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John Kleber

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John Kleber
New York City, New York, United States
Closest Major City (for Meetings):
New York City, New York, United States
Main Position:
US Head of Technology
  @ MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
US Head of Technology
  @ MPC (The Moving Picture Company)

2014-01-26 - Present  (8 years, 6 months, 15 days)

As US Head of Technology for MPC Advertising, John works closely with the Global Head of Technology and MPC leadership teams to define and unify technology and security policy, recommend engineering practices, implement systems architecture and oversee the development of local software and technical staff. As a member of the senior management team, John participates in setting the global technology agenda that addresses VFX artist needs, defines budgetary goals and facilitates technological innovations. 
John synthesizes the needs of artists and producers and identifies emergent technologies to ensure a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving VFX marketplace. He ensures that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization. On an interpersonal level, he acts as leader, trainer, and mentor to MPC New York's engineers and technicians, ensuring that his team is ready to provide prompt, informed, and agile support to every artist and producer at work in MPC’s deadline-driven environment.
As a liaison to Technicolor corporate, John promotes the achievement of MPC’s business goals within the context of the Production Services Group and manages US technology CAPEX while providing oversight and direction with respect to MPC Advertising’s financial and technology goals. 

Chief Technology Officer
  @ Harbor Picture Company

2012-01-01 - 2014-01-28  (2 years, 27 days)

Directs and manages all information collection, communication and processing related to the operation and support of the digital ecosystem at Harbor Picture Company. 
Oversees IT infrastructure and provides strategy, innovation and thought leadership regarding developments in new media, content acquisition, processing and delivery in the broadcast and film industries. Designs and manages the Digital Film Lab and recommends best practices and policies regarding color science and Digital Cinema compliance. Ensures compliance with all MPAA security regulations and routines. Fosters relationships with Directors, Cinematographers and Producers and provides creative technical and workflow direction. 
Provides vision and leadership to the President and Partners for all technology initiatives. Acts as a key member of senior management to identify and implement a technology strategy that is consistent with the business and creative goals of Harbor. 
Oversees the operation of all technical facilities and the ongoing maintenance of 75 editorial workstations. Leads a team of technicians who support the infrastructure of the organization and foster sound technology practices and accountability. Provides direct support and technical oversight of Digital Intermediate and Digital Dailies. Works with the President and Senior Management to develop and implement sustainable technology strategies that help ensure future business growth.

Senior Video Systems Engineer
  @ Black Entertainment Television (BET)

2009-11-01 - 2011-07-15  (1 year, 8 months, 14 days)

Oversee a 3-person team supporting 25 AVID, Final Cut PRO and Graphics workstations. Develop, describe and implement NY facility's HD video strategy. Train staff editors to produce high quality content utilizing new HD technology standards. Define workstation management best practices. Supervise transfer of user files and media. Maintain and service a shared media server environment utilizing AVID Unity, EditShare, TerraBlock and XServe hardware solutions. Research, recommend and implement Operating System upgrades for MAC OSX, WINXP, WIN2K, and Vista workstations.

Member Since: September 29, 2010  (11 years, 10 months, 12 days)