Optimus today announced that former Protein Editorial EP/Partner Tim Jacobs has joined the leading production and post house in a new position as director of sales. In this new role, Jacobs will be dedicated to all of Optimus in Chicago and Santa Monica, including production arm One at Optimus, as well as editorial, design, graphics, audio, color and finish. Optimus Sales Reps Sean Sullivan and Doug Sherin will work with Tim on sales efforts across the country.

“We’ve known and admired Tim for years and he is the perfect person to bring onboard to take over this new position,” said Optimus President Tom Duff. “Our plan is to blanket the country from a sales perspective, and Tim is right person to help lead us there. He is a great fit for the Optimus culture – a definite work hard, play hard kind of guy – and we are thrilled to have our sales efforts centered around him.”

Most recently, Jacobs was EP/Partner at Protein Editorial. Prior to that, he was a producer at Whitehouse Post in Chicago.  Before then, he was a producer at Filmcore in Los Angeles, where he worked with Therese Hunsberger, Optimus LA’s EP/Managing Director. He started his career on the ad agency side of the house, working with clients such Gatorade, Coors Light, Visa, Pioneer, Mattel and Motorola at Draft FCB, BBDO and Ogilvy.

“I’ve known and admired the team at Optimus ever since I returned to Chicago from California,” said Jacobs. “Optimus has such a well respected brand, an amazing roster of talent top to bottom and very well known clients. I’m at a perfect point in my career with solid contacts and the experience level to speak knowledgeably about all that Optimus has to offer – most importantly, its creative talent. I’m so proud to have landed this position and look forward to knocking it out of the park for Optimus.”

Jacobs can be reached at 312-276-2710 or tim@optimus.com.

About Optimus
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house with offices in Chicago and Santa Monica.  A true one-stop shop, Optimus offers a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. With ONE, the company’s live-action production arm, Optimus offers all production services, from shoot through post, under one roof – a singular, streamlined creative-driven machine.  For more information, please visit www.optimus.com and http://optimus.com/one. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.