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 President of Finance and Administration

Stephen Doubleday kam 1994 zu NewTek. Während seiner Zeit bei NewTek leitete er die Finanzplanung und -prognose. Stephen brachte 20 Jahre Erfahrung in den Bereichen Rechnungswesen und Finanzen mit zu NewTek. Davor war er als Executive Vice President und Chief Operating Officer für Plastic Sales & Manufacturing Co. in Kansas City, Missouri, tätig. Seit er 1977 bei Plastic Sales anfing, konnte er sich vom Controller zum Vice President of Finance, zum Vice President of Operations und schließlich zum Executive Vice President hocharbeiten. Doubleday begann seine Laufbahn als Prüfer bei Arthur Andersen & Co. Er hat einen Bachelor in Business Administration vom Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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Chuck Silber - Chief Operating Officer

Chuck Silber kam im März 2008 nach einer erfolgreichen Laufbahn bei Avid Technology zu NewTek. Chuck ist für Verwaltung und Steigerung des strategischen Wachstums des Händlerkanals von NewTek zuständig und entwickelt und erweitert die Vertriebsorganisation des Unternehmens. Dabei liegt sein Hauptaugenmerk auf der Steigerung der Umsätze für die Kernbereiche Video und 3D-Animation. Als Vice President of Sales and Service Operations bei Avid Technology leitete Chuck ein Vertriebs- und Dienstleistungsunternehmen von jährlich mehr als $280 Millionen. Dabei unterstanden ihm mehr als 50 Vertrieb- und mehr als 200 Dienstleistungsmitarbeiter und ein Händlernetzwerk von über 100 Unternehmen. Er spielte eine tragende Rolle bei der Aushandlung von Verträgen über mehr als $10 Millionen Dollar mit wichtigen Sendeanstalten wie NBC, CBS, ABC/Disney und Turner Broadcasting. Chuck begann seine Laufbahn in den digitalen Medien bei MicroTech Solutions, wo er sich bis zu seinem Weggang im Jahr 2000 bis zum Vice President of Sales hocharbeitete.

 

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Pat Grogan - Senior Vice President of Operations

Pat Grogan überwacht die täglichen Abläufe im Unternehmen unter anderem in den Bereichen Personalwesen, Warenannahme und Versand, Einkauf, Facility Management und Kundenservice. Seit dem Umzug des Unternehmens nach San Antonio im Jahr 1997 ist Pat ein unverzichtbarer Mitarbeiter von NewTek. Er kam als Director of Education and Training zu NewTek und hatte seit seinem Einstieg ins Unternehmen verschiedene Positionen unter anderem im Vertriebsmanagement und als Director of Operations inne. Bevor er zu NewTek kam, war er 18 Jahre lang an der Washburn University in Topeka als Producer/Regisseur, Media Center Director und Fakultätsmitglied tätig. Er beschäftigte sich mit Videoproduktion und produzierte und moderierte zahlreiche verschiedene TV-Sendungen im Washburn-Kabelfernsehen. Gemeinsam mit NewTek gründete er das erste von NewTek autorisierte Video Toaster®-Trainingscenter auf dem Campus der Washburn University. Pat Grogan hat einen Bachelor in Radio & Television Production der Washburn University sowie einen Master in Educational Technology der Kansas State University.

 

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Michael Kornet - Executive Vice President of Business Development

Michaels Aufgabe ist die Identifizierung und Implementierung von Strategien, die die vereinten Kräfte von NewTeks Nutzerbasis und Partner-Ökosystem nutzen, um neue Einnahmequellen zu erschließen. Zuletzt führte er die Gruppe als Chief Marketing Officer, überwachte alle Marketing-Unternehmungen und die Umsetzung der Wachstumsstrategie von NewTek. Bevor er die Stelle als CMO annahm, war er Vice President of Business Development und nutzte diese Position, um Beziehungen zu anderen führenden Technologieunternehmen wie unter anderem AMD, Apple, Intel und Microsoft zu schaffen. Darüber hinaus schuf er die Abteilung für OEM-Produkte und entwickelte strategische vertikale Märkte für die Produktlinien von NewTek. Michael kam 2002 zu NewTek und war zuvor als Vice President of Business Development for Media für Replay TV tätig, wo er dabei half, die Serie-B-Finanzierungsrunde zu sichern und strategische Vereinbarungen und Beziehungen für Replay TV zu initiieren. Vor seiner Zeit bei Replay TV war Michael Publishing Director für die digitalen Video-Objekte der Entertainment-Technologiegruppe von Miller Freeman Inc. und war als President bei AMG Media und Advertising Director für Cahners tätig. Er hat einen Abschluss der University of California in Los Angeles und führt Wahlen zum „Who's Who in California“ und zum „Who's Who in Advertising“ durch.

 

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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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