Rhinebeck, New York
An award-winning product owner with entrepreneurial instincts for strategy and business development. Hands-on expertise in designing and marketing commercial software products for the film and television industry. A recognized leader in the area of visual effects, Ross has been honored with Academy and Emmy awards for Mocha and Mocha VR -- software that has been used on the world's most famous films and television shows in the last decade.
Over the years, Ross has also used his video post-production, visual effects, and design expertise on numerous creative projects, contributing to independent documentary films, commercials, and music videos.
Strategy & Leadership
Product Design & Management
Branding & Creative Direction
Fullstack Marketing & Execution
Business Development & Technology Alliances
Video Post-Production & Visual Effects Expertise
2017 - 2023
Chief Product Officer / Business Development / M&A Consultant
Boris FX is a software company developing software and plugins for the Media & Entertainment industry.
Led product management, design, and marketing for a suite of software products. As a member of the executive team, I've contributed to three successful mergers & acquisitions, building the Boris FX suite of products into a highly profitable business with 30% year-over-year growth. I am now working with Boris as an advisor/consultant.
Product design and product management.
Technology partnerships, business development, and customer success.
Fullstack marketing direction: branding, communications, e-commerce, education, and affiliate programs.
Hands-on creative direction and product evangelism at tradeshows and industry events.
2007 - 2017
Chief Marketing Officer
Led UK-based start-up software company to international exposure through technology innovation and strategic license relationship with Adobe. Imagineer Systems was acquired by Boris FX in January 2015.
Product design, UI/UX, and management.
Marketing, communications, e-commerce, CRM management.
& Mr. Wonderful
2003 - 2007
Creative Director / Visual Effects & Graphics
Northern Lights is a well-known creative agency and post-production studio in New York City. While at NLP, I co-founded Mr. Wonderful, a sister company focusing on branding and motion graphics.
Visual effects, compositing, art direction, motion graphics, and color grading for television commercials, indie films, network promos, show opens, and music videos.
1995 - 1999
2001 - 2003
Sr. Product Specialist
Avid was an early innovator of digital, non-linear video editing. I was a principal product specialist and traveled around the world training editors and effects artists at television stations and film studios.
Product evangelism, training, and program development.
Media Composer, Media Illusion, SoftImage|DS
AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
Bard College / Bachelor of Arts with honors. Film Studies
1991, Annandale on Hudson, New York
Academy Award 2013 - Scientific and Engineering
Emmy Award 2019 - Technical Achievement
Lumiere Award 2018 - Advanced Imaging Society
Visual Effects Society - NY Chapter Board of Directors
Television Academy - Science & Tech Member
Post New York Alliance (PNYA) - Member