SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading post-production house Optimus Santa Monica today announced the promotion of Hovig Menakian and the addition of Nathan Cali as associate editors. The leading post house also announced the hire of Sarah Schroeder as the new director of sales on the West Coast. Hovig and Nathan further strengthen Optimus Santa Monica’s impressive roster of creative editing talent, while Sarah brings industry experience and an impeccable reputation that will further drive sales in the region.
“We’re thrilled to have Hovig, Nathan and Sarah on board,” said Optimus Santa Monica Executive Producer and Managing Director Therese Hunsberger. “Hovig and Nathan are truly talented editors and all around great guys who fit in so well with us. Clients dictate when an assistant gets to the chair, and Hovig recently was awarded that position by several major clients, including Taco Bell. We got to know Nathan over the past few years on projects in our Chicago office, and we’ve been consistently impressed by his work and are even more so today. Sarah is an accomplished professional in our world who knows our business inside and out. Through her years as a producer, she has developed a ton of relationships with agency clients across the country. Combine that with her engaging persona and reputation, and she is the perfect fit.”
With Optimus for more than three years, Hovig has continually impressed the team with his talent and professionalism. Menakian commented, “Optimus is such a great place to work. Everyone here is incredibly supportive of each other, it's like a family, and that feeling starts from the top thanks to the culture the senior leadership has created. I feel very fortunate and happy to be taking the next step in my career here.”
Nathan – who was previously at Union Editorial in Los Angeles – got to know Optimus over the past few years on several projects with Optimus Chicago. He has been cutting more and more of his own work and is regularly requested by clients. Said Cali: “I was starting to cut with clients on my own and met Optimus when I was working on projects in Chicago. They are such genuine, fun people and I love the atmosphere and closeness of the team. It’s a great place to begin this next chapter of my life.”
Sarah – who has worked on Guitar Hero, Old Spice, Altoids, Axe, Wrigley, Xbox and many more – was most recently with Method Studios in Los Angeles, where she focused on visual effects, production and post-production. While there, she got to know and work closely with the Optimus Santa Monica team. Commented Schroeder: “I know the folks at Optimus Santa Monica personally and professionally. It’s such an amazing opportunity to work in this wonderful environment, and I’m excited to introduce my clientele to the incredibly talented people here.”
To view Nathan and Hovig’s reels, please visit http://optimus.com/sm/.
Please feel free to contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or (p) 310-560-4147.
About Optimus and Optimus Santa Monica
Optimus is a leading post-production and production house headquartered in Chicago with an editorial boutique in Santa Monica. Optimus Santa Monica offers award-winning post-production services for clients across industries. For more information, please contact Therese Hunsberger at email@example.com or visit www.optimus.com/sm.