TODD SOUVIGNIER • 8425 Willow, New Orleans LA 70118 •
Content & Program Manager / Online Media Specialist / Project Director
Multi-Skilled Writer, Manager, Technologist
Drupal • Adobe Suite • MS Office • Visio • HTML, XML • iMovie • Logic Aloha

todd souvignier
• Co-founded, supervised and developed Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op into a seven-city program serving more than 3,500 Louisiana musicians and filmmakers, now in its eleventh year
• Planned, launched and co-managed for-profit music rehearsal facilities in Shreveport and Lake Charles
• Managed dozens of coding and content workers on two coasts and three continents, multiple successful product rollouts
• Prototyped, co-designed and marketed Digital Signal Processing tools; secured millions in licensing revenue for boutique DSP firm
• Author of Teach Yourself Computer Audio, Loops & GroovesThe World of DJs and the Turntable Culture, and other published books, plus numerous articles.

2007–2014: Various Titles, Studio Network LLC and Tipitina's Foundation Inc., New Orleans LA  Directed economic development and music education programs for Tipitina's Foundation, a New Orleans 501(c)(3) non-profit associated with the legendary music club. I also co-managed music rehearsal facilities in New Orleans, Shreveport and Lake Charles for Studio Network LLC, a for-profit sister company owned by Tipitina's proprietors. Webmaster for the Foundation and music club Web sites, administrator and QA lead on the Foundation's CRM systems, FMS' custom-built apartment management system, and various employee/management forums. Revamped music club merchandise, e-commerce and Point of Sale, consistently increased net profits. Wrote/designed Foundation collateral, annual Economic Impact Survey, press releases, user manuals, grant applications and more. General media wrangling, PowerPoint, video/audio editing, Visio, Photoshop, InDesign.

2006: Office Manager, Turbo Squid, Inc., New Orleans  Turbo Squid is an online market for 3D models, where I worked primarily in human resources. This venture-backed firm was in a growth phase, main duty was recruiting and hiring first-rate technical and marketing teams; relocated key players from West Coast to New Orleans. After six months Tipitina's recruited me back.

2003–2006: Co-Op Director, Tipitina's Foundation Inc., New Orleans LA• I was originally hired by the Tipitina's organization to create web sites for the firm's ancillary businesses. Quickly segued into launching a Music Co-Op pilot project that grew into a seven-city, state-funded program under my supervision. Deployed a family computer access project in twelve cities throughout the Gulf South. Extensive, successful grant writing; government contract compliance and reporting; helped start award-winning pro bono legal aid clinic for musicians and artists.

2001–2003: CTO, Co-Founder, Exploit Systems Inc., Palo Alto CA • Silicon Valley angel-backed digital media startup; I designed the firm's product offerings and supervised development teams in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Bulgaria. Company prototyped two versions of a pioneering SEM and anti-piracy service for peer-to-peer file sharing systems. Worked with CEO and board on fundraising, strategic partnerships. Highlight: demo for the RIAA in Washington, DC.

2000 – 2001: VP Programming,, San Francisco CA and New York, NY • Recruited and oversaw news teams in NY and SF for daily-updated technology and financial news Web sites associated with national magazine. Co-designed and administered the firm's streaming audio-plus-graphics content delivery platform, supervised software development teams in Los Angeles, Bulgaria and Hong Kong, plus QA lead.

2000: VP Programming,, San Jose CA  Venture-backed startup founded by former Adaptec exec. I supervised international development team for Internet music/video player application, co-designed the firm's content delivery and recommendation platform. Drove player content development, managed and incentivized team of volunteer music experts. Worked closely with Japanese business partners; secured and executed co-marketing deal with record label and world-famous rock band. Patent and documentation writer, QA lead.

1997–1999: VP Marketing, Arboretum Systems Inc., San Francisco CA • Revamped domestic, international and direct sales channels for bootstrapped DSP software boutique. Conceived, prototyped and marketed first consumer noise reduction software, arranged multi-million dollar licensing deal with Adaptec. Prototyped and championed first MP3 sound-improving processor, which further increased licensing revenue, spawned many imitators. Product manager for signal processing plug-in line, plus publicist, documentation writer, trade show demonstrator.

1994–1996: VP Marketing & Sales, OSC, San Francisco CA  Digital audio software firm created the original Pro Tools software, was early licensor of technology to Digidesign. They recruited me from Act III when the firm split from Digidesign (now Avid), to build domestic and international sales channels from scratch. Created distinctive marketing campaigns, wrote product documentation, created and manned exhibits at domestic and international trade shows. Helped put firm on track for multi-million-dollar merger/acquisition by Macromedia, Inc.

1987-1993: Mix Publications/Act III Publishing, Emeryville CA • I started in the mailroom at the publisher of Mix and Electronic Musician magazines, wound up managing direct mail operations, including phone bank and fulfillment center, and writing/editing the Mix Bookshelf catalog.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Oregon

SKILLS: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal, HTML and XML. Visio, Photoshop, iMovie, Logic. Able to write quickly, accurately and persuasively, on-demand. Sharp eye for editorial detail.

OTHER: Can quickly assimilate and utilize new information and technologies. Adaptable to changing circumstances. Proven track record of retooling business processes for increased efficiency, profitability.

TODD SOUVIGNIER • 8425 Willow, New Orleans LA 70118 •