Bryan R. HalleyCo-founder/Director of Video Technology and Affairs
Bryan joins Swagit after serving with Video Access, Inc.(a B2B streaming company) as their Director of Video Technology and Senior Supervising Video Producer. He joined Videoaxs in March of 2000 as its fourth employee. In his tenure, Bryan oversaw the development of the video department from its beginnings. He has played a crucial role in developing new video technology and techniques as it relates from source to streaming media. Prior to joining Video Access, Bryan worked as a Producer for H-D Productions in Dallas, Texas. In 1999, Bryan Co-Produced, Co-Editor and was the Videographer for the TACA Neiman Marcus Silver Cup Awards. The presentation video later that year won the National Videographer Award. Bryan has also worked for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) as an Assistant Producer/Floor Director for the “Coffee with…” sessions. Most notably working with David E. Kelley (creator of Boston Public, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, etc.), Matt Stone and Trey Parker (South Park Creators). Prior to working for NATPE, Bryan was a script writer as well as pulled screen shots and dubbed videos for clients at SKY Television. Bryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television/Radio from Southern Methodist University.
David Alex OwusuCo-founder/Director of Streaming Media Services
David has 20 plus years experience producing and post-producing audio and video. He was the Co-originator of the first all-student produced news magazine show at Southern Methodist University. David has received multiple awards, not only in conjunction with television production, but independent film shorts as well. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in TV/Radio Broadcasting from SMU. He began his streaming multimedia career as a Supervising Video Producer at Video Access, a former leading business-to-business access portal for streaming independent, on-demand audio/video clips via the Internet. He was later promoted to Director of Streaming Media Services. Currently, David is the Executive Producer and Director of Streaming Media Services for Swagit, a Texas based limited liability company who specializes in streaming specialty video for entities that produce their own content.
Daniel KerrChief Technology Officer
Daniel, a native of New Zealand, began his career at a young age. His experience and knowledge has made him one of the most highly respected and sought after technology administrators worldwide. Daniel worked for Video Access, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 where he developed the initial backend for streaming media deployment. His deployment launched one of the most complex business-to-business Real Media, Quicktime, Windows Media architecture. He also worked on the content distribution network deployment. Today, he acts as a consultant to many of the worlds Fortune 500 companies in system administration tasks. Since leaving Video Access, Daniel has worked as a system and network administration officer for Netfire.com and Speakeasy. Beyond those qualifications, he also maintains ties to ProHosting and Itransact as a network engineer.
Luke HawkinsVideo Department Director
Born and raised in the frozen north of Alaska, Luke ventured down south to west Texas to earn his degree in Digital Media at Abilene Christian University. Upon graduation, he embarked on a video production career in Dallas. After a brief foray into local news, Luke joined the Swagit video team in 2008.
In the past nine years Luke has established Swagit’s client- and detail-focused video department. He has developed a professional team of directors, indexers, and production staff with the passion to exceed the streaming media needs of government.
In 2014 Luke was a key member of the Swagit team which received Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Graphics and Best Musical Score awards for “Call Waiting” in the 48 Hour Film Project. In his spare time, Luke spearheads his own freelance video production company, producing and streaming independent wrestling events throughout the southwest.
Michael Osuna North America Director of Sales
Michael brings over 20 years experience in business development and representation in local government. Growing up in Pensacola and San Diego before moving to Texas, Michael spent eight years as a Council member for the City of Frisco, Texas, where he also presided as Mayor Pro Tem for two years. He has served on several city boards and commissions, including a term as Vice Chairman of the Collin County Industrial Commission.
Michael began providing solutions for video streaming, agenda and minutes management in 2005 through San Francisco based Granicus. Over his tenure with Granicus, Michael became the company’s top salesman, adding over 90 plus new clients in four years. Prior to joining Swagit, Michael spent time selling video/audio production systems and integrated media solutions through Swagit’s partner company Rushworks.
Nancy BaumanDirector of Marketing
Nancy has over 20 years of marketing and sales experience in retail, fashion, restaurant, and pharmaceutical industries where she has received numerous achievement awards. In her most recent role, she built a marketing department, a dynamic team and spearheaded an updated marketing mix that included a focus on consumer trends, behavioral analytics and social media customer engagement. Nancy also developed an enhanced customer conversion email marketing campaign, a refreshed loyalty program, branded through search marketing, and an in-store grassroots marketing initiative. Along with developing a customer-focused marketing engine, she also brought a fun, refreshed image to the company with a redesigned logo, rebranded stores, and an award winning website. The new website, and its new visual identity, earned an ADDY award for Creative Excellence from the American Advertising Federation and two Davey Awards for Branding and Website Design from the International Academy of Visual Arts. Nancy is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science and a graduate of Leadership Arts Dallas.