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
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