We are fundamentally disrupting video creation

As the leading remote video creation platform, OpenReel empowers enterprises, media, and entertainment companies to direct and film up to 4K video content from over 125 countries. With a patented, enterprise-grade suite of remote video direction, capture, and collaboration capabilities, OpenReel enables businesses of all sizes to cut down on the time- and resource-intensive process of on-location video shoots and scale content creation initiatives efficiently, effectively, and securely.

Leadership Team

Lee Firestone
CEO & Co-founder
Lee founded OpenReel with a singular vision: to streamline the process of creating high-quality video content. During his nearly 20 years working in digital marketing, growth strategy, and sales, he experienced firsthand how resource-intensive video shoots were — but how crucial enterprise-level video can be for businesses to succeed. Today, Lee is actively delivering on this vision as OpenReel provides professional-quality video to Fortune 500 companies and well-loved brands via Remote Capture. Under his leadership, the company has experienced unprecedented momentum and growth. Prior to founding OpenReel, Lee founded Baystone Media, a website and social business he grew to over 7,000 clients before it was acquired by Internet Brands / Hellman & Friedman.
Joe Mathew
CTO & Co-founder
Joe brings to OpenReel his incredible expertise in engineering management and product development. His forward-thinking ability to develop technology that creates exceptional outcomes for clients ensures OpenReel’s patented remote video technology is able to seamlessly deliver enterprise-level, white-glove video production. Prior to OpenReel, Joe held senior technology and operations leadership positions at Baystone Media, which was acquired by Internet Brands / Hellman & Friedman. Following that acquisition, Joe led the technology and operations functions for the healthcare marketing division of Internet Brands, utilizing his expertise in scaling revenue-generating functions of organization to grow the customer base to more than 30,000 and a subsequent acquisition by private equity firm KKR. Joe has also consulted for several technology companies (such as SpringCM, acquired by DocuSign) and he holds two patents for recording and storing media content.
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Daniel Fitzhugh
Director of Revenue Operations
As the Director of RevOps, Daniel’s leadership is backed by two decades of specialization in revenue growth solutions, sales engineering, and sales productivity. Prior to OpenReel, he built and led operations teams of various sizes at both digital startups and Fortune 100 companies, including Warner Media and News Corporation.
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Lindsey Hotaling
Head of Account Management
As the Head of Account Management, Lindsey manages a team responsible for creating long-term, collaborative relationships with OpenReel clients. With a consultative approach, a customer-focused strategy, and deep product knowledge, she empowers innovative solutions, maximizes customer value, and consults closely with OpenReel’s customers to help them effectively leverage our product to meet core business objectives.
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Justin Swain
Director of Sales & Strategic Partnerships
Justin is the Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at OpenReel and is responsible for enterprise-level strategic partnerships and company growth. He comes to OpenReel with over 15 years of enterprise sales and business development experience. Prior to OpenReel Justin ran business development for GiantStreet where he formed partnerships with Dow Jones and grew company revenue by 75% in just over 6 months.
Tyler Koryak
Director of Sales
Tyler is the Director of Sales at OpenReel and is responsible for the company's SMB and Mid-Market sales initiatives. He comes to OpenReel with 5 years of sales experience and 3 years of sales leadership. Prior to OpenReel, Tyler was a sales manager at SinglePlatform which grew to 40,000 clients and was acquired by Endurance International in 2016.
Tim Freeman
Tim Freeman
Director of Development & IT Operations
Over the last decade and a half, Tim has leveraged his core strengths in operations, revenue optimization, customer retention strategy, financial analysis, and process improvement at Xerox and Internet Brands. As the Director of Development & IT Operations, Tim will be formulating product strategy and identifying market opportunities.
Stefan Kaczmarek
Stefan Kaczmarek
Mobile Engineering Manager & Mobile Architect
Stefan has been developing large-scale software for over 20 years, and stepped into the world of mobile app development as soon as the iPhone App Store made its debut. He brings experience developing both mobile payment (Zelle and AprivaPay) and video streaming apps (iCam), and will play a key role in continuing OpenReel’s powerful product development.
Liz Childers
Liz Childers
Director of Content
Liz has a decade of accelerating editorial creativity, digital strategy, and brand partnerships within the magazine journalism space, most recently leading Editorial Partnerships for America’s top digital lifestyle publication. She brings to OpenReel an editor’s eye, a keen creativity for growing brands through content, and an enthusiasm for developing strong, fruitful relationships with like-minded, forward-thinking brands.
Michael Coyne
Michael Coyne
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Over the last 12 years, Mike has worked in the digital marketing industry holding roles in Customer Service, Marketing, Channel Development, and Operations. From this experience Mike will bring his abilities to create engaging and impactful customer experiences and develop efficient internal processes for employees. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, his main goal will be continuing the growth at OpenReel by leading new strategies and projects.
Jeffrey Kuo
General Counsel
Jeff leads OpenReel’s legal affairs and risk management activities with a keen focus on expanding domestic and global operations to support OpenReel’s continued growth. Prior to joining OpenReel, Jeff was an attorney in Chicago at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP concentrating on intellectual property, technology, and data privacy transactions and litigation and, before that, counsel at the international cybersecurity company Trustwave where he focused primarily on commercial and intellectual property transactions.
Beau Dillard
Director of Customer Success
For the first half of his career, Beau’s combined his innate ability to communicate technical concepts to any audience with his enthusiasm and talent for music, working with enterprise companies as a Customer Success specialist at Tunespeak. Today, Beau brings both skillsets to OpenReel, ensuring OpenReel customers have accurate, clear, consistent support, and keeping his teammates entertained with his own creative talents.
Sarah Gibney
Director of Demand Generation
As Director of Demand Generation, Sarah harnesses her experience in event marketing, operations, and market research to ensure each person in OpenReel’s audience understands how our suite of products can impact their individual needs. Fluent in systems like Salesforce, HubSpot, Drift, and Chilipiper, Sarah relies on data and reporting to smartly drive marketing campaigns at OpenReel.
Erica Manganaro
Operations Manager
Erica is the brains and heart behind OpenReel’s AR/AP function, procurement, hiring and onboarding, and company culture. Her love for improving processes, passion for people relations, and drive to increase employee morale and productivity are integral to her decade of experience leading staffing and logistics for global brands.
Backed By
Alpine Meridian Ventures
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OpenReel’s patented Remote Video Capture™ platform empowers enterprises, media and entertainment companies, and agencies to direct and film high quality video content from more than 125 countries. As we continue helping clients, like AWS, Hubspot, and ViacomCBS reimagine what is possible with Remote Video Creation™, we need talented and driven individuals who are looking for the chance to make a real and tangible impact. Does this sound like you? Be a part of our collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving remote office culture!

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