Bryan R. HalleyCo-founder/Director of Video Technology and Affairs
Bryan is a co-founder of Swagit Productions, LLC, that provides hands-free video streaming® and broadcast solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. He pioneered the COSMOS™ Broadcast System – a complete package of PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables any client to fully outsource the production, operation and distribution of HD or SD multi-camera broadcasts for public meetings. Before starting Swagit Productions, Bryan served as Director of Video at Video Access, Inc., a B2B streaming company, where he built a video department and developed new streaming video technology directly from source. Bryan’s professional career started in 1999 as an Executive Producer for H-D Productions where he served as the TACA Neiman Marcus Silver Cup Awards videographer, co-produced and co-edited the event. The TACA presentation video won the 1999 National Videographer Award. As an Assistant Producer/Floor Director for the “Coffee with…” sessions for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Bryan worked with notable writers and producers like David E. Kelley, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. He has also worked for SKY Television as a script writer, pulled screen shots and dubbed client videos. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television/Radio from Southern Methodist University.
David Alex OwusuCo-founder/Director of Streaming Media
David has 20 plus years experience in producing and post-producing audio and video. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree in TV/Radio Broadcasting from Southern Methodist University, David was a co-originator of the first all-student produced news magazine show. He has received multiple awards, not only in conjunction with television production, but also independent film shorts. David began his streaming multimedia career as a Supervising Video Producer for 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. In 2003, David
co-founded Swagit Productions, LLC, a Texas based hands-free video streaming® company that specializes in streaming specialty video and broadcast solutions 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.
Jon MaxwellDirector of Customer Care
Jon began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school, as the audio operator for Lima, Ohio’s “Sports Report” news program. After serving in many studio production positions, including directing of local programming, he was promoted to Promotions Director where he introduced social media as a prime communications tool to the many viewers and fans of the donor-supported station. As Promotions Director, Jon supported the development and launch of the station’s first full-fledged sports network in 2010. Jon’s distinctive and friendly voice could be heard voicing several station ID’s, PSA’s and local business advertisements, and he also designed several graphics which can still be seen on Lima’s sports network today. Jon began his Swagit career in February 2012 as a video indexer. Upon his promotion to Quality Assurance Supervisor, he spearheaded the development of Swagit’s Quality Assurance Department which is charged with upholding the high standards of Swagit’s on-demand streaming network. In Jon’s current role as Director of Customer Care, he is committed to providing Swagit’s clients with outstanding customer service and ensuring that Swagit is “Always Connected” to the many jurisdictions it serves.
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.