Leadership Team

Mikel Elliott – CEO & Co-Founder
I graduated from UCLA and am the son of a grip from Burbank. This business is in my blood. I love nothing more than coming to work and conjuring up our next Quixote adventure.
Superpower: The Self Professed Ping Pong Champ

Jordan Kitaen – Co-Founder
I’m an LA-born UCLA grad with over 25-years in production services, and passionate as ever about riding for the brand and charging any hill on behalf of our clients.
Superpower: City Welterweight Wrestling Champ, 1984

Olivia Theroux – CFO
I’ve worked in finance and accounting for over 10 years. I love working for a company with a passionate and fun culture and a laser focus on growth.
Superpower: World Poutine Eating Champion

Jeff Arnone – Sr. Vice President, Sales
This is the only industry I have ever worked in. I get a kick out of building an organization of fearless teammates dedicated to stellar customer service.
Superpower: 1997 Regional Cross-Fit Champ

Cheryl Huggins – Sr. Vice President, Studios & Location Rentals
I’ve been in the film/photo industry for over 15 years and have worn many hats at Quixote for over 10. Working with enthusiastic people, managing great teams, and knowing that our customer service is unmatched motivates me daily.
Superpower: The Large and Loveable Laugh

Bart Doll – Sr. Vice President, Facilities & Transpo
I’ve worked in Finance and Accounting for over 20 years. I also spent 4 years as a Navy Corpsman (Combat Medic attached to the Marines) which is pretty helpful around Quixote. I love Quixote’s diverse offering, large footprint and fun culture
Superpower: Invoking the Ancient Gods to change the weather

Derick Stace-Naughton – Sr. Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations
I’ve spent the last decade helping entertainment and technology companies grow. Quixote Studios is a rocket ship and I’m proud to work with some of the best people in this industry.
Secret Weapon: Impenetrable Q-Blue Puffy Vest

Michael Sundstrom – Vice President, Controller
I’ve spent over 15 years in the accounting industry, more than 10 at Quixote. I love laughing with all of the amazing friends I have at Quixote.
Superpower: An Uncanny Cher Impression

Veranika Bahalei – Vice President, Rental Assets
It’s important to love the environment and people you are working with. I appreciate how our leadership values the importance of Data Analytics in business. It makes my job much more rewarding.
Superpower: A Teller of Fortunes both bold and practical

Sean French – Vice President, Sales
For over 10 years, I’ve come to work every morning feeling empowered. Quixote is trusting and gives us the freedom to grow as leaders.
Secret Weapon: Bottega Ricoli Vintage Bomber Jacket

Dave Rinell – Vice President, Technology
I’ve spent over 25 years building software and systems in the Music and Entertainment industry. The best thing about Quixote is being a part of a great team and implementing new technology to take us to the next level.
Secret Weapon: The Michael Jordan Hoop Earing

Jenn Mullen – Vice President, Human Relations
I’ve devoted more than a decade of my life to HR, 3 of which have been at Quixote. I’m proud to represent a culture driven company where being “you” is the coolest thing to do.
Secret Weapon: The Colgate Smile