As the inventor of the ground-breaking Cinedeck EX, RX and MX record, monitoring and playback systems, he is an advocate of file-based technologies and the benefits of flexibility, speed and cost-saving they deliver to TV and motion picture production. Charles holds a BS in Architecture from Cornell University, and started in the media and entertainment industry as Technical Director at award-winning visual effects and animation studio Rhythm & Hues in Los Angeles. He then co-founded New York branding/creative agency Dbox, and during this period found his true calling in photography and aerial cinematography. Meticulous about his craft, and with an IT background, the subsequent founding of Cinedeck was a natural progression of his accumulated work experience and skills.
Suzette's wealth of experience and knowledge began with her career at Ampex Corporation, and Abekas Video Systems in the mid-1980's, managing accounts in broadcast and post production in the Northwestern United States. In her move to Southern California in the early 1990's she worked at several system integrators and was at the forefront of the digital file-based solution sales in the early 2000's as Regional Sales Manager at Quantel in Los Angeles, and as Strategic Account Manager for Silicon Graphics (SGI) selling to global clients such as Technicolor, Ascent Media, Deluxe, Fotokem, Modern Video, Laser Pacific, and studio giants like Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Studios, and Universal Studios. Suzette prides herself on innovating and staying ahead of the technology changes that shape our industry.
Daine brings a wealth of file-based production knowledge to Cinedeck. He joined the company after a successful stint as Sales Manager with Asia Media Products (AMP), where he helped to introduce Cinedeck RX and MX systems to major customers including US Navy/Dahlgren, NBC and CNN. Prior to AMP, Pearson was the technical and marketing specialist for Grass Valley's Infinity range of file-based products. He also has considerable production experience working as a director, producer, DP and editor on documentary, corporate and news productions for a variety of international and American organizations, such as CNN/Turner Broadcasting, ABC, BBC, Microsoft, The Learning Channel and the Comedy Channel. As systems designer and integrator, Pearson developed Avid, digital linear as well as more traditional component video post-production systems.
Although new to the broadcast industry, Jane has proven to be a quick study in all things broadcast. She brings her financial know how and quick decision making skills to Cinedeck from roles in account management and logistics to streamline processes and project manage from manufacturing to marketing to financial operations - all the while coordinating the various parts of the day to day business to make it all work.