St. Louis, MO (March 27, 2007)–Studio Network Solutions (SNS) has added four key product services and sales positions to support its growing international client base, expanding its operations and staff in strategic market locations both in Europe and the U.S. The company now has representatives in the UK, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.
The most recent addition to the new locations is a Western Europe sales presence based out of the UK that will maintain and grow the multi-regional markets. With its client base of internationally active film and music studios that function with globally based workgroups, SNS required on-the-ground support at a centralized location outside of the U.S.
“During the past few years, we’ve consistently grown our sales and expanded our product offerings,” commented Gary Holladay, president of Studio Network Solutions. “At the same time, we’ve also concentrated on evolving from a direct sales company to a clearly defined reseller-only model. Placing highly qualified people in these key locations gets us much closer to our resellers and end-users so that we can more quickly respond to the needs of our customers.”
Simon Harper, appointed as territory manager for the UK, Ireland, France and Germany, recently joined SNS after a five-year tenure with Apple, where he helped develop the UK’s Apple Solution Expert ProVideo Channel. Harper was responsible for many aspects of Apple’s Professional Video and Post-Production business during his tenure and brings valuable international market expertise to SNS.
Based in Los Angeles, Nate Cooper, territory manager for the West Coast, began with SNS as manager of technical services at the company’s St. Louis headquarters, and now leads sales operations in Los Angeles. Cooper’s extensive background in production has been instrumental in assisting studios with some of the world’s largest SAN designs and installations, including the massive DuneProject, in Hanover, Germany.
In addition, the company has added personnel in Seattle and New York. Caspian Brand, product specialist, joined SNS with comprehensive reseller training and tradeshow expertise having worked with Loud Technologies (Mackie, Tapco, and EAW), IT and Video Production Systems, and ScreenPlay, Inc. Brand brings both a broad range of audio and video production experience and a deep understanding of production and workflow systems to SNS. He is responsible for reseller training and support, in addition to assisting with the construction of a sales support network.
In New York, Steve Manella, territory manager for the East Coast, leads sales and reseller support. Manella’s ten years of experience as a systems, sales and post-production engineer for technology and media companies, including PWR Systems, Flexible Systems and Oxygen Media in New York, offers SNS the ability to fully service its customers and resellers with a wide range of support.
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