Lance Hukill is the President for StorExcel.
Prior to launching StorExcel, Mr. Hukill held a variety of roles at Quantum Corporation having joined (via ADIC) in 1999. These roles included Vice President of Worldwide Software Sales, Advanced Solutions Business Unit management, Federal Sales Director, and Account Executive. Mr. Hukill's responsibilities ranged from Sales Management to Alliance/Channel Development supporting Vertical and Geographic driven go-to-market strategies and sales execution.
Prior to ADIC, Mr. Hukill spent two years at SANZ (formerly Vangard Technology) with roles as Account Executive and System Engineering Management.
Additionally, Mr. Hukill spent 6 years with Harris Corporation and Lockheed Martin in a variety of Engineering Management and Software Development positions supporting Geospatial programs within the National Intelligence Community.
Vice President of Sales
Erika Frederick brings over 20+ years of experience, with her, in both the traditional IT space of multiple industries, and the technology space for content creation, post production, distribution, and delivery, in the media and entertainment industry. Erika has extensive knowledge as it relates to information management best practices in large data centers for companies, such as: Disney, Deluxe, DreamWorks, Fox, NBC/Universal, Paramount, Sony, Technicolor, Warner Bros and AOL. Outside of Media and Entertainment, Erika has also excelled in a variety of technical consultant opportunities for companies, such as: Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Boeing, Bechtel, Chevron, Starbucks, and Nike. Erika has a proven ability to introduce new technology solutions into the market, and successfully educate clients on the effects of business decisions on IT. Erika effectively guides her customers toward making profitable technology decisions, by facilitating conversations between Creative Services, IT, the lines of business, and general counsel.
Prior to joining StorExcel, Erika served as Vice President of Western Regional Sales for Key Code Media, where she supported client digital media communication systems with the highest levels of integrity, while empowering clients to maximize their success. Additionally, Erika has been in a variety of other positions, including Storage Software Rep at HP, Marketing Account Manager at Avid Technology, Inc., Software Sales Executive for Quantum Corporation, and Western Regional Sales Manager for Active Storage, Inc., focused on delivering broadcast, post-production, on-line, and archive solutions, for media and creative professionals.
Vice President, Media & Entertainment Technology
Mr. Clawson has been an active member of the Media and Entertainment community for over 30 years. Starting his career as an editor on episodic and long form television in Hollywood, Mr. Clawson joined Philips Broadcast Television Systems, and later The Grass Valley Group, where he designed and developed fast-turn news editing solutions, asset management systems, and integration frameworks for the broadcast and production environments.
Mr. Clawson moved from Grass Valley in 2005 to join Technicolor and led the Digital Asset Management and Workflow Automation initiatives deemed critical to Technicolor’s digital transition efforts. Mr. Clawson’s innovative contributions to the Technicolor Product and Patent Portfolio earned him a founding Fellow role in Technicolor's sponsored Media & Entertainment Technology Fellowship where Mr. Clawson engaged with industry technologists and shared innovations back to the community.
At StorExcel, Mr. Clawson leads our Media & Entertainment technology initiatives including workflow design, development, and integration as well as corresponding technology partner development. Mr. Clawson continues to contribute in thought leadership within the M&E community, including authoring StorExcel’s technical white paper on Metadata Fusion.
Vice President, Media & Entertainment Engineering
Carey Capaldi has had a rounded and varied career. With a degree in Electronics, Carey started working in the Aerospace industry, supporting navigational systems for many major Military systems, including Litton Guidance and Control for Northrop Grumman and Loral Librascope Corp.. At Loral Librascope, Carey began working with software to simulate submarine weapon communication then moving on to unifying the electrical and mechanical design. His major contribution to Librascope was the integration of the engineering and manufacturing systems improving project management and process tracking through the engineering and manufacturing lifecycle.
Later in his career, Carey designed and supported the infrastructures for various visual effect facilities within the Media and Entertainment industry, including Kodak Cinesite, Pacific Ocean Post, and Pactitle Mirage. Carey was able to maximize the throughput with little or no budget - a common challenge working with visual effects. By improving the media pipeline, Pacific Ocean Post was able to process 98% of the visual effect shots for the Fox movie “Independence Day,” a major milestone towards becoming a full service facility.
Motivated by this achievement, Carey began supporting the media supply chain for content owners like Webquest , EMI music, Post production for Technicolor, and finally 20th Century Fox, where he directed the design and installation of the Fox digital vault which is the current and future repository for all Fox television and theatrical source content feeding the media distribution pipeline. Through his first-hand experience with every part of the media supply chain, Cary was able to gain a solid understanding of how to streamline and automate the production and distribution of rich media.