Gary Mundell (CEO, Co-Founder)
Gary brings extensive knowledge of production management and development. He has spent the past twenty years managing animation and special effects production, pipeline design and asset management for some of the top computer graphics companies. His experience includes work for Alias/Wavefront (Toronto), SquareUSA (Honolulu), Nelvana Productions (Toronto) and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation (Toronto). During that time Gary has directed computer graphics development for feature films such as Final Fantasy, The Spirits Within, Batman2, Animatrix, Erasure and The Wild, as well as multiple TV episodic productions.
Gary holds multiple degrees including an Associate’s Degree, Technical Illustration, Sheridan College; a BFA Design Graphics, New York Institute of Technology, New York; and a Master Communication Arts, New York Institute of Technology, New York.
Remko Noteboom (CTO, Co-Founder)
Remko has more than fifteen years of software development experience specifically with digital production pipeline design. He has a deep understanding of how to design and architect workable asset management systems as he has developed many different proprietary systems in production studios.
Prior to founding Southpaw Technology, Remko worked with Nelvana Limited and C.O.R.E Feature Animation developing designing infrastructure and asset management solutions for large scale productions.
With extensive international co-production and outsourcing experience for productions and multiple studios, Remko understands the complexities of working with multiple teams, in divergent locations.
Remko has a Masters degree in Engineering Physics in the Solid State Physics group from Queen’s University.
David Lowe (President, COO)
David has over 20 years experience in business development, sales, strategy, operations and management in media and technology sectors. His expertise includes introducing new technology products into markets, building and managing teams as well as in securing market share for early stage companies. He was instrumental in building L90’s business development team, reporting to the co-founder, and driving revenue growth through a $100 million NASDAQ IPO. David has managed relationships with multinational companies including Intel, Hilton, Deloitte, Coca Cola and Charles Schwab.
David is former Managing Director, Canada for LinkMe Mobile a US-based company with mobile search applications and technologies as well as VP of Sales for KB Media.
David is a graduate of University of Toronto and the UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Management Program.
Mark Schultz (CFO)
Mark has over 25 years experience in various finance and accounting roles. Previously, Mark was the Director Finance and Acting CFO for Blockade Systems Corp. where he negotiated the sale of the company to a U.S competitor. Mark spent 7 years as Director – Finance, Business Planning and Analysis at The Bulldog Group, Inc., a Canadian digital asset management software developer. While at Bulldog, Mark was responsible for all finance and accounting functions, and raised over USD $40 million in five separate private equity financings.
Prior to Bulldog, Mark was a Corporate Finance Associate at Richardson Greenshields of Canada Limited and held Investment and Cashflow Analyst positions at both Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Mutual Securities Inc. Mark obtained an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, as well as combined Honours Commerce and Economics degree from McMaster University.
Boris Lai (Director of Engineering)
Boris has wide range of experience in both Film Production and Computer Engineering. Boris started his career as a workflow efficiency expert at a cooling engineering firm. Starting in 2002, he began venturing into the world of Episodic TV and film production. The gamut of work included camera and effects animation, maya scripting, lighting, and rendering. In 2004, he became the Pipeline Software Engineer at C.O.R.E Feature Animation. Boris was also involved with the workflow and asset management in the stereoscopic facility handling the 3D conversion work for Transformer 3. Having worked in various production studios, scripting and software development in such working environments has become natural for him as he provides programming and consulting service to various media and production firms regarding workflow and digital asset management.
Boris holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering – Mechatronics stream from University of Toronto in addition to a certificate in Digital Animation from Centennial College