CEO & Co-Founder
As CEO of KDMG, Kyle is responsible for the development and growth of new business, as well as developing key partner relationships within the company. Responsible for managing corporate sales goals and projections, Kyle also oversees the organization’s strategic business goals and workforce processes, while staying abreast of state-of-the-art technologies for both KDMG and the company’s clients.
With over 18 years’ experience working in the entertainment industry, Kyle is an expert within the niche areas of digital media, distribution, and new technology. A highly respected professional in his field, Kyle has served as an advisor and consultant for other mid-size entertainment companies in the areas of business development and strategic planning, most notably Good Deed Entertainment and ContentBridge Systems.
Previously, Kyle served as Head of Digital Distribution at Echo Bridge Entertainment, where he oversaw the growth of the division within North America. He also worked in digital media from its inception at Warner Bros. where he oversaw VOD/PPV acquisitions for numerous high profile clients.
In addition to his impressive professional background, Kyle has served as a consultant for DeMatteo Monness, a guest lecturer for UCLA and Ithaca College, and as an expert source for notable industry media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Los Angeles Business Journal.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Film Production and a minor in Theater. He is currently in the process of receiving his Executive MBA from the University of Oregon.
COO & Co-Founder
Possessing a keen talent for using her vision to expand KDMG’s offerings, Casey oversees the planning, development and implementation of KDMG’s marketing strategies, internal and external communications, and public relations.
After graduating from CSU, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, she entered the fields of public relations, marketing, and advertising, where she represented clients in fashion and entertainment, with a niche focus on independent films.
Throughout her career, Casey has worked with some of the industry’s most influential brands and has been recognized for securing media placements in numerous notable media outlets including Entrepreneur, Vogue, The Hollywood Reporter, Time, Los Angeles Business Journal, Variety, People, Women’s Wear Daily, 944 Magazine, E! Entertainment, and ABC News.
Casey also holds a Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching with a concentration in Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She infuses her passion for health and wellness into her role as COO of KDMG by working with documentary filmmakers who are passionate about sharing their messages of making the world a better place.
Jo Louise Hanson
Vice President, Distribution and Operations
Jo Louise Hanson serves as Vice President, Operations and Distribution for KDMG. With over 20 years in the entertainment industry, Jo’s background includes a long-term career with Warner Bros. Launching her career in International Distribution, she was then promoted to Supervisor and Manager of Pay Television Distribution before serving as Director of Domestic Cable and Digital Distribution.
With a proven track record of increasing sales and revenues, Jo also focuses on decreasing costs in order to maximize profitability. She is a talented manager who spearheads projects while incorporating innovation and efficiency. Jo’s background demonstrates strong skills in communication, financial management, operations management, business development, fiscal responsibility, and process improvement. In addition, she has continued to develop her leadership education through S.M.A.R.T Success Academy and Marketing Impact Academy.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Client Services
Sherry Sparks is an entertainment executive specializing in the digital distribution, licensing and acquisition of feature films, documentaries, and original IPs in all genres. Her experience encompasses OTT, SVOD, pay/broadcast TV, TVOD, PPV, EST, VOD, electronic sell-through, and mobile content.
In her role as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Client Services at KDMG, Sherry manages new business development by identifying emerging platform technologies and emerging markets. She also helps the company’s clients meet their financial goals and objectives by developing and implementing sales plans utilizing her knowledge of market conditions and key influences to properly identify prospects and key decision makers, while effectively applying and utilizing strategic selling practices and tactics.
As a skilled project manager, Sherry is also proficient in planning and executing business development strategies; working with clients and digital platforms on alignment, synergies and collaboration; and creating overall short- and long-term growth opportunities for all parties.
Robert K. Rock
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor
A highly respected veteran in the film industry, Bobby Rock currently heads acquisitions at Lightning Entertainment Group. Previously, Bobby served as Senior VP of Acquisitions at Eric Doctorow’s Random Media; Head of Acquisitions at Echo Bridge Entertainment; and Senior V.P. of Production and Development at Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope. Throughout his career, he has guided Pumpkin, Jeepers Creepers II, and Kinsey through to completion, as well as shepherding the development of the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and several short stories from American Zoetrope’s All-Story magazine. Before Zoetrope, Bobby worked as VP of Acquisitions at Trimark Pictures (Eve’s Bayou, Phoenix), Triton Pictures (A brief History of Time, Heart of Darkness), and Atlantic Releasing (Wish You Were Here).
Director, Content Acquisitions and Originals
Jenna Edwards is an award-winning producer who began her film career in front of the camera appearing in hit shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Malcolm in the Middle” before moving behind the camera to become a pioneer in the indie film world. She was the second producer to do a day and date release in both theaters and on iTunes, and the first to produce a narrative feature specifically for Hulu.
She took her love of on-camera work and coupled it with her desire to help others learn about producing to become the co-host of MovieMaker Magazine’s top ranked podcast, Film Method. On Film Method, Jenna had the opportunity to interview hundreds of film professionals, simultaneously gaining an understanding of what makes for a successful film production and release.
Thrilled to be taking this knowledge and experience to Kaczmarek Digital Media Group as Director, Content Acquisitions and Originals, Jenna aspires to help indie filmmakers realize their dreams of having successful and lucrative careers.