Senior Director Product Management Nexus Solutions, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Chief Product Officer, Volume Graphics
Head of Product Management Test & Measurement, HBM


Last year, KeyShot acquired Digizuite, a leading Digital Asset Manager. Together, their vision is to reinvent the way products are brought to market by seamlessly connecting every phase of the product journey, from the first sketch to the final market launch. KeyShot’s Product Design-to-Market Suite will empower teams to design with precision, align processes with clarity, manage workflows with efficiency, and deliver products with impact.

Purpose-built to empower better design decisions, KeyShot has become a must-have tool for over 60 percent of companies in the Fortune 500. KeyShot’s suite of 3D visualization tools are preferred by designers, engineers and marketers globally for breaking down the complexity of creating photo-realistic images and animations to enable more innovative, efficient, and cost-effective product design and marketing.

Search Background

In the wake of the recent merger, KeyShot required an experienced Chief Product officer to lead and drive the product management function globally. The CPO will play a pivotal role in shaping the unified product strategy and roadmap for the full product suite, including the development of a unified digital pipeline. You will drive innovation in close cooperation with the Chief Scientist and deliver value to its customers. Additionally, this person will oversee the digital asset management solution, a key platform for large enterprises in their digital transformations.


The successful candidate will have in-depth understanding and experience in the industrial enterprise market, delivering SaaS solutions as scale. They will have a deep understanding of product visualisation and digital asset management software and experience with 3D, CAD or related fields would be highly beneficial to the future strategic direction for the business. The CPO will have a demonstrable track record of hands-on leadership with a globally distributed workforce, while establishing themselves as the voice of the customers internally, able to simplify complexity and to find alignment across the business.


Erevena identified and introduced Dr. Karl-Michael Nigge who has deep experience in the 3D rendering market and a demonstrated history of successfully developing high functioning B2B SaaS product teams at scale. Most recently, Karl-Michael was the Chief Product Officer at Volume Graphics – a scale-up industrial computer topography company – which he enabled to scale to successful exit to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in 2022. He has since managed the transition and implementation of the business into Hexagon and has been responsible for product management across the Nexus platform – including visual collaboration on 3D Models.

Claus Thorsgaard


We are delighted to welcome Karl-Michael as CPO into KeyShot at this critical phase for our business. Erevena were thorough and diligent in understanding our requirements for this search and quickly honed in on potential candidates who represented a great fit for our role. We are thrilled with the outcome and the support and guidance Tim and Grant provided throughout our search.

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Grant Hayward, Partner

Specialisms: Product, Engineering, Marketing, B2B SaaS, Bottom Up SaaS

Tim Horslen, Principal

Specialisms: Product Leadership, Commercial Leadership, B2B SaaS

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