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TechSmith Names David Norris as New Chief Technology Officer

Visual communication company continues to grow with strategic addition to its executive leadership team

TechSmith Corp., the go-to company for visual communication, today announced the hiring of David Norris as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, David will lead TechSmith’s strategic technical vision, overseeing emerging product efforts and guiding the company’s overall technology development.

David brings more than 40 years of technology experience to TechSmith. Most recently, he served as an executive for three different companies and managed software development, business intelligence and analysis, operations, and project management. Prior, David held various leadership positions at Microsoft for 24 years. While at Microsoft, he achieved many accomplishments, including developing tools that facilitated Windows and Office, helping with the development of 3D technology within the company, creating the Pocket Excel application and working on the first Xbox. David also served on Microsoft’s Engineering Excellence team and taught courseware to developers in China. He began his career working on software for the Air Force Weapons Lab and the Space Shuttle in Cape Canaveral.

David’s wealth of experience, knowledge and talent is invaluable,” said Wendy Hamilton, CEO, TechSmith. “Having someone of David’s caliber on our team will further enable TechSmith to provide the most effective products to help our customers successfully create, share and collaborate.

David earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Capella University.

About TechSmith

Founded in 1987, TechSmith Corporation provides practical business and academic software products that can dramatically change how people communicate and collaborate. Its mission is to empower people to create remarkable videos and images that help share knowledge and information. TechSmith enables users to work more effectively wherever they may be and ensures that the process of creating, sharing and collaborating around content is simple and intuitive so that others can learn from their knowledge. Learn more at follow @TechSmith on Twitter for the latest news.


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> 29/02/2016 - Interview (e-learning): : Matthew Pierce, manager of training, document, and support efforts at TechSmith.