Month: August 2014

Mediamorph appoints Rob Gardos as CEO

Mediamorph has appointed a new CEO, Rob Gardos, to lead its next stage of development. Mediamorph is a leading global provider of cloud-based software and managed services to the digital media industry.

Rob was CEO and founder of GridApp Systems from 2002 to 2010, which was sold to BMC, and previously CTO and General Manager at He is currently Chairman at Knoa Software.

Rob Gardos commented, “Mike and the entire Mediamorph team have done an amazing job transforming the way the Media & Entertainment industry manages, distributes and tracks digital content. I am excited to be a part of that team and will continue to drive the company forward ensuring that Mediamorph is an essential partner to our clients and an exciting place to work.”

The appointment will also allow Mediamorph founder Mike Sid, who Rob replaces as CEO, to focus more exclusively on new business and product development. Mike will remain on the board of the company.

Smedvig Capital announces sale of Exchange Group to Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG)

By Rob Toms

We are pleased to announce the sale of Exchange Group to Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG). Pertemps People Development Group is an active player in skills and employability training. PPDG delivers an extensive portfolio of employment and skills programmes that help individuals to realise their potential, together with a tailored recruitment service that supports businesses in their growth and development.

Smedvig Capital initially invested in the business in 2003. During the 11 years of our investment, we have supported the team with their targets for growth across the UK and will realise an IRR of over 20% on the sale.

Rob Toms, a Managing Director at Smedvig Capital commented “PPDG is well placed to continue the excellent work done by the team at Exchange Group over recent years, making a real difference to individuals’ career prospects and a valuable contribution to the UK economy.”

Quill announces the launch of new SaaS platform

by Jordn Mayo

Global content creators Quill have announced the launch of a new SaaS platform that will provide brands with the framework they need to commission and create on-brand digital content of a consistently high quality.

Seeking to simplify the complex process of content creation at scale the platform aims to help businesses become better publishers by putting quality, efficiency and agility at the heart of their content production. A combination of editorial workflow and automated quality controls allows the confidence that every piece of content produced is on-brand and on-brief, at any volume and in any language.

Ed Bussey, Quill founder, commented, “We’re very proud to be launching the SaaS version of our unique Quill Platform. Our own global Network has been working on the Platform for a number of years. This represents a big step forward in Quill’s mission to help brands around the world become better publishers. We hope that the launch of the Quill Platform will see us continue to close in on our ambition to become the global leader of genuinely agile global content creation.”