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Brian Terrell

CEO, GPL Technologies & VFXnow

Brian Terrell founded GPL Technologies in 2003 and has guided its development as a leading independent provider of IT solutions to the media and entertainment industry. Today, Brian focuses on the company’s strategic direction, industry leadership, innovation and improving customer experience. He also engages directly with customers and technology partners throughout the country and the world.

A gifted entrepreneur and business strategist, Brian has focused on the technology, security and infrastructure needs of large and small companies and organizations throughout his career. Prior to founding GPL, he managed architecture, network and security systems for government agencies at the local, state and international level.

Jason Blum

CTO, GPL Technologies
Jason Blum is responsible for guiding both VFXnow and GPL’s technology strategy, including the development of next generation solutions to meet its customers’ needs in the areas of infrastructure, networking, media production and media management. He also leads the company’s engineering team, oversees human resources, and manages internal and back-office operations. Jason is a talented technologist, writer and media production specialist, with more than 25 years of experience in designing, deploying and supporting integrated systems for organizations ranging from boutiques and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining GPL in 2010, he served as CTO of Miracle Data Corporation, a Southern California based managed services specialist. His background also includes five years as a systems administrator with Intel. Additionally, Jason is an experienced music producer and mastering engineer with more than 40 original musical releases and official remixes for major label talent. He was co-founder of the electronic music group Deepsky and an editor at large for Future Music Magazine.

Todd Cogan

President, GPL Technologies

Todd Cogan has over 25 years of experience in media and entertainment. He began his career working alongside 3D pioneer James Cameron during the filming of Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep, in addition to post-production on Titanic. Cogan served as Vice President of Business Development at PACE, the leader in stereoscopic production cameras. He was the SVP of Operations at Venture 3D, specializing in 2D to 3D conversion on films. Cogan joined NextVR (Acquired by Apple) as their SVP of Production Operations in 2015, where he oversaw production of VR content alongside the major networks and sports leagues for marque worldwide broadcasts. Cogan was then Head of Production for Themed Entertainment division at Pixomondo. Before joining GPL Technologies, he was acting VP of Market Development for BeBop Technology. Todd is based out of Manhattan Beach, California and enjoys spending time with his family and surfing.

J Roen

Director of HaaS, VFXNow

J Roen is an experienced technology professional with a diversified focus in the M&E space effectively supporting, engineering, and providing leadership to a vast range of creative clientele. Working from production to post, J has paced through reality, game shows, short and long form workflows, design and VFX, creative advertising and rental services with a strong customer facing approach. As Director of HaaS, J leads VFXnow with an effort to help unleash creativity using the latest and greatest technology provided as a service.

Ron Sabatino

VP Software Services, GPL Technologies

Ron Sabatino joined GPL Technologies in 2012 bringing more than 25 years of experience in post-production and visual effects as an executive, supervisor and artist. He previously served as Vice President/Technical Director and Visual Effects Supervisor HTV Illuminate, overseeing its newly-formed DI department. As part of his role, he designed a tapeless workflow for DI and implemented a new infrastructure that included SAN, NAS, color grading and transcoding components. He also designed the infrastructure for Illuminate 3D, the company’s a stereoscopic conversion facility.

 

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