NewTek Management

Tim Jenison - NewTek Founder

Tim Jenison is considered the visionary force behind the desktop video revolution. Jenison founded NewTek in 1985, and led the way in the development of a series of highly successful products, including DigiView (the first video digitizer for a computer), DigiPaint, and the Amiga Video Toaster®.

Jenison learned about technology and electrical equipment from his father, who ran an electrical engineering firm. At an early age, he learned to play the piano, and his keyboard talents propelled him to leave college to join a rock band—where, of course, he continually worked on ways to improve the sound equipment.

Tim Jenison was one of the early enthusiasts for personal computers. By the late 1970s, he saw the computer as the integrating medium for his various passions: electronics, music, film and video. He decided that forming a company was the best way to fuel his endeavors to create sophisticated, yet affordable video software tools that everyone could use and enjoy.

 

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Jim Plant - CEO

Jim Plant joined NewTek in 2001. Before joining NewTek, Plant served as vice president of marketing communications at Geocast Network Systems. Prior to that, he was director of marketing and director of corporate communications at ReplayTV, Inc., a pioneering digital video recorder company. Plant is best known in the NewTek community as the founding editor-in-chief of Avid, the Amiga-Video Journal, and Video Toaster® User Magazine. As CEO of AMG Media, he oversaw the launch and development of Alpha Visual FX magazine, LightWave Pro and the Video Toaster User Expo. He began his career as the director of corporate and educational sales at HT Electronics, focusing on the sales of desktop video production and visual effects hardware and software.

 

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Dr. Andrew Cross - President & Chief Technology Officer

In his role as President and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Cross oversees the day-to-day operation of the company, and establishes the plans and strategy for the development of the full line of NewTek products. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a Senior Software Engineer and further served as Director of Video Engineering and Vice President of Software Engineering. In 2011, Cross was named Chief Technology Officer. In 2014, he assumed the additional responsibilities of President.
While at NewTek, Cross led the development of NDI®, TriCaster®, 3Play®, TalkShow®, and other products in the company portfolio. Prior to joining NewTek, he worked on high-end graphics software including GenesisVFX, a special effects program for use with NewTek's LightWave 3D® animation system. Cross earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Victoria University of Manchester, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The University of York, and has published more than 20 technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific conferences and journals.

 

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Stephen Doubleday - CFO, vice-président financier et administratif

Stephen Doubleday rejoint NewTek en 1994. Pendant ses années chez NewTek, Stephen a dirigé la planification financière et les prévisions. Il arrive chez NewTek armé de 20 ans d'expérience en comptabilité et finance. Avant cela, il occupe le poste de vice-président exécutif et directeur de l'exploitation chez Plastic Sales & Manufacturing Co., à Kansas City, dans le Missouri. À partir du moment où il signe un contrat chez Plastic Sales, en 1977, Stephen ne fait que monter les échelons : contrôleur, vice-président financier, vice-président de l'exploitation, vice-président directeur. Il débute sa carrière chez Arthur Andersen & Co., en tant que comptable. Stephen est diplômé d'un Bachelor’s degree en gestion des entreprises, de l'université Rockhurst College de Kansas City, dans le Missouri.

 

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Chuck Silber - Directeur de l'exploitation

Chuck Silber rejoint NewTek en mars 2008, après une carrière réussie chez Avid Technology. Il est chargé d'impulser et de diriger la croissance stratégique de la chaîne de distributeurs de NewTek, en développant et en améliorant l'organisation commerciale de l'entreprise, et en augmentant son chiffre d'affaires dans les secteurs de la vidéo et de l'animation 3D. En tant que vice-président des ventes et des activités de service chez Avid Technology, Chuck a géré des ventes et des services professionnels d'un montant annuel de 280 millions de dollars, supervisant alors une équipe de plus de 50 commerciaux, un département de services de plus de 200 collaborateurs et un réseau de plus de 100 entreprises. Il a joué un rôle essentiel dans la négociation de contrats de plus de 10 millions de dollars avec de grands réseaux audiovisuels comme NBC, CBS, ABC/Disney et Turner Broadcasting. Chuck a commencé sa carrière dans les médias numériques chez MicroTech Solutions, où il a grimpé les échelons jusqu'au poste de vice-président commercial, avant son départ en 2000.

