Bryan R. Halley: Co-founder/Director of Video Technology and Affairs
Bryan joins Swagit after serving with Video Access, Inc.(a B2B streaming company) as their Director of Video Technology and Senior Supervising Video Producer. He joined Videoaxs in March of 2000 as its fourth employee. In his tenure, Bryan oversaw the development of the video department from its beginnings. He has played a crucial role in developing new video technology and techniques as it relates from source to streaming media. Prior to joining Video Access, Bryan worked as a Producer for H-D Productions in Dallas, Texas. In 1999, Bryan Co-Produced, Co-Editor and was the Videographer for the TACA Neiman Marcus Silver Cup Awards. The presentation video later that year won the National Videographer Award. Bryan has also worked for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) as an Assistant Producer/Floor Director for the "Coffee with..." sessions. Most notably working with David E. Kelley (creator of Boston Public, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, etc.), Matt Stone and Trey Parker (South Park Creators). Prior to working for NATPE, Bryan was a script writer as well as pulled screen shots and dubbed videos for clients at SKY Television. Bryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television/Radio from Southern Methodist University.
David Alex Owusu: Co-founder/Director of Streaming Media Services
David has 20 plus years experience producing and post-producing audio and video. He was the Co-originator of the first all-student produced news magazine show at Southern Methodist University. David has received multiple awards, not only in conjunction with television production, but independent film shorts as well. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in TV/Radio Broadcasting from SMU. He began his streaming multimedia career as a Supervising Video Producer at Video Access, a former leading business-to-business access portal for streaming independent, on-demand audio/video clips via the Internet. He was later promoted to Director of Streaming Media Services. Currently, David is the Executive Producer and Director of Streaming Media Services for Swagit, a Texas based limited liability company who specializes in streaming specialty video for entities that produce their own content.
Daniel Kerr: Chief Technology Officer
Daniel, a native of New Zealand, began his career at a young age. His experience and knowledge has made him one of the most highly respected and sought after technology administrators worldwide. Daniel worked for Video Access, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 where he developed the initial backend for streaming media deployment. His deployment launched one of the most complex business-to-business Real Media, Quicktime, Windows Media architecture. He also worked on the content distribution network deployment. Today, he acts as a consultant to many of the worlds Fortune 500 companies in system administration tasks. Since leaving Video Access, Daniel has worked as a system and network administration officer for Netfire.com and Speakeasy. Beyond those qualifications, he also maintains ties to ProHosting and Itransact as a network engineer.
Natascha Ross: Director of Marketing
Natascha joins Swagit with over 14 years of sales & marketing experience. Previously, Natascha served as Director of Marketing for Transworld Limited International, where she led all product marketing and development. While at Transworld, Natascha worked with major retail accounts such as: Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Home Hardware. Prior to joining Transworld Limited International, Natascha held the position of Sales Representative at Import Resource Group and was responsible for sales, international markets and training. Natascha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Michael Osuna: North America Regional Sales Director
Michael brings over 20 years experience in business development and representation in local government. Growing up in Pensacola and San Diego before moving to Texas, Michael spent eight years as a Council member for the City of Frisco, Texas, where he also presided as Mayor Pro Tem for two years. He has served on several city boards and commissions, including a term as Vice Chairman of the Collin County Industrial Commission.
Michael began providing solutions for video streaming, agenda and minutes management in 2005 through San Francisco based Granicus. Over his tenure with Granicus, Michael became the company’s top salesman, adding over 90 plus new clients in four years. Prior to joining Swagit, Michael spent time selling video/audio production systems and integrated media solutions through Swagit's partner company Rushworks.
Vanessa Bennett: Senior Media Manager
Vanessa has 12 plus years of experience in customer service with companies such as Sears, Roebuck and Co., QVC, and Show Off Fashions where she learned to strive to meet every customer's needs to the best of her ability. She has also been fortunate enough to work for the Lackland Air Force Base School District in San Antonio, TX as a Special Needs Paraprofessional. She learned to teach and communicate with several different unique personalities while being an effective leader and role model. Vanessa joins Swagit Productions, LLC to streamline current and future customer inquiries by adding a personal feel to an industry known for its technical ambiance.