CIS Group Promotes Matt Silva to CEO
In its 31st year of providing digital media solutions, CIS Group Corporation has announced the ascension of Guilherme Silva to the position of Chairman, passing the torch of the company’s leadership onto Matt Silva with his appointment to CEO.
“I could not be prouder and more excited to have selected Matt as my successor, to lead us into the next phase of our unprecedented journey,” said Guilherme Silva, “He shares my deep passion for and commitment to our industry, customers and employees. His background, corporate experience, incredible talent, vision, and thoughtfulness make him the perfect leader for the future of CIS.” Guilherme continued, “While Ï will remain in an active role at CIS, I can’t wait to see the end results of the many exciting initiatives already in the works, under Matt’s guidance. I have never been more confident and excited about our future and look forward to witnessing the continuation of CIS Group’s solid leadership position and our growth within the media technology industry.”
Over the past year, Matt Silva has spearheaded a number of initiatives at CIS Group, including the company’s geographic expansion throughout the Americas, the forming of key partnerships with technology leaders in the M&E market, the addition of market leading solutions to CIS’s portfolio, and the expansion of the CIS Professional Services, Sales, and Pre-Sales teams. Continuing this evolution of CIS Group, Matt Silva’s appointment to CEO sees him replace longtime CEO, CIS Co-Founder and industry veteran Guilherme Silva, who will move onto the position of Chairman. In his new role, Guilherme will work closely with Matt Silva and CFO Marcia Andrade to execute on Matt’s strategic vision as the company continues its geographic expansion as well as its growth within different industry verticals, all while continuing to build on CIS’s heritage and industry leading position. Guilherme will continue to spearhead all initiatives at GLOOKAST, CIS’s sister company, which serves as a market leader in providing innovative workflows for content creation, media production, and broadcast solutions.
“Needless to say, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead CIS Group into this new era of media & technology,” commented Matt Silva, “CIS has spent the last year reinvigorating its services platform, implementing a new mentality and approach as it relates to Premium Support offerings and Workflow Design & Consulting, and developing our team to provide our customers with world-class end-to-end solutions and services. While the company has grown and will continue to grow, CIS’s legacy is embedded in our DNA and influences each and every decision we make – the quality of service that has historically earned our clients’ trust continues to be priority number 1. Stepping into this new role, I am looking forward to leading CIS through this particularly dynamic time as the landscape of our entire industry evolves a bit each and every day. It’s an honor and a privilege to take on this challenge alongside the employees of CIS Group – a team of incredibly talented people that fully dedicate themselves every single day.”
Silva holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with concentrations in Finance & Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business, as well as a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media & Technology. Prior to joining CIS, Matt Silva’s experience was primarily in investment banking (both M&A and leveraged buyouts) at Citi and then Credit Suisse, where he participated in ~USD $4 billion in transactions. Over the past 2 years, he has held a couple of leadership positions at CIS, including Director of Corporate Development and, most recently, COO. Upon his appointment to CEO, Matt Silva will continue to be based in New York City, where CIS is growing its presence.