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Our team members are our greatest asset.

We come from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds related to entertainment. As unique as we are individually, we share a mutual passion for technology and doing excellent work for our clients and partners. We pride ourselves on our strategic, integrated approach to collaboration and experience delivery.

Get to know your Christie entertainment team below.

Top Management

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    Sean James

    EVP, Enterprise and Entertainment

    Sean is responsible for growing Christie into a world-class organization that provides the most innovative technology for enterprise and themed entertainment applications. He joined Christie(R) in 1997 and developed a keen understanding of the concept of entertainment through his strong ties with some of the leading Hollywood studios. He intends to harness this experience to work with the entertainment team to develop the best-in-class solutions and services that surpass the current needs of our customers and partners. As a native of Montana, he enjoys fly fishing in the beautiful Montana mountains.

Sales and Business Development

Americas

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    Bryan Boehme

    Executive Director, Global Sales, Entertainment

    Bryan Boehme directly manages the Sales Strategy, Sales Development, Solutions Promotion and budgets for the entertainment team. He also works with Product Management and our customers to develop products specifically needed for the markets of themedentertainment, destination development, museums and giant screens. He loves to be part of amazing visual spectaculars and works very closely with the team and our partners to turn these ideas into real experiences that move audiences.

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    Ken Wheatley

    Senior Director, Global Business Development, Entertainment

    Ken is a veteran of the entertainment technology industry with over 30 years’ experience in media experiences, show systems and technical entertainment systems. He has contributed A/V and lighting expertise as systems design, project management and sales engineering to notable projects worldwide, including for the Shanghai 2010 and Korea 2012 World Expo, Beijing Olympics, Southeast Asia games, numerous theme park installations around the world. During his free time, he travels to obscure corners of the world.

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    Larry Howard

    Director of Sales, Americas, Entertainment

    As Director of Entertainment Sales for the Americas, Larry works with various companies and partners to develop the themed entertainment scene. His motivation has been (and still is) working with forward-looking companies who always strive to reimagine how the future can look like. He’s a tech champion who is into solutions related to themepark, sound system, software or a display system. He loves outdoor adventures, Spartan events, auto racing, hiking, theme parks, lakes and oceans.

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    Paul Dumpel

    Senior Account Manager, Americas

    Paul’s 22 years in the AV industry covers location based entertainment, live event production, visualization and simulation, and video processing. In his six years at Christie, he sold MicroTiles, was a Territory Sales Manager for the west and in 2015, he joined the Entertainment team. Paul interests include sporting events, concerts, theme parks, outdoor activities and traveling. He and his twenty year old son are Raider fans!

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    Patrick Ellis

    Senior Account Manager, Americas

    With over 22 years in the AV Industry, Patrick’s experience spans across location based entertainment, live production, mission critical control rooms and more. He has been with Christie for five years, first working on control room solutionsales and, since 2016, as part of the Entertainment team. Patrick served six years active duty in the United States Navy. His interests include spending time outdoors, cooking and travelling with his wife and three sons.

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    Doug Boyer

    Sr. Account Manager, Domes / GSCA / Visualization, Entertainment

    Doug has been cooking up custom solutions with Christie since 2004 and has worked within the AV integration industry since the mid 90s to create some of the most advanced visualizations systems in the world. Currently, he is involved in Christie’s push to make the digital Giant Screen experience better than ever. He has a wife and three kids and spends his free time boating and fishing, brewing and BBQing.

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    Doug Starr

    Business Development Manager

    Doug is intimately involved in developing projects and collaborating with partners on Middle East opportunities for the Christie Entertainment team. He is also excited about developing solutions for stadium and arena clients – whether professional or collegiate. Away from work, you may find him following his passions of preparing high school seniors for their new college careers or mentoring young married couples on creating healthy home and family environments.

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    Jan Miller

    Business Development Manager

    With over 30 years of experience in leadership positions at global communications, trade show, and experiential marketing agencies, Jan helps clients by providing expertise, team leadership, and operational excellence. His experience extends to communications strategy, interactive, digital media/video/film production, and live event/entertainment production, with deep technical knowledge. As a recording engineer, musician, and producer, Jan has a passion for all kinds of music and music production.

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    Wayne Bickley

    Senior Account Manager, Americas, Entertainment

    Wayne has been with Christie for over 30 years with many years of technical experience as well and sales into the Entertainment industry. He enjoys seeing the result of the work the team has put together, that others can enjoy for years to come. Wayne enjoys designing electric cars, computers and other electronics. He loves music and is a professional drummer.

