— Key Sales and Product Services Staff added in Strategic Markets for the United States and Europe —
St. Louis, Missouri, February 6, 2007 — Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier developer and worldwide solutions provider of shared storage and networking technologies for the media and entertainment industries, today announced it has added four key product services and sales positions to support its growing international client base.
Due to steady increases in the adoption of the company’s core products, SNS has expanded its operations and staff in strategic market locations both in Europe and the United States. 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 United States.
“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 United Kingdom, 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.
SNS’ expansion reflects the company’s goal to increase services and sales coast-to-coast in the United States, and regionally, in Europe. Increasing support to its existing reseller channel, further developing a sales channel internationally, and offering on-site assistance by experienced professionals provides SNS’ current and future customers with solutions and services unrivaled in the industry.
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.
Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.
We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.