Key Code Media’s Chicago/Central Region branch, led by digital/new media products pro John Connelly, Sr., and now settled into own 6,000-sq. ft. building in Schaumburg, last week hired Brad Tohtz as a regional account manager.
Tohtz is the tenth hire for the local branch of the LA-headquartered company. He is managing Key Code production and post accounts throughout the Midwest region.
Son of Jack Tohtz, Skyview founder and editor, Tohtz has been around the visual media industry all of his life. His first job out of college, in 2005, was as an assistant editor at Optimus.
Eight years later he left Optimus as an editor and freelanced on commercials and corporate for companies including the Tribune, Havas Worldwide, Big Shoulders and VSA.
“As a result of the exposure I’ve had on full spectrum of products and workflows being used, I can apply that knowledge and relationships to a new field,” Tohtz says. He can be reached at 224/231-4866.
Key Code Media is a reseller of hundreds of “best of the breed” digital/new media technologies, says Connelly, noting that the company is the nation’s No. 1 reseller for several major manufacturers and is one of the few resellers of its kind operating in the region today.
“We have a large integration area where we load software, make sure it works property and ship it to our customers and install it at their facilities. Our customer service consultants are manufacturer-certified professionals with years of hands-on experience, committed to providing the highest quality technical support in the industry,” he says.
Their new building, off the Northwest Tollway at Golf Road, was finished in March after four months of construction. “We were going for a post house look here,” says Connelly, a veteran reseller, having started his lengthy career in digital workflows with Avid.
Last June, Key Code officially opened in its new building and was host to 150 customers who were introduced to 14 of their biggest manufacturers. Connelly called it a “mini-trade show.”
Key Code, founded in 2001 by LA’s Mike Cavanaugh and also has offices or presence in Burbank, San Francisco, Irvine, Vancouver and Seattle.