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

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    Joe Graziano

    Director of Sales, Entertainment and Regional Territory Manager, Enterprise

    Since 2007, Joe covered several UK and EMEA roles. As Director for Entertainment EMEA, he is actively involved in some exciting major EMEA projects which geographically places Christie in the heart of the Entertainment Sector. If not travelling, he enjoys downtime with his family at the driving range or local swimming pool. His guilty pleasure is an occasional trip to Anfield to watch Liverpool.

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    Joe Ingless

    Development Manager, Entertainment Solutions

    Joe started out as a Solutions Architect for Christie EMEA in 2015. He now supports Christie's Entertainment division as the Solutions Development Manager within EMEA, helping deliver Christie's plethora of leading class technologies to a passionate and increasingly dynamic market. He's a graduated Audio Engineer and loves spending his spare time visiting family and friends back home and in various places around the UK. He's recently enjoyed collecting older Reggae, Soul and Lovers Rock vinyl.

Asia Pacific

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    Ernest Bakenie

    Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

    Ernest manages a team of Asia Pacific-based account mangers to help Christie’s clients to create unique and successful media-based themed entertainment experiences utilizing Christie’s state of the art solutions. Since 1996, he has been handling professional enterainment sales for media based theme parks, museums and specialty themed entertainment attractions in the rAsia Pacific region. He has been struck by wanderlust for as long as he can remember.

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    Steve Bang

    Account Manager, Korea

    Steve is a technical sales professional with extensive experience in solution consulting and strategic partnership backed a strong engineering background. After spending more than 13 years in project management for various companies, he understands what drives businesses and how to integrate Christie’s solution effectively to ensure the success for our users. A strong believer in the power of curiosity and continuous learning, Steve loves undercover new opportunities to create innovative solutions.

Marketing

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    Juliana Tong

    Senior Director, Global Marketing

    Juliana’s passion lies in listening, understanding and developing marketing programs thatfulfill the needs of the themed entertainment audience globally. She believes the key elements to developing “moving” experiences are creativity, collaboration, passion and empathy. She believes in lifelong learning and makes it a point to travel to a new place or learn something new every year to fully savor the various personal experiences that life has to offer.

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    Virginia Dwyer

    Marketing Manager

    Virginia is an enthusiastic marketing professional who thrives on understanding what is important to our target audiences and how AV products enable them to create amazing, immersive experiences. The geek in her loves the technical ins and outs of technology and how the human visual system functions. Virginia speaks fluent French and teaches meditation as well as yoga. She is a keen walker, an avid gardener and a certified Culinary Nutrition Specialist.

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    Melanie Holst

    Marketing Manager

    Melanie is a dog lover who does marketing for the Audio Video industry. Luckily for her kibble bill, she does not market to dogs. Instead, she utilizes her curiosity about people and passion for technology to create targeted marketing programs and tools that deliver the information her customers need for themed entertainment applications. In her free time, when she’s not a servant to her quadrupeds, she’s hard at work on her second novel.

Product, Software and Tech Delivery

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    Chris Kee

    Executive Director, Product Management, Enterprise and Entertainment

    Chris is highly engaged in the development of key strategic directions for products that covers various display technologies from projection to LCD and LED video walls. He is in constant pursuit to find solutions to deliver excellent visual experience to partners and customers that meet their business needs. Chris enjoys exploring cutting edge technologies and science related innovation, and is an enthusiast in cool tech gadgets.

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    Norm Ross

    Director, Software Development

    Norm brings over 25 years' experience creating 3d graphics and video playback software for the broadcast television industry to Christie. He understands the entire software process: working with Customers, Sales, R&D, QA, and management to bring great software to market. Norm really enjoys working with the team on our customers most technically challenging problems to develop solutions that advance the state-of-the-art. Outside of the office Norm is slowly renovating his century home with his wife.

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    Larry Paul

    Executive Director, Technology and Custom Solutions

    With more than 25 years of experience in the design and deployment of specialty, themed entertainment, giant screens, visualization and simulation projects, Larry has his name on six patents. An expert in true high frame rate, multi-channel high-resolution display solutions, he strives to solve specific customer challenges and improve the visual experiences. A life-long transportation enthusiast who owned and rebuilt numerous vintage classic cars, and has driven over 450,000km in electric vehicles over the past 20+ years.