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Massimo D’Avolio joins Harbor as executive vice president, strategy & operations

May 3, 2022

Massimo D’Avolio, joins Harbor in the role of executive vice president, strategy and operations, announced Harbor founder and CEO, Zak Tucker today. With nearly two decades of direct experience in the entertainment, advertising, and post-production industries; in senior leadership roles in both finance and operation positions, D’Avolio has built a reputation as a respected leader in production and post- production. 

D’Avolio’s pioneering spirit and growth mindset have led him to a career at the intersection of technology, strategy, and operations. In all his roles to date he has remained at the forefront of disrupting industry norms, growing and empowering teams and artists, and driving innovation to transform workflows for global content creation. 

He joins Harbor from Streamland, where he was COO, post-production. Prior to that, he held other senior leadership roles including CFO at Method Studios, and COO, post- production worldwide, at Technicolor. During D’Avolio’s tenure at Technicolor, he led the global operations teams for picture, sound, and VFX, serving the full spectrum of content creators across all genres. He also authored and led the production software development strategy, enabling filmmakers and creators of all kinds to harness the power of the cloud. 

Commenting on this new hire, Zak Tucker stated: “Massimo’s blend of experience, along with his intimate knowledge of the factors driving our industry, align perfectly with Harbor’s ongoing initiatives of combining top-tier talent with innovation in every discipline within the organization. Massimo shares Harbor’s commitment to culture, community, creativity, innovation, and quality of service, and we look forward to his contribution to our organisation.” 

D’Avolio will play a key role in building out a deeper, forward-looking operations team at Harbor. He will add his leadership and expertise to expand Harbor’s brand and operations in prime global markets, scale key teams to support new opportunities and growth across the organization, and continue to build out Harbor’s filmmaker and premium content-focused technology initiatives. 

On joining Harbor, D’Avolio said: “As we see the industry of content creation continue to transform at a rapid speed. I’m excited to join Harbor, a company that is able to excel with its unique balance of understanding the importance of innovation and digital transformation, whilst remaining relentlessly focused on the artistic vision.” 

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