LOS ANGELES – BeBop Technology (www.beboptechnology.com), the provider of robust and secure software solutions for moving media workflows to the cloud, has announced the addition of three notable industry leaders to its management ranks: Nathaniel Bonini as director of technical sales, Patrick Cooper as vice president of product management, and Michael Kammes as director of business development.
“BeBop Technology is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for television, broadcast, film, and visual effects workflows as we support and expand the industry’s explosive growth in the cloud,” says BeBop CEO and co-founder Bruce Long. “Our goal is dramatically furthered today, and we’re honored to welcome Nathaniel, Patrick and Michael, who have all established global reputations for driving innovation, to the BeBop family.”
Nathaniel Bonini brings more than 30 years of experience as a technologist for cinema and broadcast. He joins BeBop from Meredith Corporation and Time Inc., where he served as director of video engineering. Throughout his lengthy career Bonini has provided crucial technology guidance as a digital cinema consultant, worked in numerous on-set and post production roles, and was director of integration for AbelCine and CTO for Madstone Films. As BeBop’s director of technical sales, he will work closely with customers to ensure optimal technology design and deployment. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Vice president of product management Patrick Cooper joins BeBop from Nokia, where he served as product manager and technical lead for tools and workflows. As part of Nokia’s OZO camera team he was instrumental in developing software and hardware products and designing workflows for virtual reality professionals. Cooper also led top-tier film restoration and theatrical feature image processing projects at Lowry Digital, and was a key contributor to the creation of its Academy Award-winning motion picture imaging technology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Michael Kammes joins BeBop from the media technology reseller and integrator Key Code Media, where he was director of technology. As BeBop’s director of business development, he will leverage his vast experience with creative technology and tools providers to accelerate growth and provide strategic perspective across marketing, sales, and partnerships. In addition to his experience as an integrator, Kammes brings more than 15 years of experience in technology consulting for the media and entertainment industry. His popular “5 Things” podcast is considered a “must watch” among industry insiders. Kammes is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago.
BeBop’s cloud technology solutions include its flagship post production platform. It provides extremely powerful and highly secure virtualized desktops capable of processing-heavy tasks such as editing and visual effects, as well as “over the shoulder” collaboration, review and approval. Creatives can use industry-standard tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud on BeBop using their existing software licenses, and collaborate, process images, render, review and approve, ingest, manage, and deliver media files from anywhere in the world using any computer with a 20mbps Internet connection.