Leading production and post house Optimus today announced a new partnership that includes 11 Optimus team members. This new senior management team will help guide overall company strategy, from marketing to branding to workflow to personnel, and will have input on the focus of Optimus resources. The partners also will be responsible for creating, defining, and translating Optimus' move to the Wrigley Building, as well as updating and growing Optimus’ overall branding and image.

“This is an exciting red-letter day for Optimus,” said Optimus President Tom Duff. “The appointment of these new partners reflects our desire to have active voices in management from all areas of our company. Our success depends on the willingness and ability of the team to address not only individual departmental responsibilities, but also our collective responsibility for the company as a whole. This new lineup is the perfect partnership to take us into a new era.”

Added Partner and EP/Managing Director Gretchen Praeger, "There’s tons of mutual respect among this group, and we’re excited to begin Optimus’ next chapter together."

New partners:

Donnie Bauer, Creative Director

Nate Cali, Editor

Mike Ciacciarelli, Executive Creative Director

Jim Cowhey, CFO

Brian Hrastar, EP

Therese Hunsberger. EP/Managing Director

Lisa Masseur, EP/Managing Director

Knox McCormac, Director of Operations

Gretchen Praeger, EP/Managing Director

Deb Schimmel, Editor

Ken Winke, Technical Director

For more information, please visit www.optimus.com.

About Optimus
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house with offices in Chicago, Santa Monica and New York.  A true one-stop shop, Optimus and its production arm One at Optimus offer a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com and www.optimus.com/one. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.