 

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Pat Grogan - Vice-président directeur des opérations

Pat Grogan supervise les opérations quotidiennes de l'entreprise, y compris les ressources humaines, l'envoi et la réception de marchandises, l'approvisionnement, l'infogérance et le service client. Pat constitue l'un des piliers de NewTek depuis que l'entreprise a déménagé à San Antonio, en 1997. Il rejoint NewTek au poste de responsable de la pédagogie et de la formation, avant de s'illustrer à diverses fonctions, dont la gestion des ventes et la direction des opérations. Avant NewTek, Pat passe 18 années à l'université Washburn à Topeka, aux États-Unis, en tant que producteur-réalisateur, directeur de la médiathèque et membre du corps enseignant. Il est alors pleinement impliqué dans la production vidéo, produisant et présentant d'ailleurs de nombreux programmes télévisés pour Washburn Cable Television. En coopération avec NewTek, il établit le premier centre de formation NewTek Authorized Video Toaster® Training Center sur le campus de l'université Washburn. Pat Grogan est diplômé d'un Bachelors degree en production radio et télévisée (université Washburn) et un Masters en technologie de l'enseignement (université d'État du Kansas).

 

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Michael Kornet - Vice-président directeur du développement commercial

Michael est chargé d'identifier et de mettre en œuvre une stratégie, basée sur la force de la base d'utilisateurs et de l'écosystème de partenaires de NewTek, afin de créer de nouveaux flux de revenus. Il a récemment pris la direction de l'équipe marketing, supervisant tous les efforts marketing et exécutant la stratégie de croissance de NewTek. Avant d'accepter le poste de directeur du marketing, il a occupé celui de vice-président du développement commercial, créant alors des partenariats avec d'autres leaders technologiques comme AMD, Apple, Intel, Microsoft... Michael a aussi créé la division des produits OEM et il a développé des marchés verticaux stratégiques pour les gammes de produits NewTek. C'est en 2002 que Michael rejoint NewTek. Avant cela, il a travaillé chez Replay TV en tant que vice-président du développement commercial des médias, où il a contribué à conclure un financement de série B et à renforcer les relations clients et les accords stratégiques de Replay TV. Avant Replay TV, Michael a travaillé comme directeur de la publication pour les propriétés vidéo numériques de Entertainment Technology Group chez Miller Freeman Inc., et il a occupé les postes de président d'AMG Media et chef de publicité chez Cahners. Il est diplômé de l'université de Californie à Los Angeles, et il tient des élections au Who's Who in California et Who's Who in Advertising.

 

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Brian Olson — Vice President of Product Management

Brian Olson joined NewTek in 2016 to lead strategic development for new and existing product lines – guiding and designing the next generation of products that transform the video industry. Prior to joining NewTek, Olson was the Director of Marketing Product Management & Business Development at Ross Video for XPression. In this role he was responsible for global product strategy, product marketing, and business development for the XPression line of 3D motion graphics systems. Olson was also the driving force behind Ross’ entry into the virtual set & augmented reality space.

Olson also held positions at Miranda Technologies, Pinnacle Systems, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, NE, and Editech, Omaha’s premier post production facility. While at Editech, Olson worked with NewTek’s founders on the first Video Toaster demo reel. An accomplished editor, Olson was a founding partner of North Sea Films and is credited with 3 independent feature films, PBS specials, and national commercials.

 

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Donetta Colboch – Vice President of Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Colboch is responsible for building the NewTek brand through integrated marketing activities that increase global market penetration, drive customer growth and revenue performance. Colboch joined NewTek in 1990 and has provided marketing leadership through many of the company’s milestones including Video Toaster, LightWave 3D, TriCaster and the latest move into IP video production solutions. Prior to assuming the role as Vice President of Marketing, Colboch most recently served as the Senior Director of Global Demand Generation and Marketing Operations. In this role, Colboch implemented marketing automation and integrated digital marketing campaigns for the company.

Before joining NewTek, Colboch worked in the television and radio broadcast industry as a commercial producer and director, in addition to working several years in the advertising agency business. Colboch has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kansas State University in Broadcast Media.

 

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Rex Olson - Vice President of Media Production

Rex Olson oversees the planning and production of marketing video content, trade show presentations and corporate webcasts. His previous position was Vice President of Content Development. Prior to joining NewTek, Rex was owner of Desktop Images a producer and publisher of video training products for digital video production and 3D animation software. Rex was also owner of RAVE Video Production Facilities, a full service video production facility based in Burbank, California. Rex began his professional career in marketing support at Warner Bros Records later moving into live multi-track mobile recording at Tim Pinch Recording and Walley Heider Recording both as audio engineer and remote department manager.

 

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Don Ballance - VP of Training Development – Worldwide

Don Ballance manages the worldwide training group responsible for TriCaster and 3Play certification and curriculum, and also serves as the dean of NewTek University, a comprehensive training course for NewTek resellers. Throughout the company, Don is best known for his unique ability to enthusiastically explain video technology in a way that everyone can understand. That talent has served him well in his current training role and as a presenter at many major tradeshows.

His video career began in 1986, and Don has been part of the NewTek family since 1990. Throughout his tenure with the company, he has held positions as a product manager, sales rep, sales engineer, and developer. Not surprisingly, Don also served in several product-training roles throughout the company before his current position.

 

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