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 - Diretor Financeiro, Vice-presidente de finanças e administração

Stephen Doubleday se juntou à NewTek em 1994. Durante seus anos na NewTek, ele dirigiu o planejamento financeiro e a previsão. Ele chegou à NewTek com 20 anos de experiência em contabilidade e finanças. Anteriormente, ele foi o vice-presidente executivo e diretor de operações para a Plastic Sales & Manufacturing Co., em Kansas City, Missouri. Desde o momento em que se juntou à Plastic Sales, em 1977, Doubleday ascendeu nas hierarquias, de controlador para vice-presidente de finanças, até vice-presidente de operações e, finalmente, para a posição de vice-presidente executivo. Doubleday começou sua carreira com a Arthur Andersen & Co., como um auditor. Ele recebeu um diploma de bacharelado em Administração de Empresas pela Rockhurst College, em Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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Chuck Silber - Diretor de operações

Chuck se juntou à NewTek em março de 2008, após um período bem sucedido na Avid Technology. Chuck é responsável por direcionar e gerenciar o crescimento estratégico do canal revendedor da NewTek, desenvolvendo e melhorando a organização de vendas da empresa, e aumentando a receita em seu vídeo principal e negócios de animação em 3D. Como vice-presidente de vendas e operações de serviço na Avid Technology, Chuck gerenciou uma venda e organização de serviços profissionais de $280 milhões por ano, incluindo uma força de vendas direta de mais de 50, uma organização de serviço de mais de 200, e uma rede de revendedores com mais de 100 empresas. Ele desempenhou um papel integral em negociar contratos de mais de $10 milhões com as principais emissoras, incluindo NBC, CBS, ABC/Disney e Turner Broadcasting. Chuck começou sua carreira em mídia digital na MicroTech Solutions, onde ele ascendeu até o posto de vice-presidente de vendas, antes de sua saída em 2000.

 

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Pat Grogan - Vice-presidente sênior de operações

Pat Grogan supervisiona operações cotidianas da empresa, incluindo serviços de recursos humanos, envio e recebimento, compra, gerenciamento da instalação e suporte ao cliente. Pat é um membro importante da organização NewTek desde a realocação da empresa para San Antonio, em 1997. Ele se juntou à NewTek como diretor de educação e treinamento, e trabalhou em várias funções na NewTek, incluindo gerenciamento de vendas e diretor de operações. Antes de se juntar à NewTek, ele passou 18 anos na Washburn University, em Topeka, como produtor/diretor, diretor do centro de mídia e membro do corpo docente. Ele era ativo na produção de vídeo, e produziu e apresentou muitos programas de TV diferentes para a Washburn Cable Television. Junto com a NewTek, ele estabeleceu o primeiro centro de treinamento autorizado do Video Toaster® da NewTek, no campus da Washburn University. Pat Grogan possui um diploma de bacharelado na Produção de Rádio e TV pela Washburn University, e um Mestrado em Tecnologia Educacional pela Kansas State University.

 

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Michael Kornet - Vice-presidente executivo de desenvolvimento empresarial

Michael é responsável por identificar e implementar a estratégia que aproveita a força combinada da base de usuários da NewTek e o ecossistema de parceiros, para criar novos streams de receita. Mais recentemente, ele liderou o grupo de marketing como diretor de marketing, supervisionando todos os esforços de marketing e executando a estratégia de crescimento da NewTek. Antes de aceitar a posição de diretor de marketing, ele foi vice-presidente de desenvolvimento empresarial, criando parcerias com outros líderes tecnológicos, como a AMD, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, e outros. Ele também criou a divisão de produtos OEM (Fabricante Original do Equipamento), e desenvolveu mercados verticais estratégicos para linhas de produtos da NewTek. Michael se juntou à NewTek em 2002 e anteriormente foi vice-presidente de desenvolvimento para mídia na Replay Tv, onde ajudou a garantir financiamento da Series B e criou acordos e relacionamentos estratégicos para a Replay TV. Antes da Replay TV, Michael foi diretor de edição para propriedades de vídeo digital do Entertainment Technology Group, na Miller Freeman Inc., e teve cargos como presidente da AMG Media e diretor de publicidade na Cahners. Ele é graduado pela University of California em Los Angeles, e realiza eleições para a Who's Who na Califórnia, e a 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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