Los Angeles, CA --
Leading pipeline tools developer Shotgun Software announced the promotion of Matt Daw to Chief Technical Officer. One of Shotgun's earliest employees, Daw previously led engineering and development for the company. He succeeds Shotgun Co-founder Isaac Reuben, who is shifting to the position of Chief Strategist to focus on overall company direction and development.
"Over the years Matt has taken on more and more responsibility for our dev team and technical direction, which has allowed me to focus on the long term strategy for the company as a whole," said Reuben. "As we head into this next phase of growth, it was the right time to officially promote Matt in recognition of his important role in our company."
Added Shotgun Co-founder and CEO Don Parker, "These title changes reflect how their roles have evolved naturally over time. Matt has become our trusted technology leader and visionary, while Isaac contributes widely across the entire company. Both are essential to our success as a trusted production platform."
"It has been an amazing journey to have been a big part of growing with Shotgun from a team of four working with a few studios to a team of almost forty working with hundreds of studios. As CTO, I'm excited to focus on applying the evolving best practices for building reliable, scalable and secure software in the cloud to the Shotgun platform," Daw noted.
Matt Daw joined Shotgun in early 2007 from Australian VFX house Rising Sun Pictures where he was R&D Technical Director. Prior to that, he was Supervising Technical Director on Disney animated feature, The Wild at CORE Feature Animation. He also spent time at French animation studio and production company Action Synthese, and at Toronto-based animation and VFX facility Topix. With over 13 years of production experience, Daw leverages his technical and creative background to solve complicated pipeline problems - continuing Shotgun's legacy of creating production tools developed by production professionals. In addition to helping oversee the engineering teams, Daw will assist customers with Shotgun implementation as well as steer product direction.
Isaac Reuben co-founded Shotgun Software with Don Parker in 2006 after working together to build an internal pipeline management tool while working on the film, The Wild. Reuben started working in production in the late '90s developing web projects and eventually custom production management tools at production company Complete Pandemonium.
Source: Shotgun Software