Maxon creates professional 2D and 3D solutions for the CG industry. Our dynamic and passionate leadership team is dedicated to steering operational initiatives to best serve global customers and partners, anticipate the ever-changing needs of the digital design community, and maintain Maxon’s standing as a market leader in digital content creation industry.
Chief Executive Officer
David McGavran joined Maxon in July, 2018. The internationally experienced executive comes with extensive expertise and a large network in the Media and Entertainment industry, having worked 20 years in different roles at Adobe. His last position at Adobe Systems was Director of Engineering – Professional Audio and Video. David has considerable experience working with broadcasters, post production houses and film editors around the world.
Chief Strategy Officer and Member of Advisory Board
Chad was the CEO of Red Giant prior to its merger with Maxon in January of 2020. He will partner with the CEO and executive leadership team to drive the overall strategic direction and culture of the company. He has extensive experience leading and growing companies and is passionate about people. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University. He is married to his college sweetheart and has three children.
Chief Technology Officer
Philip is one of the creative forces behind Cinema 4D, which he invented back in 1989 together with his brother, Christian. In his new role as chief technology officer he will guide, direct and drive all technical aspects of development.
Chief Creative Officer
Stu Maschwitz is a director, photographer, writer, visual effects artist, and designer of filmmaking software. A graduate of CalArts, Maschwitz spent four years at Industrial Light & Magic, before co-founding the legendary visual effects firm The Orphanage in 1999. Despite his unique command of filmmaking technologies, Maschwitz places an emphasis on performance, emotion, and story. A champion of accessible filmmaking, Maschwitz wrote The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap, co-created the Fountain screenplay format and the screenwriting app Slugline, and maintains a filmmaking and photography blog at prolost.com.
Chief Financial Officer
Enrique is a senior finance leader with over 20 years of experience in innovative and fast-paced environments in multinational companies (among others e.g. Siemens and Microsoft) with deep knowledge in driving change, performance management, and operational efficiencies. In his role as Chief Financial Officer he is the strategic global business partner to the CEO and the leadership team, focused on the creation of value and optimization of performance.
Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel
Gesa joined Maxon in 2014 with more than 12 years of professional experience in the HR sector and as corporate lawyer. She is responsible for worldwide HR, Legal and employee experience. Gesa is leading the staffing and hiring needs of the company through this exciting time of globalization and considerable expansion of the Maxon family.
Global Head of Product Management and Strategic Alliances
Garrett has spent a substantial part of his career at NeXT and Apple, where he helped build products like the Apple Protection Plan, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Aperture. He also managed strategic alliances with companies like Adobe and Microsoft and built global marketing programs tailored for creative professionals and the Enterprise. He has been a filmmaker, a writer and a founder of three entrepreneurial ventures. At Maxon, Garrett is focused on building great products, surprising and delighting customers and building strong relationships with Maxon’s allies. He manages all of this while being under continual assault by his two teenagers and a slightly touchy McNabb dog.
Chief Marketing Officer
In 1998, Paul founded the US subsidiary for Maxon and introduced Cinema 4D to the North and South American markets. His strategic planning and marketing expertise are widely credited for taking Cinema 4D from a virtual unknown to one of the most widely-used 3D products for digital content creation and the leader in 3D motion graphics. In his new role, he will expand his focus to serve and support the global Cinema 4D community.
Ozlem Zaimoglu Akinbosoye
Global Head of Operations
Known for being a hands-on problem solver, Ozlem has lived and worked on three continents and holds degrees from the University of Tokyo and Emory University, Atlanta. Before joining Maxon in 2019, she managed projects in different capacities for Nintendo of Europe, European Central Bank, Lufthansa LSG and other international organizations. At Maxon, Ozlem employs her expertise to effectively serve as a bridge between the company’s management and development teams.
Nicolas is an expert in human-computer interaction, with a specialization in 3D tools for the film, television, video game and industrial design industries. Nicolas’ career began as part of the prestigious research group at Alias (now Autodesk). Following this, Nicolas also worked as studio technical director at Double Helix Games (now Amazon Games). During this time, Nicolas lead the studio's central technology group, overseeing the development of two generations of a proprietary game engine, renderer and associated tools.