TEAM BEBOP

OUR TEAM

BeBop’s management team brings expertise and experience with a unique blend of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

BRUCE K. LONG
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Lifetime technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur; global senior leader of Deluxe, Technicolor, Ascent Media, and CBS; President Encore Video and Encore VFX; Founder/CEO of Muse VFX, Smaaartspot, New Antics; General Partner-DFJ Frontier Ventures
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DAVID BENSON
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
One of the media and entertainment industry’s most innovative technologists and foremost Cloud experts; 20+ years creating transformative data, Cloud and workflow solutions for studios, networks, and distributors, including Technicolor & Deluxe; founder of DSB Consulting (now BeBop Managed Services)
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MARKER KARAHADIAN
Chief Operating Officer
Force in the transition from film to digital filmmaking for over 35 years; founder and CEO Plus8digital, the industry's premier camera rental company and leader in the development and deployment of digital motion picture technologies; EVP Panavision; CEO CineFLOW; CEO Rocket Data Services
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ERIC RODLI
Chief Financial Officer
Entertainment technology executive; senior leadership roles at Rovi, Kodak Motion Picture;, Bexel, PwC; Iwerks
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JOHN MILLER
SVP Sales
VP Sales for Brightcove; SVP North America Sales for Avid; Global Senior Sales roles at Sony, Autodesk, Discreet Logic
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HERB DOW, ACE
BeBop Evangelist
Long history in post-production as an editor and in technology, sales, marketing; pioneered the Ediflex, by far the most popular pre-digital non–linear editing system; transformed Encore into the world’s largest Avid rental business; SVP of Media.net Communications; founder of Postproductionpro.com; Emmy-winner
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ELON AVISAR
VP Operations & Support
15+ years of project management, operations, and logistics experience; network admin for Technicolor; several digital start-ups; VP for Meatco Provisions, his family's meat processing and beef jerky business, where he eventually wore every business hat except Sales
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SIMRAN BUTALIA
VP Software Development
15+ years as one of the industry’s most innovative software developers and architects for companies such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Deluxe Digital Studios and Technicolor; Digital Media Creative Director for LakersNation.com and I Just Wanna Dance
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JOHN CONROY
VP Marketing & Communications
15+ years expertise in media, entertainment, and technology; senior comms leader at Los Angeles Times; PR counsel to Microsoft and Napster; director of Music & Digital Entertainment for Rogers & Cowan; producer and writer for film, television, stage, video games
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DEAN LYON
VP Product & Business Development
Pioneer in computer graphics and visual effects for the television and feature film industry; founder Splinter Studios; VP Da Vinci Systems; founder/President Studio of the Future; Head of Oktobor
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CHARLES HERZFELD
Director of East Coast Sales
Major force in independent and studio feature film business for 30+ years; SVP of feature film and broadcast sales at Technicolor-New York; worked on over 100 feature film and broadcast projects; associate member of ASC
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PHAEDRA PARDUE
Director of West Coast Sales
20+ years providing IT sales and consultation for LionsGate, Fox, DreamWorks Animation, NBC/Universal, and Sony; sales executive at Sohonet; crowd-sourced book project, “Innovating Women - The Changing Face of Technology” published in 2014
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DAMON NEALE
BeBop UK
Leading expert on media formats, workflows and solutions; key roles in many of the broadcast industry’s largest and most complex technology change projects; designed and implemented innovative solutions for the BBC, BSkyB, Sony Pictures TV, Discovery, Red Bee Media, and Encompass
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BEN FOAKES
BeBop UK
15+ years of media industry experience as an editor, colorist, producer and post supervisor; began his career as a BMX freestyle rider; founder of Sequence Post; founder and manager BeBop affiliate BASE Media Cloud
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CURTIS STAPLES
BeBop Canada
30 year veteran of the television and feature sectors in Vancouver and Los Angeles; executive and senior management roles at Pinewood Studios, Laser Pacific Canada, Gastown Post, Rainmaker Digital Pictures, International Image and Sonic Foundry; founder and owner of Digital Film Central (DFC)
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