OpenDrives Appoints Emmy-Winning, Esports Leader André Rievers to VP of Operations


Former Activision Blizzard head of post production joins OpenDrives amid rapid growth

Follows series of recent strategic hires including sales and product executives from Quantum, NetApp and AT&T, amid broad expansion at the company

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenDrives, Inc., the global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions, announced today the appointment of André Rievers to VP of Operations. Rievers brings 25 years of experience in post-production, esports and broadcast production to oversee all areas of organizational operations at OpenDrives, as the company enters its next growth phase and expands within sports broadcast, esports and more. Rievers hails most recently from Activision Blizzard where he was the head of the post production department for the esports division, overseeing content production for broadcast, digital, social, marketing and sales for several games including Overwatch League and Call of Duty League.

“My first experience with OpenDrives was as an end-user for BlizzCon, a global event with hundreds of global broadcast streams distributed to 17 outlets in 18 languages,” said André Rievers, VP of Operations at OpenDrives. “A live post-production workflow, almost impossible to pull off, ended up being absolutely seamless. But it wasn't just about OpenDrives' high-efficiency storage solution, it was also the company culture and team behind the build. OpenDrives carried the empathy and experience as former creatives themselves to holistically understand …

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