Friday, April 19, 2024

Apple, Magic Leap Sr. Leader to Join as Head of Product, a cloud-based platform that streamlines creative workflows for content creators of all backgrounds, has hired Brian Meaney as its new Head of Product. An acclaimed veteran of the tech industry, Meaney will direct product development and user experience for the entire Alteon ecosystem, which currently includes digital asset management, direct NLE integrations, cloud-based transcoding and creative collaboration.

Meaney previously spent 18 years at Apple, where he rose from product designer to lead designer and later senior manager of UX design for all video applications, including Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor and iMovie. Meaney oversaw the growth of Final Cut Pro from underdog to titan in the post-production space, co-authoring dozens of patents and personally accepting the team’s Engineering, Science and Technology Emmy Award in 2002. At Alteon, Meaney will help improve Alteon’s numerous successful integrations with Apple, including its workflow extension for Final Cut Pro, presence in the Final Cut Pro Ecosystem and a recently debuted iOS app, which allows iPhone creators to upload media directly to Alteon Cloud from their mobile devices.

After leaving Apple, Meaney moved to South Florida to spend nearly four years with the trailblazing AR company Magic Leap as a principal interaction designer and senior director of UX for all apps. Meaney led various design teams and managers to create an operating system, core applications and interactions for the company’s pioneering AR technology, which required overseeing prototypes for a spatial computing platform across mobile and web hardware, scaling up the product with an enterprise mindset.

“Alteon is, in many ways, following the same ethos we did at Apple—empowering content creators to do what they do best,” Meaney said. “Get the technology out of the way. Enhance your media to make you as efficient as possible. Creatives require complex systems beneath a simple, intuitive interface. Alteon is fundamentally redefining content creation, and I can’t wait to help shape it into something even greater.”

Like Alteon co-founder and CEO Matt Cimaglia, Meaney is a longtime resident of South Florida. Alteon has emerged as one of the region’s top unicorn prospects; in December 2022, the company hosted an event where Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joined Cimaglia onstage to discuss South Florida’s rise as a national tech leader. In April 2023, Alteon’s success led its parent company, Third Summit, to receive $2.75 million in seed funding from investment group Florida Innovation Capital.

“As we begin breaking new barriers in the creative process, Brian has the skills, talent, knowledge and experience to elevate Alteon to the next level,” Cimaglia said. “I am excited to see how he helps us grow during this pivotal year in our company’s story.”

This announcement comes after a significant Q1 for Alteon. The platform won 2023 Product of the Year and Best of Show awards at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, the largest annual event in the domestic media and broadcast industry, weeks after successfully partnering with the Student Television Network Convention, a gathering of 2,700 students and educators in Long Beach, California.


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