Hans Damkoehler, VP of Production, Managing Partner
For more than 15 years, Hans Damkoehler has honed his craft by working on both the technical and creative sides of the industry. Armed with a strategic mind and an eye for great creative, he can deftly articulate how VideoBloom’s social video solutions can positively impact a prospective client’s brand and bottom line. Hans manages the fine balancing act of applying his distinctive style to our creative output, motivating and leading the creative teams, and ensuring that every project meets with his high definition of quality before distribution to the digital world.
Hans uses his creativity, production skills, and the latest (and ever-evolving) online social video media tools to create superior video communication campaigns that bring our clients’ brands to life. A few of his more notable successes include winning multiple prestigious Telly awards and creating other award-winning work for brands such as Procter & Gamble, State Farm, Quiznos, Mix1 and many others.
On his occasional day off you could find Hans hiking in the mountains with his family, fly-fishing, enjoying photography, or kicking back with a nice technical manual on some production related piece of software, fun times.
Antoine Toffa, Founder & Chairman
Antoine founded VideoBloom in 2007 with a plan to seamlessly migrate and establish video capability as an integral part of the rapidly growing social and e-commerce networks.
Previously, Antoine was the founder and CEO of Trip.com. He was recognized as “Man of the Year” by the Interactive Travel Report in 1999. He sold Trip.com to Galileo in 2000 for $326 million, resulting in the eventual formation of today’s leading online travel service known as Orbitz. Continuing with his successful entrepreneurial endeavors, Antoine then founded an innovative, online international marketplace company, TamTam, in 2002.
Prior to catching the entrepreneurial bug, Antoine held executive positions with media industry leaders such as General Manager of Interactive Services with USWest/MediaOne, Director of Corporate Strategy for Time Warner’s Interactive Group, and Director of Multimedia Strategy for Matra-Communications of the French Minitel, the world’s first network-based interactive platform.
Antoine completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Physics in Paris, acquired his graduate degree in Economics from the French Grande Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kim Lockett, Director of Finance
As VP Finance, Kim is the woman with the ledger. But more often than not she’ll be found traveling the world, skiing, gardening or helping organize one of the company’s many social events. Kim came on board in 2011, and immediately set about building the infrastructure to manage our dynamic financial operations as well as oversee our strategic hiring plan to ensure we are capturing the best and the brightest talent.
Kim also brings an international business background with experience in launching and managing The Gap brand launch in England and working with M&M/Mars Confectionery in London. Kim has also held management positions in the mobile technology, pharmaceutical, retail and consumer goods industries. Kim holds a BS in Business from the University of Colorado.
Nicolas Ganivet, Chief Technologist
A dedicated outdoors man, Nicolas seems to always be on the move, both physically and as a state of mind. It’s fitting, then, that as VideoBloom’s Chief Technology Officer, he embarks daily on a quest to rethink and enhance our social video platform marketing strategy and branded video media solutions within today’s rapidly evolving market. Over the last 20 years Nicolas Ganivet has always been at the forefront of technology, leveraging cutting-edge innovation for increased results and competitive advantage. Nicolas understands our customer’s strategy and market positioning, the ever-changing world of web and video technologies, and creatively designs innovative social video solutions that can truly make a difference to our customer’s bottom line.
Nicolas has previous management experience with Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, TSI Systems and several emerging new technology start-up ventures. Born in the beautiful French Alps, Nicolas thoroughly enjoys the Colorado Rocky Mountains he has made as his new home.
Nicolas acquired his masters degree in Engineering (Computer Sciences and Electronics) from the Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique, Electronique et Automatique (ESIEA).