Mersive Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise-ready collaboration tools, announced today three new leadership appointments, including Damian Blazy as Chief Executive Officer, Alan Young as Chief Product Officer, and Joel Carroll as Executive Vice President of Sales. These key positions usher in a new phase of strategic growth for Mersive and kick off a streamlined product philosophy for Mersive’s Solstice collaboration platform that enables users to easily share content from any device to any display in a meeting room, huddle space, or classroom.
Blazy is a Principal at OpenGate Capital, the company that acquired Mersive Technologies in 2017. Blazy was so impressed with the Mersive team and believed so wholeheartedly in Mersive’s potential that he wanted to be involved in the company on a much larger scale. He brings with him more than a decade of executive leadership experience from OpenGate and other private equity firms including Kelso & Company and Oliver Wyman. Blazy also holds degrees from the University of Maryland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Fighter Pilot in the Navy.
“I have watched Mersive create a first-of-its-kind collaboration tool and grow into something very special,” says Blazy. “Our Solstice collaboration platform will fundamentally change the way we engage with technology for meetings and shared learning. Leading the company into the next era of innovation alongside a rock-solid team is exciting and we are entering the next era of Solstice innovation and revenue growth. We’re excited to show the market our revamped product roadmap in the coming months.”
Young joins Mersive as a proven technology, business leader, and innovator with more than 20 years of experience in product management, strategy, M&A, and a patent portfolio. He has served in product and executive roles at both PE-owned and public corporations such as PWC, CA Technologies, and most recently, InRule Technology, where he served as Chief Product and Information Security Officer. He holds computer science and business degrees from the University of Texas and Boston University, respectively.
“The demand for next-generation, interactive collaboration solutions is growing, and Solstice is the trailblazing product that other companies are trying to emulate. I look forward to working alongside Damian and the Mersive leadership team to refine an already excellent tool to make it even more innovative, useful, collaborative, and exciting via ongoing improvements and updates to Solstice’s software and hardware.”
Bringing a new level of audio-video (AV) expertise to the Mersive culture, the company has also promoted AV industry titan Joel Carroll to Executive Vice President of Sales. Carroll started at Mersive in 2020 and has been instrumental in driving the company’s sales over the last three years. Prior to joining Mersive, Carroll held sales and training roles at various AV companies, including Wolfvision, Atlona, and Extron.
“When I talk about Solstice to potential clients, I’m extremely confident because the product is such a useful, interactive, and powerful collaboration tool for the various markets we serve,” says Carroll. “I have never worked with a better team, and I can’t wait to present our more focused and streamlined approach to collaboration at InfoComm in June and beyond.”