Director of Production

ABOUT ME

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KEY STRENGTHS

 

Leader and Manager committed to the principles of collaboration, transparency, self-directed contribution, creative innovation, willingness to fail and learn, and ability to push growth through teamwork.

 

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

 

Planner and Contingency Planner committed to redundancy and backups. Communicator and Systems Evangelist dedicated to agile best practices.

 

Expert Live Streaming Producer and Technical Encoding Engineer.

 

Client Relationship Manager servicing companies such as Pfizer, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi, Regeneron, Abbott, HBO, NBC, Discovery Networks, FedEx, Symantec, Sports Illustrated, Prudential, etc.

 

Extensive Network of professional producers, studios, production companies, crew and production vendors throughout US & abroad.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Director of Production, PlatformQ Health, Inc., Needham, MA

2012 – present

 

Creating strategy and developing production department to produce 100+ programs a year. Managing Production and Post Production Divisions. Built first, internal company studio by purchasing camera/lighting equipment and set background and working on full, multi-cam studio build. Creating budgets, tracking expenses, budget actualization and job profitability reports.

 

Managing multi-cam, live, studio shoots plus capturing, encoding and streaming program to a live, interactive, online audience. Responsible for production quality, set design, technical specifications, on-set talent management, on-set crew management and client management. Overseeing event prep, scheduling, and delivery of assets. Supervising editor and delivery of edited content. Managing agile development of software projects/apps that deliver CME (Continuing Medical Education) accreditation to viewers. Producing sales and marketing videos.

 

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

2008 – 2012

 

Drove sales growth 120% from $900K to $2.2M 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 over $300,000 in 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.  Brought in $200,000 in revenue while expanding the list of B-Train’s offerings and creating a new stream of revenue.

 

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

2003 – 2006

 

Grew company revenue from $500K and a loss in 2002 to $800K and 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 ($330K) 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 - TalkPoint, InXpo, ON24, IWS, StreamShark, Telestream Wirecast, Matrox Devices, Inogeni Devices, NewTek TalkShow, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter Periscope, 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, independent film, photography and art.