Our leadership team embodies excellence by being Fearless, Authentic, Strategic & Honorable.
Mikel Elliott – CEO & Co-Founder
I am the son of a Grip from Burbank. I’ve been around the movie biz for as long as I can remember. This business is in my blood. I love nothing more than coming to work & conjuring up our next Quixote adventure.
Superpower: Parks and Rec Ping Pong Champ 85′-89′
Jordan Kitaen – Co-founder & Board Member
I’m an Angeleno to the core with over 25-years in production services and passionate as ever about our brand while charging any hill on behalf of our clients
Superpower: City Welterweight Wrestling Champ, 1984
Olivia Theroux – CFO
I’ve worked in finance & accounting for over 10 years. I love working for a company with a Passionate & Fun culture & a laser focus on growth.
Western University, BS
Superpower: Canadian Moose Wrangler
Derick Stace-Naughton – COO
I’ve spent the last decade helping entertainment & technology companies grow. Quixote Studios is a rocket ship & I’m proud to work with some of the best people in this industry.
University of Ulster, MSc
Secret Weapon: Q-Blue Patagonia Vest
Jeff Arnone – Sr. VP, 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. VP, Studios
I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years & have worn many hats at Quixote for 18. Working with passionate people and knowing that our studios and the service we provide are unmatched inspires me every day.
Superpower: A Large & Loveable Laugh
Michael Sundstrom – VP, 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 – VP, Asset Management
It’s important to love the environment & the people you work with. I appreciate how our leadership values the importance of data analytics in business. It makes my job much more rewarding.
Polotsk State University (Belarus)
Superpower: A Teller of Fortunes Both Bold & Practical
Sean French – VP, Sales
For over 15 years, I’ve come to work every morning feeling empowered. Quixote is trusting & gives us the freedom to grow as leaders.
Academy of Dramatic Arts, BFA
Secret Weapon: Bottega Ricoli Vintage Bomber Jacket
Dave Rinell – VP, Technology
I’ve spent over 25 years building software & systems in the music & entertainment industry. The best thing about Quixote is being a part of a great team & implementing new technology to take us to the next level.
Colorado State, BS
Secret Weapon: The Michael Jordan Hoop Earring
Erica Nye – VP, People & Culture
I grew up in entertainment and have been in HR for the last 20 years. I’m so grateful that Quixote understands the strategic value of HR. I love that I have the opportunity to drive great culture and strong engagement with our employees.
Superpower: Human Lie Detector
Jake Ross – Sr. Director, Marketing
I’ve been a creative behind the scenes of the entertainment industry for most of my professional career. It’s rewarding to see my work help and affect others and promote such an iconic brand.
Edinboro University of PA, BFA
Secret Weapon: Bulletproof Beard
Shannon Brock – Sr. Director, Commercial Sales
I’ve been in Customer Service for 15 years and of that, I’ve spent the last decade growing with Quixote. Getting to collaborate with such a talented bunch, I’m constantly inspired by the movement around us. The smallest involvement can really make a huge impact.
Superpower: Tetris Virtuoso
Sean Jordan – Senior Director, Development & Construction
I’ve managed construction projects of all shapes and sizes for 10 years. I just love it when a plan comes together and no one has more going on than Quixote.
Cal Poly SLO, BS
Secret Weapon: Bombin’ Homemade Chick Fil A Sandwich
Vasco Noya di Lannoy – Director, Real Estate
For the past two decades, I have invested in alternative assets, private equity, and real estate. The best part of building a portfolio of entertainment-related properties at Quixote is the daily interaction with my inspiring teammates.
Paris-Dauphine, BA, Masters
Superpower: Karaoke King
Tony Cipriano – Director, M&A Strategy and Integration
I have 10+ years of experience spanning corporate development, strategy consulting, and finance/accounting. I appreciate the daily opportunities to solve challenging problems collaboratively with my insightful Quixote teammates.
Secret Weapon: Italian Family Gravy