Eran Lobel, CEO, Executive Producer
Eran founded ELEMENT in 1998 and grew it into one of New England’s premiere full service production, post production and integrated content companies. He has a passion for technology, food, and entrepreneurship and produces award-winning content for commercial and web advertising, television programs and long-format films. Eran is a founding board member of both FILMA and the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC), is a current board member of the Boston Ad Club and also serves on the City Year Seventh Generation board of advisors. In his free time, Eran enjoys… just kidding, he has no free time.
Kristen Kearns, Executive Producer
Kristen has been producing content for more than 15 years. She has worked with amazing and talented creatives on everything from feature films to branded videos. She is a great collaborator and problem solver who brings a passionate attention to detail to each and every project. She has traveled the globe and considers Vietnam one of her favorite places. Kristen is a graduate of Emerson College. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys hanging in the garden with her chickens or building forts with her three children. She refuses to garden with her kids or build forts with her chickens, however.
Matthew O'Rourke, Executive Producer
Matthew is an award-winning producer that has worked in New York, LA and London producing all types of media, both national and global. Like Kristen, Matthew also graduated from Emerson, only they hung in totally different circles. He then moved to New York City, where he worked at MTV (back when the M stood for music) and possibly once bought beer for an underage boy band member, but you can’t prove that. He has spent his career producing anything and everything, and worked for agencies such as FCB, EuroRSG and MMB making the pretty for clients such as Samsung, Jaguar, Chase, Diet Coke, Subway and Toyota. He has one wife and two kids and that’s plenty, thank you very much.
Rick Fishbein, Executive Producer
Rick has collaborated and worked in Los Angeles commercial film production for more than two decades producing hundreds of TV ads and Branded Content campaigns. He has signed more NDA’s for projects than he cares to admit, so he can’t divulge the projects he produced. He earned a degree in finance from USC and lived abroad pursuing a career in International Banking (Not working for the Mossad as so many have asserted.) Upon returning to Los Angeles he quickly worked his way up as an in demand Line Producer (Yes, he has waited for two hours to pick up a dolly at JL Fisher.) With that hands-on knowledge and experience he transitioned to Executive Producer and then Managing Director at Green Dot Films, for fourteen years. Rick serves as a Governor for the Commercials Peer Group at the Television Academy as well as past President of the West Coast Board of the AICP.
Kim DeRosa, Senior Post Producer
As the middle child of five siblings, Kim has no problem standing out. Loving all things sports related, she is a diehard Sox fan and an ever-loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. (We’re not sure how she has resisted the lure of Tom Brady.) She frequents as many sporting events as humanly possible throughout the year. If you ever want to get on her good side, just offer her a lunch out at Tasty Burger and let her know that “BC Sucks”.
Margaux Stunzi, Producer
Growing up with three brothers is part of what makes Margaux tough as nails. You’d never guess that she was the goalie of her high school hockey team, but she definitely holds her own. After working for several years in the agency world, she came aboard ELEMENT as a Producer. When she’s not traveling to far off places producing for us, you can find her sailing the waters of Marblehead or kicking butt in a boot camp class.
Jessica Wade, Creative Manager
Jess has a few impressive stamps in her passport from her time covering the London and Sochi Olympics, backpacking through Europe, and road tripping through the US. And though “500 Miles” by the Proclaimers is her karaoke jam – don’t be fooled! If she could travel anywhere else, she’d settle for the 196 mile trip back to Dutchess County, NY for a big dinner in her family’s log cabin by the river. After dinner, you’d probably find Jess dreaming up a one-woman show or getting crafty by the fireplace.
Dave Speredelozzi, Accountant
Being an avid bike rider, Dave shows real dedication to crunching our numbers by riding his bike 11.5 miles to the ELEMENT office nearly every day. But he’s more than just a numbers guy; he lives and breathes music. When he’s not in the office, you can bet he’s attending a show or spending quality time with his family hiking up the Blue Hills.
Jesse Ciulla, Shooter / Editor
If Jesse wasn’t fulfilling his dream of being a shooter/editor, then he would prefer to be making specialty sandwiches at his own sandwich shop in his hometown of Revere (“Revee-ahh”), where his signature sandwich would be called Love At First Sight. Why not Love At First Bite, you say? Hey, it’s Jesse’s dream. When he isn’t busy working, you can find him skateboarding, traveling to Iceland (not by skateboard, obviously), or eating more Chinese food than thought possible, all with a camera in his hand, of course.
Mike Nolan, Post Coordinator
In Mike Nolan’s perfect world, he’d be hanging out in a pub in the Shire. Perhaps accompanied by his dogs, Frodo and Gandalf. Seriously, those are their names. An expert in Google-fu, he’s either helping you solve a problem or helping you lose an argument. In his free time, you can catch him karting because if he weren’t tied up with his post production duties, he’d surely be a professional race car driver by now. He told us.
Julia Keefe, Account Coordinator
You’d be hard pressed to find a gal who loves Power Point quite as much as Julia. We hear her experience with the computer software dates back to early childhood Christmas List presentations to Mom and Dad. Julia is a recent UMass grad with a passion for sushi, brand architecture, and her dog Mochi’s instagram (who has more followers than her!) Real talk: she’s the queen of strategic debates and persuasion techniques which helps when discussing the latest in the Kanye / TSwift Fued. (She stands with Kimye by the way).
Emily Pacillo, Production Coordinator
This former news reporter is an office manager by day, and a personal trainer by night. She loves strolling around the city listening to podcasts and eating food. Any food and all food. If you need a recipe for anything, she’s got you covered. Disclaimer: Emily will not perform her “broadcast voice” willingly, but is more than willing to share embarrassing live shot bloopers upon request. Just ask her!
Brendan Quinn, Assistant Editor
Brendan is a horror movie aficionado, carnival game professional, and funky hat enthusiast. You may catch him on the Red Line playing Zelda or rereading his favorite books “John Dies at the End” and “This Book is Full of Spiders.” Brendan works in Element’s post production pit, helping manage its library and editing video. If he wasn’t working at Element, Brendan would likely be pitching his horror-comedy short story about a murderous tree that attacks unsuspecting high schoolers. He thinks it’s hilarious.
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CEO / Executive Producer
Rick Fishbein – West Coast
Dana Dubay – East Coast
Dwayne Petch – Mid West