As Lead Technologist, Nick is responsible for identifying, engaging with, and evaluating new technology and vendor partner options in the marketplace relevant to Chesapeake’s client base. He also provides senior oversight of R&D efforts. From working as a front-line support technician beginning in 2004 to leading Chesapeake’s business development efforts in recent years, Nick has long been focused on pioneering asset management solutions that enable creative teams and drive efficiencies in IT.
Nick is an expert at working with companies that focus on the production of compelling media as their central activity. He often consults with clients to devise and evaluate video-centric workflows, both for short-term production activities and long-term archive. His passion in the field, coupled with his wide breadth of technical knowledge and business acumen, supports Chesapeake’s mission of being engaged and embedded partners with their clients.
Active in both the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), Nick is in demand as a speaker on a range of topics such as media asset management, data storage for media production environments, media archive systems and preservation, workflow automation, AI technologies, Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Services Bus (ESB), APIs, and the cloud.
Nick is a self-proclaimed media enthusiast who considers himself fortunate to be able to devote his career to working with the companies and creators of the media he consumes on a daily basis.