Director of Production

ABOUT ME

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KEY STRENGTHS

 

Mission-Driven Leader dedicated to improving health through education.

 

Transformational Thinker committed to a culture of collaboration, transparency, self-directed contribution, creative innovation, willingness to fail and learn, and ability to push growth through teamwork.

 

Empathetic Manager devoted to understanding and building teams that care for each other.

 

Believer in Story as the most effective method to help people learn, feel, and retain information.

 

Disciplined Communicator dedicated to systems, processes, and best practices.

 

Thoughtful Strategist balancing the big picture with boots-on-the ground implications.

 

Financial Manager with expertise in budget generation, expense tracking, budget actualization, job/event/product profitability analysis.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Sr. Director of Production, PlatformQ Health, Inc., Needham, MA (2020 – present)

Director of Production (2017 – 2020)

Sr. Production Manager (2014 – 2017)

Production Manager (2012 – 2014)

 

Created strategy to produce and deliver the live, interactive, high production-value video education that is PlatformQ Health’s differential advantage. Scaled production department to produce exponentially more  programs year over year. Managing Production and Post Production Divisions and leading cross-functional internal teams and vendors to ensure work is completed on time, on budget, and final products meet the expectations of clients, partners, and stakeholders.

 

Overseeing the production of multi-cam, live-switched, studio programs that interactively engage live, online audiences on our network of healthcare channels. Responsible for production quality, set design, technical encoding and streaming, talent management, crew management and client management.

 

Supervising editing and delivery of all program content, as well as sales and marketing content that demonstrates a clear understanding of brand and messaging from concept through delivery.

 

Built first, internal studio allowing company to offer a competitively priced new product.

 

Managing overall budget scoping, planning, vendor management and oversight of business unit including expense tracking, budget actualization, and job profitability reports.

 

Senior Producer/Director/General Manager, Mechanism Digital, Inc., New York, NY

2008 – 2012

 

Drove sales growth 120% in three and a half years for digital media and content company. Produced live-action and animated projects for domestic and international clients including HBO, NBC, Discovery, History, Martha Stewart, FedEx, Prudential, Symantec, Pfizer, and Abbott.

Co-created proposal and budget for a new service producing interactive content for medical education trade show kiosks.  Managed key relationships with the agency (Publicis Science & Medicine) and the client (Pfizer), all content production and interactive programming, and $1.2M budget.  Result was booth traffic increased 300% from the prior year and Pfizer client received a PM360 Trailblazer Award.

 

Expanded Mechanism Digital service offerings to include live-action production.  Made connections, pitched, and produced a series of live action online commercial spots for FedEx and Norton.  Brought in significant revenue and added the live-action production offering, paving the way for profitability and expansion. 

 

Executive Producer/Director, High Calorie Productions, LLC, New York, NY

2007 – 2008

 

Created strategy and business plan for startup venture which produced content and online interviews with Kurt Loder and Debbie Harry. 

 

Senior Producer/General Manager, B-Train Films, LLC, New York, NY

2006 – 2007

 

Managed show runners for Jets 24x7 weekly game recap series and Generation Jets animated series.  Created strategy for the company to expand to produce three additional series and completely restructured company’s financials.

 

Co-created presentation package and pitched to produce a game day stadium presentation for the Cleveland Browns to their Director of Operations.  Expanded the list of offerings creating a new stream of revenue.

 

Senior Producer/General Manager, Production 920, Inc., New York, NY

2003 – 2006

 

Grew company revenue by 60% from a loss in 2002 to a profit in 2004 and 2005.  Produced hours of live-action commercials and television content, created and pitched series concepts to HBO, NBC, ESPN, IFC and Bravo.

 

Pitched, won bid, and produced an in-store Casio commercial which ran at Best Buy retail stores. Personally oversaw and produced Production 920’s largest project ever in terms of revenue while providing credibility to the company as a legitimate commercial producer.

 

Executive Producer/Writer/Director, Notice Films, LLC, Boston, MA

2000 – 2003

 

Wrote, directed, and produced 35mm short film “Natural Selection” which screened in Williamstown and Woods Hole Film Festivals.  Assembled management team and board of advisors.

 

EDUCATION

 

BA, Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1994.      

                  

PERSONAL

 

Skills - GlobalMeet, InXpo, ON24, Telestream Wirecast, AJA Devices, Matrox Devices, Inogeni Devices, NewTek TalkShow, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Amazon S3, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite – Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, QuickBooks Pro, Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Awards/Accolades - PlatformQ Health Client Service Award 2014, Kingsley Fellowship for Character and Contribution to Wesleyan, 2-Time Captain of Wesleyan Wrestling.

 

Interests - Volunteer, CFM Foundation, Hartford, CT - Supporting under-privileged high school kids through sports. Annual football camp in Hartford offers opportunity for kids to receive guidance from NFL coaches and players.

 

Volunteer, Parmenter Foundation Food Pantry, Wayland, MA – Donating, delivering groceries and stocking shelves.

 

Family activities, running, reading, film, photography, and art.