Speedshape has signed Chad Cooper as director of business development for the hybrid CGI, interactive, 3D company. Cooper, who brings 13-years of experience in advertising and postproduction to his new post, will head up client services and new business at the company’s Detroit-based flagship facility. In addition, he will oversee the growth of its East and West Coast satellite divisions as the company expands its staff and services to accommodate its growing national client roster in the commercial, broadcast, digital media and film arenas.
Cooper previously served as VP/partner at Milagro Post, a creative editorial and finishing spot house, and CloudSparks, a digital firm specializing in custom web development – as well a brief stint as associate director of operations at Leo Burnett.
“Chad understands the business from multiple perspectives,” said Speedshape co-founder Tom Stone. “He has the depth of knowledge needed to help clients get the most out of both traditional and digital projects, and navigate the bridge between them.”
“Speedshape has earned a stellar reputation in the Mid-West as a high-end CGI, interactive, design and 3D company with a collaborative group of multi-discipline talent that works closely with clients, as a collaborative creative partner,” noted Cooper. “I’m looking forward to meeting the every-changing needs of Speedshape’s clients as they embrace more complex creative solutions to creating innovative traditional content, as well as interactive and cross-platforms campaigns. At the same time, the opportunity to help helm the expansion of Speedshape’s Venice Beach facility and its new satellite division in New York, to ensure that it provides Speedshape’s signature high-end services on a national scale, is very exciting.”