Piksel has been delivering online video solutions since the birth of the online video space – for over 15 years some of the world’s biggest broadcasters have trusted us to provide them with the solutions they need to deliver on their business objectives while supplying the best experience to their customers.

Our video solutions sit on the foundation of the Piksel Palette™ micro services architecture which enables clients to pick and choose the features that are right for their circumstances. This modular, feature focused approach makes updating and replacing individual components fast, reliable and easy, providing the future proofed value businesses need to get to the next stage in their digital evolution.

The Piksel Fuse suite of products now focus on supplying the tools that broadcasters and platform operators need to move legacy/analogue systems to a digital first workflow. They share a combined mission statement; provide flexibility and adaptability while reducing costs, streamlining workflows and driving revenue.

Leadership Team
Ralf Tillmann
Interim Chief Executive Officer

As Interim Chief Executive Officer, Ralf Tillmann is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Piksel

Ralf joined Piksel Group in September 2012 and brings over 15 years of experience in integration, adaptation and business reconstruction gained as Executive Vice President of Integrated Dynamics Engineering. Prior to joining Piksel Group, he was General Manager for VEECO Instruments Metrology Group Europe in Mannheim, Germany and GM / EVP of Integrated Dynamics Engineering for over 10 years.

Ralf began his education at the Technical University of Munich with MS in Physics and then PhD in Biophysics. He then decided to move away from science into technology commercialization and marketing specializing in augmenting business profitability and cost-effectiveness.

Mark Christie
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mark Christie is responsible for Piksel Group’s client solutions including product strategy, innovation, and management, solution deployment, research and development, and global network infrastructure.

Mark joined Piksel Group in April 2011, after the acquisition of IP video solutions provider ioko, where he was CEO and co-
founder, growing the company over fifteen years from a UK-based business with two employees to an international business with 350 staff and operations worldwide. In addition to leading ioko’s management team and overseeing its client accounts, business development, and operational support organization, Mark built the managed service infrastructure to support tier-one customers like ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T.

He holds a Masters degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York.

Clive Malcher
Senior Vice President, Commercial

Clive Malcher is responsible for driving commercial growth and awareness of the company in key broadcast, telecommunications and cable markets in the region. With a 20-year career in the digital and television space, in both technology and product innovation, Clive joined Piksel from UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5.

Clive has an impressive track record of employing emerging technologies to deliver commercially successful and transformational products and services for a host of leading media organisations in the UK. This is evident in his tenure at Channel 5, where he was responsible for the technical strategy and delivery across the company’s digital activities, focusingon online and OTT distribution of programming. Clive spent four years at Channel 5, first in the role of Head of Product Development and Technology, and then as Head of Technology and Operations.

As a senior executive, Clive has also worked at News Corp’s publisher, HarperCollins, where he led the transformation from a traditional print business by building out its digital publishing operations, and at ITV, where he took the UK’s top commercial network onto the web and mobile for the first time.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Warwick and a Master of Science degree in music technology from the University of York.

Kristan Bullett
Head of Solutions

Kristan Bullett is Piksel’s Head of Solutions and is responsible for technical leadership across the architecture of Piksel’s solutions within the commercial organisation and in a professional services capacity. Additionally Kristan leads the Piksel Innovation Lab, and R&D project group focused on determining key client problems and developing new solutions to solve them, some of which like Piksel Voyage, become award-winning solutions.

With nearly 20 years experience in the media & entertainment industry, Kristan has invaluable experience working directly with many top tier clients including BSkyB, AT&T, BBC, Channel 4, Disney, and Liberty Global. During this time he has helped shape these companies over-the- top (OTT) and online video strategies, galvanizing them as front-runners in the world of online video. A highlight was leading the architecture and delivery for Horizon Go for Liberty Global. Kristan has strong interests in DRM, metadata management, standardizations in the OTT space and understanding how traditional broadcasters can fully transition to IP.

Kristan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Systems Development.

Ruth Patterson
General Counsel

As General Counsel, Ruth Patterson is responsible for Piksel’s global legal and compliance function including managing client and vendor contracts, managing corporate governance and advising the company’s other officers and board members. In addition, Ruth has responsibility for oversight of the global human resources function, including compliance, recruitment and employee development.

Prior to joining Piksel, Ruth trained and practiced at the global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP for five years specialising in corporate, commercial and finance law and working for a number of FTSE 250 clients, before spending eighteen months as legal counsel for a global asset manager.

Ruth studied law at the University of Manchester followed by a Legal Practice Course and masters in Professional Legal Practice at BPP University Law School in London.