Southpaw Technology was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 2005 by Gary Mundell and Remko Noteboom, two veterans of the computer graphics (CG) industry. Their business sprung from the founders’ extensive experience developing software solutions and production pipelines for the Media and Entertainment (M&E) market.
It was through their work that they recognized the need for a system that was powerful enough to manage thousands of digital assets as they moved through their digital lifecycle, intuitive enough to keep teams organized and focused on their tasks, and flexible enough to support most digital workflows. And so TACTIC was born.
In 2012, Southpaw made TACTIC open source in order to get it into the hands of its growing community so that they could start using it to develop their own internal workflow solutions. Southpaw also started its Southpaw Solutions group to ensure that anyone using TACTIC could leverage the software to its fullest extent. It’s now being used across hundreds of organizations to create everything from digital asset management (DAM) systems, to order fulfillment systems, to production and project management (PM) systems. Key customers include Legend3D, Saatchi and Saatchi, Lockheed Martin, Inhance Digital, 2G Digital, Astral Media, Bell Media, Bell Helicopter and many others.