Jon Barocas is the founder and CEO of bieMEDIA. Mr. Barocas has a long history and substantial experience in the technology, broadcast and film industry. In 1986 he established Bark at the Moon Productions, Inc., an independent film and video production company and founded bieMEDIA in 2005, merging three predecessor companies. With the onset of the Internet, Mr. Barocas was one of the first pioneers in streaming content. bieMEDIA currently has offices in New York, Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh, Singapore and corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado. With Mr. Barocas’ direction, bieMEDIA has produced over 800,000 videos for clients worldwide and has forged strategic new media partnerships for mobile applications including an investment in the Scottish visual search enterprise, Mobile Acuity. Mr. Barocas has been recognized as a technology pioneer and leading expert for mobile visual search, video production, streaming media, technology platforms, SEO, VSEO and content distribution.
Mike Osborne is the President and Chief Operating Officer of bieMEDIA. Mr. Osborne has an extensive background in technology development and operations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of experience in technology management experience from his professional positions and educational background. Mr. Osborne has worked with major telecom and cable companies to optimize data and video deployment as well as development, with a focus on ensuring operational excellence and ROI. Prior to joining bieMEDIA, Mr. Osborne was the Founder of OmniWerks Consulting Services, focused on developing operational excellence at technology and communications companies, held several global operations roles in telecommunications and hospitality, and led the development and deployment of competitive cable systems. Mr. Osborne has Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Mathematics from Indiana University, as well as Post Graduate work in Decision Science.
Kathy Zimmerman is the Vice President of Client services at bieMEDIA. Kathy is a Colorado native and has spent her entire career in the video industry. She interacts daily with bieMEDIA clients helping to guide them through the video production process, and answering all of their video production questions. Prior to joining bieMEDIA, she was the Program Director for i-am TV, a digital signage sports TV network, with responsibility for all entertainment content and client promotion. Kathy worked very closely with the US Olympic Committee to launch their first cable channel. She helped develop their daily programming grid, production guidelines for live sporting events and news segments. She has also worked in television production for KTVD UPN20 in Denver producing live TV shows, PSAs and commercials. She is an avid sportswoman and Broncos fan. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sportswomen of Colorado and is a member of the organization's Hall of Fame.
Tessa Shine is the Director of Traffic and has been with bieMEDIA for over six years. She brings over 20 years of Project and Order Management experience from various industries, including Information Technology, Telecom, and Print. Prior to bieMEDIA, she led several large-scale gift and credit card deployments as the Client Project Manager for Integrated Printing Solutions. Tessa is an avid reader and enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking.
Kris brings with him a diverse background covering everything from Electrical and RF engineering in addition to industry leading information technologies. Having previously worked for a Cisco value added reseller as a solutions engineer, his experience allows him to seamlessly cover the complete technology stack in this dynamic industry.
Tom handles all Financial and Human Resource aspects of the company. He has been with bieMEDIA for almost a year after making the move from San Diego to Denver. During his time in San Diego he was the Controller for a regional commercial real estate company until they were acquired by a national firm. Prior to his time in San Diego Tom worked with two Event Production companies in Los Angeles as the Accounting Manager for both of these firms.
Tom received his degree in Accounting from Chapman University and is currently in the process of completing a MS in Taxation thru University of Colorado Denver.