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 - Director financiero, vicepresidente de Finanzas y Administración

Stephen Doubleday se unió a NewTek en 1994. Durante su carrera profesional en NewTek, ha dirigido la planificación y la previsión financiera. Llegó a NewTek con 20 años de experiencia en contabilidad y finanzas. Anteriormente, fue vicepresidente ejecutivo y director de operaciones de Plastic Sales & Manufacturing Co. en Kansas City, Missouri. Desde que ingresó a Plastic Sales en 1977, Doubleday tuvo una carrera notablemente ascendente: comenzó como controlador, luego fue vicepresidente de Finanzas, vicepresidente de operaciones y, finalmente, vicepresidente ejecutivo. Comenzó su carrera profesional en Arthur Andersen & Co., como auditor. Obtuvo la licenciatura en Administración de Empresas de Rockhurst College en Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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Chuck Silber - Director de operaciones

Chuck ingresó en NewTek en marzo de 2008, después de un puesto permanente exitoso en Avid Technology. Es el responsable de impulsar y gestionar el crecimiento estratégico del canal de distribución de NewTek, el desarrollo y la mejora de la organización de las ventas de la empresa y el aumento de los ingresos en su trabajo principal de producción de vídeo y animación 3D. Como vicepresidente de ventas y operaciones de servicio en Avid Technology, Chuck administró una organización de servicios profesionales y ventas de 280 millones de dólares por año, además de una fuerza laboral de ventas directas de más de 50, una organización de servicios de más de 200 y una red de distribuidores de más de 100 empresas. Jugó un papel importante en la negociación de más $10 millones de dólares en contratos con las principales cadenas de televisión, incluidas NBC, CBS, ABC/Disney y Turner Broadcasting. Chuck comenzó su carrera en el sector de los medios digitales en MicroTech Solutions, donde ascendió al puesto de vicepresidente de Ventas, antes de irse de la empresa en el año 2000.

 

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Pat Grogan - Vicepresidente sénior de Operaciones

Pat Grogan supervisa las operaciones diarias de la empresa, incluidos los recursos humanos, el envío y la recepción de productos, las compras, la gestión de instalaciones y los servicios de asistencia al cliente. Ha sido un miembro clave de la organización de NewTek desde la reubicación de la empresa en San Antonio en 1997. Se unió a NewTek como director de Educación y Capacitación y ha ocupado varias funciones en la empresa, como gerente de Ventas y director de operaciones. Antes de trabajar en NewTek, estuvo 18 años en Washburn University en Topeka, como productor/director, director del Centro de Medios de Comunicación y miembro de la facultad. Fue un trabajador activo en la producción de vídeo y produjo y organizó una variedad de programas de televisión para Washburn Cable Television. En conjunto con NewTek, estableció el primer Centro de Capacitación de Video Toaster® acreditado por NewTek en el campus de Washburn University. Pat Grogan tiene una Licenciatura en Producción de Radio y Televisión de Washburn University y una Maestría en Tecnología Educativa de la Universidad Estatal de Kansas.

 

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Michael Kornet - Vicepresidente ejecutivo de Desarrollo de Negocios

Michael es responsable de identificar y poner en práctica la estrategia que aprovecha la fuerza combinada de la base de usuarios y el ecosistema de socios de NewTek para crear nuevas vías de ingreso. Más recientemente, dirigió el grupo de marketing como director de Marketing, donde supervisó todos los esfuerzos de marketing y ejecutó la estrategia de crecimiento de NewTek. Antes de ser director de Marketing, fue vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Negocios, donde estableció alianzas con otros líderes del sector de la tecnología, como AMD, Apple, Intel y Microsoft, entre otros. También creó la división de productos OEM y desarrolló los mercados verticales estratégicos para las líneas de productos de NewTek. Michael se unió a NewTek en 2002 y, anteriormente, fue vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Negocios del sector de los medios de comunicación en Replay TV, donde ayudó a obtener la financiación de serie B, y forjó los acuerdos y las relaciones estratégicas de Replay TV. Antes de trabajar en Replay TV, fue director editorial de las propiedades de vídeo digitales de Entertainment Technology Group en Miller Freeman Inc. y se desempeñó como presidente de AMG Media y director de Publicidad en Cahners. Es graduado de la Universidad de California en Los Ángeles y está nominado a los registros Who's Who in California y 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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