai as its chief product officer while it also recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The company, sixth on our MediaTech 50 ranking, powers collaborative production with the creation of clips, highlights and long-form content for rapid content distribution. 

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CEO Ian McDonough added: “I’m incredibly happy to bring Mo on board at such a pivotal time in Blackbird’s evolution. 

“Mo brings an extraordinary breadth of experience in developing and launching highly successful video products in the media creation space. 

“Together with the recent hires we’ve made across product and through expanding our software engineering team, Blackbird is building strength in depth to roll out our next generation of products to new markets.”