ROB KNOX | EP | Producer | Program Manager
Experienced, seasoned project manager. Produced, developed and managed an extensive portfolio of award-winning media projects, ranging from image campaigns, television content and new media series to music videos, documentaries and executive presentations. Currently serving as a PM/DRI for Microsoft, serving public sector initiatives in the Mixed Reality organization.
Accustomed to fast-paced, high-expectation projects of varying scope and scale. Focused on creative collaboration, problem prevention and quick, no-drama solutions. Employs a teamwork-minded, resourceful approach, while fostering a productive work environment. Work has been honored with Emmy, Clio, Addy, Telly, New York Festivals, and PromaxBDA awards.
Partial Brand & Client List – Acura, Bayer, Capital One, Chevy, Diet Coke, Home Depot, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, LG, Microsoft, Pfizer, Samsung, Sears, Subaru, Toyota, Tresemmé, Yamaha | AMC, Atlantic Records, Bravo, Disney, Discovery, History, IFC, NBC Universal, Sony, Sundance, Syfy, TBS, TNT, USA, WEtv
Principal Program Manager
Microsoft/Mixed Reality, Redmond, WA (2019-Present)
Experience Development Team PM serving as DRI for two public sector, Azure-enabled integration and performance analysis products. Negotiate and manage goals, requirements, timelines and validations with customer counterparts while leading a team of engineers, designers, user researchers and specialists.
EP/Producer/Head of Production
Bacon & Sons Film Co., Los Angeles, CA (2007-2019)
Served as EP and in-house Line Producer on commercial, television promo and long-form content projects. Partnered in creative development of both awarded work and RFPs. Oversaw bidding, budget management plus nuts-and-bolts production. Additional responsibilities included crew/vendor acquisition and management, client relations, and new business development. Managed union labor relations and compliance efforts.
Freelance Producer/Production Manager – Various Employers
Served as Line Producer/PM for companies including A Band Apart, Brokaw, USA Network, Stardust, Stun Creative, MJZ, Dektor Film, HSI and various LA area production companies overseeing commercial, promotional, music video and corporate communication projects.
Independent Consultant – Farmers Insurance Group, Los Angeles CA
As a consultant, served as Chief of Staff and Researcher to the CTO of Farmers Insurance Group. Member of the management team overseeing Distributed Computing and new technology initiatives.
Technical Recruiter – Executive Search Group, Santa Monica CA
Recruited technology professionals for client companies. Functioned as only technical recruiter at firm and acquired new clients including BDO Seidman, Ernst & Young and PWC,
Employment Representative/Recruiter – Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles CA
Recruited candidates of various disciplines, including tech, sales and admin, for employment at the LA Times. Partnered with IT to develop and roll out applicant and requisition tracking and posting systems.