SDI Media has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California with centralized hubs in Warsaw, Poland, and Manila, Philippines. With a global executive team, SDI Media has senior management representatives available to service our global network of clients across all territories.
Mark joined SDI in 2016, bringing almost three decades of experience to the team. He held prior industry roles as the COO of Panavision (cameras & lenses for cinema), CEO of National Mobile Television (television production trucks/OB vans) and was a Partner with Bain & Company’s Media/Technology practice (management consulting). He has a track record of helping investor-backed companies achieve their full potential through strategic focus and operational improvement. He serves as President of the Board of Camp Gilboa in Southern California. He has a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Masashi has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer as well as a member of the board since 2015 and oversees its worldwide financial organization, corporate planning, compliance and risk management. Prior to joining SDI, he ran and managed production and post-production businesses at Imagica Robot Holdings for which he still serves as an Executive Officer. He also worked in the entertainment-electronics industry in which he was responsible for international product marketing as well as developing strategic alliances and joint ventures. He has earned his MBA from University Michigan.
Scott Rose joined SDI in 2000 as part of the Gelula Inc. acquisition where he led IT and R&D technology service groups for 5 years. Since graduating from UCLA in 1984 with a BA in Fine Arts, Scott has spent the past 30 years in all facets of the entertainment production space and has been instrumental in the evolution of localization technology across Packaged Media, Digital Cinema, Broadcast and VOD platforms. He has also worked very closely with Texas Instruments, Sony, Toshiba, Apple, Microsoft and SMPTE providing guidance on standardization and is currently focus is on automation technologies utilizing cloud-based workspaces, AI and Machine Learning.
Natalie Simms is the Chief Information Officer at SDI Media.
Alberto Abisso joined SDI Media in 2010 and brought 15 years of valuable experience to the European Operations Team. Prior to SDI Alberto held a number of management positions including MD and VP of Operations at Greenfield Online, an innovative company pioneering online market research and comparison shopping portals, as well as European Service Manager at APC by Schneider Electric, and was also a Research and Development Engineer at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), where he was awarded multiple patents as an inventor. He has a proven track record of driving operational success within complex international organizations; building strong cross-cultural teams and helping companies achieve their full potential through strategic focus and operational improvement. Alberto is fluent in four languages and holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, graduating cum laude from Politecnico Di Milano, where he also worked for 5 years.
Michael Tang joined SDI in 2004 to oversee the business in Asia. Prior to joining SDI Michael worked for Turner Broadcasting where he was the Director of Network Distribution in South East Asia. He was responsible for the distribution of CNN and Cartoon Network to cable, DTH, hotel, and mobile operators. Prior to that, Michael worked as a broadcast engineer for Television Corporation of Singapore, as a programming manager for Channel 5 in Singapore and as a sales manager for Williams Communications. Michael graduated from Imperial College London.
Sharyn Hopkins has been with SDI Media since 2003 and has held positions at SDI’s London, UK office and Los Angeles headquarters. Sharyn worked as a technical localization producer at Visiontext (a former Ascent Media company) until she joined SDI Media in a Client Management role in the UK office with a brief stint in the Los Angeles office. Following the transfer to SDI’s LA office, Sharyn returned to the UK to become Head of Client Services where she continued in this role for 2 years before moving into Business Development and eventually, into her current position. Sharyn has been in her current position since 2012 and oversees the team of Account Directors servicing SDI’s key accounts in Europe. Sharyn graduated from the University of Westminster.