Leadership

Get to Know Our Team

Our talented team of experienced video professionals can scale for large projects and handle multiple simultaneous events across the country. Get to know some key members of our team below.

Gary Kahn

President/Co-Founder

Gary Kahn is President of Zeitbyte. Prior to starting Zeitbyte, Gary specialized in the creation and implementation of content management systems for several enterprise companies, including John Wiley & Sons, Conde Nast, and Lehman Brothers. At John Wiley & Sons, he acted as a technical representative on the committee that wrote the first proposal for ONIX specification (which enabled the easy exchange of book and magazine data between publishers and retailers) and helped build the publisher’s titles database. While working for Conde Nast, Gary focused on the manipulation of data from Frommer’s and Fodor’s worldwide travel guides for the Concierge.com database. As part of Lehman Brothers’ content management team, Gary imported organization-wide information to a global e-commerce portal, as well as handled conversion of weekly economic reports into publishing-friendly online formats. In 1996, Gary created a free e-mail service that hosted over 32,000 accounts for an early virtual community that included bulletin boards, chat rooms, and an industry database. Gary has contributed to publications including Mac Life magazine (August 2010) and iMediaConnection.com (Oct. 15, 2011) and has spoken at events like Streaming Media East (“Strategies for Preparing Your Video for Tablets and Mobile Devices,” May 2011). He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Kevin Brail

Co-Founder

Kevin Brail is a co-founder of Zeitbyte. With over 15 years of media project management experience, Kevin brings to Zeitbyte his extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, video production, graphic presentation, and team leadership. Kevin started his career in the late 1980s working on newspaper production just as the media business was transitioning to a digital world. After working for several years in digital print technologies, Kevin immersed himself in all things Internet in 1996. With project and production management roles at Conde Nast Digital, Dow Jones, Reuters, and Zeitbyte, Kevin has adopted a “hands-on” approach that stresses customer service and hitting deadlines. At Zeitbyte, Kevin acts as the main client liaison, as well as the internal project manager.

Ryan Johnston

Director of Video Production

Ryan Johnston grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, volunteering in television at age 13 and directing his first broadcast television show at 17. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2001, he founded Destination Video, a boutique video production company that specialized in archiving, equipment rentals, crew listings, and video production. Destination Video was acquired by Zeitbyte and incorporated into the business model in early 2011.

Bobby Berry

Webcast Producer

Bobby Berry’s fascination with films at an early age led him to pursue a B.F.A. in film studies at Columbia College. While attending university, Bobby wrote, directed, edited, filmed, and even animated several short films, some of which won “Best of” awards. Since graduation, Bobby has worked in a variety of genres and modalities like Hollywood films, low-budget Indie films, online digital shorts, and reality television, with his work more specifically geared toward the technical aspects of production. During his free time, Bobby enjoys dabbling in experimental cinema.

Chun Lee

Associate Producer

Chun Lee received a degree in film production from the School of Visual Arts. In 2004, he also received an M.A. in media arts from Long Island University. He has worked on numerous independent films, including commercial video releases.

Anthony Nguyen

Lead Designer

Born and raised in New York City, Anthony Nguyen grew up in a household surrounded by creativity, with the majority of his family having worked in the fashion industry. Anthony studied at The School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. He graduated summa cum laude at Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Communications Design and Advertising. Anthony’s career experience spans digital print/press, graphic design, web design, and creative direction; his other passions lie in painting and illustration, in which he was classically trained.