Work History

Work History

Additional Experience

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·Artistic Director - repositioned Chicago arts center, eliminating $1.2M in debt within 12 month period, utilizing outreach programs and fully funded professional theatrical, film, and visual arts projects – creating the largest privately funded non-profit arts center in the Midwest.

·Founding Director - City Arts Project, a national non-profit cultural initiative, dedicated to the support and encouragement of the arts in community.

·Artistic Director – Founder of Chicago’s annual "Shakespeare-on-the-Lake" Festival. 

Mar 2008 - Present

Chair, Board of Advisors

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

Advise and assist Executive Director and Board of Directors on fundraising and business strategy, in support of the world’s largest and most influential film festival and support organization for filmmakers age 22 and under. • Built up an advisory board of highly experienced and influential professionals from myriad industries. • Introduced high-profile international sponsors in to the festival organization, resulting in substantial revenue increases for the festival itself and its year round programs. • Conceptualized and produced numerous aspects of 2009 Festival, including all panels. • Established partnerships with other NPOs, developing innovative revenue generation models benefiting multiple causes. • Delivered major visibility gains via interactive campaigns capitalizing on web sites, social media networks, and rich media distribution. • Helped staff maximize finances during unexpected economic downturn. This kept the organization within parameters of budget adjustment, without having to scale back programming.

2002 - Present

Interactive Peer Group

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Chief Marketing Officer, Technology

Technicolor

Oversaw strategic and tactical aspects of Group’s technology market position in U.S, Europe, and Asia. • Crafted and implemented all Group positioning and communications relating to company’s innovation, new markets, and research activities. • Created critical marketing strategies for business units, in collaboration with corporate HQ in France. • Established MarCom activities and budgets of all business units within Technology Division (valued at $860M), manifesting the most cost-efficient and flexible MarCom department across the whole corporation. • Evaluated Group wide marketing infrastructure, recommending a proposal for change, in alignment with the evolution of the company’s business plan, initiating a process for infrastructural reinvention. • Established and led Group CSR initiatives, including increases in recycling, reduction of plastics, and green printing.

Jul 2005 - Sep 2007

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Technicolor
Head of Marketing and Communications for one of Technicolor's (formerly Thomson) 3 Divisions. • Headed design, creation, and editorial of website, brochure, DVD, and video content. • Produced trade shows & events, and corporate presentations. • Updated digital media programs to maximize divisional strategies and meet corporate marketing and sales goals. • Delivered marketing strategies to increase business unit adoption of technologies developed by research centers. • Designed, budgeted, and executed state-of-the-art international corporate demonstration facilities, swiftly growing the brand’s visibility and credibility within existing and new market sectors. • Introduced interactive demonstration tools, showcasing worldwide company innovations. • Drafted and administered scientific papers and publications; controlled press release drafting and positioning.
Jun 2001 - Jul 2005

Principal

Nicholas de Wolff and Associates

Strategic consultant to Media and Entertainment corporations worldwide - advising Big 5 level consultancies, major Film Studios, and Game development companies. • Created brand identities and marketing messages for corporate and entertainment industry clientele, creating worldwide online and offline strategies. • Researched, developed and refined creative and business strategies for international clients seeking improved project performance clarity, and creative impact. • Forecast market trends, recommended appropriate cost-saving objectives for both vertical and project-specific plans, improving efficiency, expansion, and stability. • Designed operating and production systems and processes • Trained employees in effective planning and organization behavior

Feb 2004 - Jul 2004

Strategic Consultant

Client Corporation identity withheld
• Created, developed, and managed new strategies in sales, marketing, product development, and brand development. • Worked closely with Founder and President in the development and marketing of new and existing products. • Partnered with VP of Operations to define business needs related to the worldwide distribution and delivery of product line. • Redesigned look, feel and function of e-Commerce website. • Wrote and produced national network television commercial campaign that resulted in immediate 340% growth in website visitation, and continuous escalation thereafter. • Established, trained, and managed Sales and Customer Service departments. • Developed and activated successful strategies for increased brand awareness, on a local, national, and international scale. • Implemented software and practice-based programs for sales, marketing, order processing, and customer service efficiency.
Jan 2000 - Jun 2001

Vice President, Chief Strategist

Dream Theater, Inc.
World leader in digital production, with award-winning operations in film and digital production, Internet marketing, visual effects, and animation • Researched and launched strategic alliances with other corporations. • Developed and initiated corporate marketing and communications strategies. • Headed design and production of promotional, collateral and sales materials.
Oct 1998 - Jan 2000

Head of Production and Group Creative Director

Dream Theater, Inc.
• Head of production department, including staff of 50 producers, designers, artists, and writers. • Bolstered profitability 100% through developing and implementing targeted business plan, vastly increasing production output, and rigorously controlling costs. • Oversaw development and production of a diverse slate of international Internet, New Media and film projects. • Creative director, editor-in-chief, and conceptual lead on major creative projects for clients including Sony, Disney, Jim Henson Co., and Lexus.
May 1995 - Sep 1998

Director, Creative Development

Informoda, Inc.
Publicity and marketing consultant to startup and Fortune 500 firms. • Launched brands for New Line Cinema, Aramis, Calvin Klein, & over 30 other clients. • Consulted corporations and NPOs on Internet, entertainment and e-commerce strategy and structure, online and bricks-and-mortar marketing, cross-branding, PR, and more.

Education

Education

Duke University

Skills

Skills

Social Media (FB, Twitter, etc)

Google Chrome

Firefox

Mozilla Postbox

Mozilla Thunderbird

Internet Explorer

Photoshop

MS Excel

MS Word

Powerpoint