Management

Mark Yates, President

Mr. Yates began his career at Viacom, where he held a variety of positions in the MTV and Showtime divisions from 1989 to 1993.  He was recruited by Lorne Michaels in 1994 to open Broadway Video’s Duplication and Conversion division.  After building the division into a successful multi-million dollar business, Mr. Yates was promoted in 2004 to President of Broadway’s Video Services Group.  In 2007, Mr. Yates led a management buyout of the Duplication and Conversion Division, which was renamed Broadway Video Digital Media (BVDM).  As President and a founding partner of the company, Mr. Yates has led the expansion of BVDM into new areas, such as Digital Encoding, HDTV services, and Captioning.  He attended Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.  He is 42 years old.

Dirk Van Dall, CTO

Mr. Van Dall is one of the country’s leading experts on digital video technology.  From 1995 to 2003, he served as Vice President of Digital Video at Showtime Networks.   In this capacity, he conceived and executed the multi-year plan under which the company transitioned all of its video operations from conventional analog to digital technology.  In 2007, Mr. Van Dall became a founding partner of BVDM, where he is responsible for all aspects of technology, including new initiatives and strategic planning.  Mr. Van Dall is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings, and was a founding member of the Apple Computer Customer Advisory Board.  He holds a BA degree from Lewis and Clark University, and did graduate work at Syracuse University.

Richard Keatinge, EVP, Strategy and Development

Mr. Keatinge has worked in various aspects of the broadcast television industry for 30 years.  He was Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Showtime from 1989 to 2003.  Subsequently, he was owner and President of Triumph Communications, a $30M company specializing in video transmission services.  After selling Triumph to Hughes Communications, Mr. Keatinge became a founding partner in BVDM.  He holds a BA degree from Harvard College, and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.  He is 54 years old.

Martina Bland Hegarty, Facility and Human Resources Director

Ms. Bland Hegarty moved to New York from Ireland in 1989 and began working in the fashion industry.  In 1992 she began her career in the television industry as an executive assistant in a major duplication company.  Recruited by Broadway Video in 1994, she held the title of Facility Manager for Broadway Video Duplication until 2004.  Ms. Bland Hegarty was named Director of Facility Administration for Broadway Video’s Video Services Group in 2004, and in 2007, assumed responsibility for Human Resources at the newly spun off Broadway Video Digital Media.  She attended Baruch College in New York.

Alexandria Perez, Vice President of Operations

Alexandria Perez began her career in the post production industry over 20 years ago.  Ms. Perez received her operational management training while holding a variety of positions at several of New York’s premier facilities, including Broadway Video, Caesar Video Graphics, and Rutt Video.  In 2001, Ms. Perez returned to Broadway Video as a Project Manager in its fast growing duplication and conversion division, and in 2004, she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations, Video Services Group.  Ms. Perez was moved to Vice President of Operations for BVDM during the 2007 spin-off of Broadway Video Digital Media.  She received a degree from Endicott College, and continues her education at Queens College.