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Nicholas de Wolff

Social Business Strategist, CxO

Burbank, CA

Skills

Strategic Planning

Marketing

Executive Coaching

Leadership

Social Media

Business Building

About

From theater to film, TV, Games, consumer products, and Interactive digital experiences, I’ve moved across industries with energy, focus, and enthusiasm, unapologetically amassing a treasure trove of knowledge and insight. For the past 10 years, I’ve focused my attention on how these industries influence and are in turn impacted by sustainability, social media, and other disruptive forces.

Education

Duke University

English Literature

August 1988 - May 1992

Charterhouse School

A-Levels (English, French, Political Science)

September 1983 - July 1988

Experience

President

de Wolff Advisors , Burbank, CA

September 2008 - Present

Advising governments, Nonprofits, and corporations worldwide on business strategy, marketing, innovation, information synthesis, technology, and creative brand engagement.

Management consulting
Business Analysis
Brand Building
Co-founder

New Media Council, Producers Guild of America , Los Angeles, CA

October 1999 - Present

Established Industry-leading body of digital producers dedicated to broadening the entertainment industry’s recognition, representation and protection of producers working in "non-traditional" media

Strategic Planning
Organizational Development
Governance
Inaugural Executive Director

Oregon Story Board , Portland, OR

November 2013 - September 2014

Recruited to establish and develop the driving force to fuel the digital storytelling ecosystem in Oregon

Management
Startup
Strategic Planning
Senior Advisor

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) , Seattle, WA

March 2008 - February 2012

Advise and assist Board of Directors and executive leadership on fundraising and business strategy, in support of the world's largest youth film festival.

Board development
Business Strategy
Marketing and Branding
Chief Marketing Officer, Technology

Technicolor , Paris, France & Burbank, CA

August 2007 - September 2008

Oversaw strategic and tactical aspects of Group’s technology market position in U.S, Europe, and Asia. • Crafted & implemented all Group positioning/communications relating to innovation, new markets, & research activities. • Created & oversaw implementation of marketing strategies for business units, in collaboration with corporate HQ in Paris. • Created a system to improve group-wide marketing & communications effectiveness, through streamlined controls and internal knowledge sharing.

Executive Management
Market Repositioning
Marketing and Branding
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Technicolor , Paris, France & Burbank, CA

June 2005 - September 2007

Head of International Marketing and Communications for one of The Group's 3 Divisions.

Marketing and Communications
Executive Management
Business Intelligence
Vice President and Chief Strategist

Dream Theater, Inc. , Los Angeles, CA

January 2000 - June 2001

World leader in digital production, with award-winning operations in film and digital production, Internet marketing, visual effects, and animation • Researched and launched strategic alliances with other corporations. • Developed and initiated corporate marketing and communications strategies. • Headed design and production of promotional, collateral and sales materials. • Developed many early social media initiatives, designed to connect brand to audience in a “conversational” relationship.

Business Intelligence
Marketing & Communications
Social Media
Head of Production and Group Creative Director

Dream Theater, Inc. , Los Angeles, CA

September 1998 - January 2000

• Head of production department comprising 65 employees with greatly varied skills, personalities, and agendas. • Bolstered profitability >100% through developing and implementing targeted business plan, vastly increasing production output, and rigorously controlling costs. • Developed and produced a diverse slate of international Internet, New Media, Game, and film projects.

Management
Creative Direction
Production
Director, Creative Development

Informoda, Inc. , Los Angeles, CA

September 1995 - October 1998

Publicity and marketing consultant to startup and Fortune 500 firms. • Oversaw campaigns for New Line Cinema, Aramis, Fashion Acts, Calvin Klein, & more than 30 other clients. • Consulted corporations and Non-Profit Organizations on Internet, entertainment and e-commerce strategy and structure, online and bricks-and-mortar marketing, cross-branding, PR, and more.

Creative Direction
Writing and Editorial
Strategic Planning

Benefits

10 Mi

Commute

Relocate

Full-time

Shift

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