Bruce Smith - Non Executive Director and Investor
Bruce Smith, CBE, MA, DPhil, FREng, FIEE, is also Chairman of the Council of Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, a Knowledge Transfer Network and collaboration between industry and academia in applied mathematics and computing. Until a management buyout in 1997 he was the Chairman and majority shareholder of Smith System Engineering Limited. Before founding that company in 1971 he worked in design engineering for Decca Radar Limited after a period in the United States with Bellcomm Inc in the U.S. Space programme. Prior to that he occupied a physics research post at the University of Chicago, having previously obtained a first class honours degree and a doctorate in physics at Oxford University.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Physics. He is Chairman of the Rainbow Seed Fund, a Director of IP Group plc, and a member of the Board of the British Antarctic Survey. He is also a Director of a number of private companies and a Domus Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.
John-Paul Smith - CEO
John-Paul (J-P) Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Imagineer Systems. With a decade of technical, hands-on development experience, Smith has risen through the ranks of Imagineer Systems, joining the Company in its early start-up days and playing key roles in executing and managing the technology vision of the founders and management team. Today, Smith taps his combined technical expertise with deep understanding of the visual effects marketplace and user requirements to lead the Company as Chief Executive Officer, exploring untapped markets and uncovering new opportunities to propagate the Company’s signature Planar Tracking technology in newer, more efficient and more valuable desktop VFX applications.
Smith is a graduate of Imperial College London with a MEng in Information Systems Engineering.
Ross Shain - CMO
Ross Shain is the Chief Marketing Officer of Imagineer Systems. With 20 years of creative and technical experience in both post-production and the software industry, Shain has held responsibilities ranging from industry applications specialist and product evangelist, to sales management and business development executive. With hundreds of hands on post production projects under his belt, Shain is an accomplished motion graphics designer, art director, effects compositor, editor, colorist and post/visual effects supervisor and leverages these hands-on experiences in bringing real-world, customer perspective and technical understanding to his role as Chief Marketing Officer for Imagineer Systems.
Prior to his role at Imagineer Systems, Shain has held positions with Northern Lights Post, Avid Technology, On2 Technologies and New York University’s CADA Program.
Shain is a graduate of Bard College in upstate New York.
David Miller - CFO
David is a graduate Chartered Accountant who has extensive experience in the smaller business sector and the associated 'growing pains' of expanding operations. David qualified with E&Y and then moved to Gillette where he became involved in warehousing and logistics, IT systems, customer service as well as corporate accounting, rising to Finance Controller in one of the UK divisions.
David then moved to the USA taking a 20% holding in a manufacturing company selling nationwide; this position involved significant exposure to sales and marketing, advertising and trade shows as well as streamlining the finance function. He later was instrumental in selling the company to Lincat plc. David then joined a Management buy-in buy-out team and purchased Homecraft Holdings Ltd in Surrey for £3.5m selling 3 years later to Smith & Nephew for £29m
David is currently self-employed and is focused on assisting growing companies exploit technology in a careful and controlled manner. Imagineer is currently his largest (and most exciting) client, and he continues to encourage the company to expand the excellent product range they have developed.