Avid appoints Jeff Rosica as new CEO

Avid has appointed Jeff Rosica as its new CEO with immediate effect.

Rosica joined Avid in early 2013 and has more than 30 years experience in broadcast, media and entertainment.

The company’s board of directors has terminated the employment of former CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. "due to violations of company policies related to workplace conduct".

Hernandez has also resigned from his position on the Avid board of directors and Nancy Hawthorne has been elected chairman of the board.

According to a statement, Avid set up a special committee to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations of improper non-financially related workplace conduct by Hernandez. After reviewing the committee’s findings, the board of directors unanimously concluded that they warranted immediate termination of his employment.

“The board is committed to the company’s core values and to upholding an environment of the utmost respect and integrity,” said Hawthorne. “We remain confident in the strategy and the long-term business plan of the company.”

Added Rosica: ”I am honoured and excited for this opportunity to lead Avid through this important moment in the company’s history. The outlook for Avid is strong, and I look forward to working with the leadership team, the board and our incredibly talented employees as we execute on our strategic priorities and continue our journey to be a best-in-class company and leader in our industry.”