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.



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.



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.



Stephen Doubleday - 首席财务官,财务和行政副总裁

Stephen Doubleday 加入 NewTek 的时间为 1994 年。 在 NewTek 期间,他负责指导财务规划和预测工作。 入职 NewTek 前,他拥有 20 年会计和财务经验。 在此之前,他曾在密苏里州堪萨斯城担任 Plastic Sales & Manufacturing Co. 的执行副总裁和首席运营官。 从他在加入 Plastic Sales 的 1977 年起,Doubleday一路晋升,从管理员至财务副总裁,再升至运营副总裁,最后担任执行副总裁一职。 Doubleday 职业生涯的第一份工作是 Arthur Andersen & Co. 的审计员。 他拥有密苏里州堪萨斯城 Rockhurst College 的企业管理学士学位。



Chuck Silber - 首席运营官

在 Avid Technology 成功任职多年后,Chuck 于 2008 年 3 月加盟 NewTek。 Chuck 负责推动和管理 NewTek 经销商渠道的策略性成长,发展和优化公司的销售部门,以及提升其核心视频和 3D 动画业务的利润。 作为 Avid Technology 销售和服务运营部门的副总裁,Chuck 管理着年均 2 亿 8000 万美元的销售额和专业的服务部门,包括超过 50 人的直接销售队伍、200 人以上的服务部门和多于 100 家公司的经销商网络。 在与主要广播网络签署的价值 1000 万美元以上的合约过程中,他功不可没,其中的公司有 NBC、CBS、ABC/Disney,和 Turner Broadcasting。 Chuck 在数字媒体的职业生涯始于 MicroTech Solutions,他在 2000 年离开该公司之前曾担任销售副总裁的职务。



Pat Grogan - 运营高级副总裁

Pat Grogan 负责公司的日常运营工作,包括人力资源、发货和收货、采购、工厂管理和客户支持服务。 从公司于 1997 年迁址到圣安东尼奥市之后,Pat 就一直是 NewTek 组织的关键成员。 他加入 NewTek 成为教育和培训总监,并曾在 NewTek 担任数个职务,包括销售管理和运营总监等。 在加入 NewTek 之前,他就职于 Washburn University in Topeka,是该学校的制作人/导演、媒体中心总监和教职工成员。 他活跃地制作视频,并为沃什伯恩有线电视制作并主持了众多不同的电视节目。 和 NewTek 合作期间,他在 Washburn University 校园内成立了首个 NewTek 授权的 Video Toaster® 培训中心。 Pat Grogan 持有 Washburn University 的广播和电视制作学士学位,以及 Kansas State University 的教育技术硕士学位。



Michael Kornet—业务发展部门执行副总裁

Michael 负责确定并执行利用 NewTek 用户群和合作伙伴生态系统联合实力的策略,从而建立新的利润流。最近,他作为首席营销官率领营销团队,监督营销工作并执行 NewTek 的发展策略。在担任首席营销官 (CMO) 一职之前,Michael 是业务发展部门的执行副总裁,并与其他科技领域引领公司如 AMD、Apple、Microsoft 等建立起合作伙伴关系。与此同时,他还组建了原始设备制造商产品部门,为 NewTek 产品线制定了策略性垂直市场。Michael 于 2002 年加盟 NewTek,在此之前,他是 Replay TV 媒体业务发展的副总裁,曾帮助确保 B 系列融资顺利完成并为 Replay TV 制定了策略协议和合作关系。而在就职 Replay TV 以前,Michael 担任过 Miller Freeman Inc. 娱乐技术集团数字视频业务的发行总监,还曾经分别在 AMG Media 和 Cahners 就任总裁和广告总监。他毕业于洛杉矶的加州大学,并组织举办 Who's Who in California 和 Who's Who in Advertising 评选。



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.



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.



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.



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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