CYPRESS, Calif. – (June 17, 2021) – Christie® is pleased to announce the appointments of Francois Godfrey and Maz Zaeefjou to the Professional Services team as directors of sales and business development. Christie Professional Services helps partners across the globe to prolong the life of their AV systems and get the most from their investment by proactively maintaining, troubleshooting, and resolving critical system issues. Francois and Maz will be responsible for new business development opportunities and partnerships across the Professional Services portfolio, which will be expanding to encompass a broader range of vertical markets, including largescale attractions, government and more.
"We're excited to have both Francois and Maz join our Professional Services team," says Josh Kolbeck, senior director, NOC and business operations, Professional Services, Christie. "Both are seasoned sales and business professionals with years of experience, and they will be a great asset to the growing Professional Services team. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution for maintaining an organization's AV system, and their varied expertise gained in prior roles will prove invaluable as we seek to tailor our services to each customer's unique needs and budget – whether our partner has a new Christie display solution or one that's been serving them for years."
Francois GodfreyFrancois is new to Christie, with previous experience as director of projection and technical services at a cinema exhibitor, as well as in a variety of sales and marketing roles with AV manufacturers. Maz has been with Christie for five years – having served as a senior manager in its Enterprise division – and possesses 25 years of experience managing sales and engineering projects across multiple industries.
Christie Professional Services is one of the industry's most trusted service providers, supporting integrators and their end-users globally. At a time when capital to invest in new equipment is hard to find, Christie is here to help its partners extend support coverage to maximize the life of deployed systems. Professional Services has expanded beyond the cinema market to support giant screens and planetariums, theme parks and attractions, museums, science centers and government applications.
With strategic locations worldwide and a comprehensive network of customer service engineers, project managers, and training and service technicians, Christie can dispatch the expertise, parts, and replacements to keep systems working, whether it is immediate technical support, reliable on-site services, or extended parts coverage required. Professional Services can help to increase system life, safeguard investment, minimize system downtime, simplify business operations, and lessen the burden on customers' and partners' existing support staff.