DAVID MACLAREN Founder and CEO, VRX Studios & MediaValet
Entrepreneurial creativity. Passion. Perfection. These are the forces that have driven David's success throughout his career. For the past 13 years David has been a pioneer in the digital content industry. In early 2000 his passion for travel, adventure and stunning visual content drove David to found VRX Studios and has since propelled VRX to the forefront of the content industry and won the company numerous awards along the way. Today, VRX Studios provides content production, management, distribution and licensing services to over 10,000 hotels around the world.
In early 2010, David and the team at VRX started researching ways to cost effectively manage the twenty terabytes of content that VRX had created over the previous decade for its thousands of hotel customers across North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The solution that David and his team settled on to address this need caught the attention of companies both within the travel industry and beyond and in less than a year evolved into a completely separate brand. MediaValet is now available to all companies, in all industries, no matter their size or location, to help them aggregate, secure, manage and share their digital assets – with all their staff, customers and suppliers.
David earned an Economics degree from the University of British Columbia and studied International Business at the University of Copenhagen. When not providing dynamic leadership in the office, he sits on the Board of Directors of the BC Lion's Societyand is an active member of EO.