Guru Studio has appointed Mark Pinder as the VP of technology at the Toronto-based children’s entertainment company.
In his new role, Pinder will lead all production pipeline strategies at Guru, including production technology, IT/business systems and postproduction. He’ll advise on all technology requirements to grow and strengthen the studio’s infrastructure, with a focus on innovation, data management performance and overall quality and productivity.
Pinder has experience leading IT, pipeline and software development teams at such companies as Pixar Canada, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Image Engine and Cinesite. Most recently, he served as head of technology at IoM Media.
Frank Falcone, Guru Studio’s president and executive creative director, said: “Mark brings decades of proven technology and production leadership to Guru. We’re thrilled to have him lead our technology department as we continue to expand the scope and reach of our services as a studio.”