CEO - Americas
Andy Liebman is an acclaimed editor and director with many credits, including documentaries for the Discovery Channel, PBS and many more. His ground-breaking documentary work covers history, science, nature and the human condition, and saw him regularly work with some of the industry’s brightest talents.
In 2003 he founded EditShare in response to a particular problem faced while working on a project for the Discovery Channel. The innovative shared-storage solution he developed allowed multiple editors to collaborate on the same project, providing an affordable and more efficient alternative to the prohibitively expensive solutions available at the time.
Andy remains at the heart of EditShare, focusing on ensuring the company continues to provide exciting and innovative products to the industry, and expanding its offering in the US market.
Managing Director - EMEA
Tara is an entrepreneur with a wide range of sales and product development experience in the digital audio and media markets. His previous roles include Sales Director for a well-known UK company working with key industry players including Apple, Adobe, Avid, Matrox, JVC and Pinnacle to provide digital editing solutions to the education and broadcast markets.
In 2004, during a visit to the NAB show in Las Vegas, Tara first came across EditShare, when it was still a very small operation. He instinctively saw that EditShare's potential extended way beyond the US, and into the worldwide marketplace for the Post Production, TV and Film industries.
With his business partner, James Richings, Tara set up EditShare's EMEA headquarters in the UK, and was instrumental in the company's rapid development.
Managing Director - EMEA
Following his graduation from a Film and Television Production degree in 1999, James formed his own production company in London and started producing and editing documentaries for broadcast. Over the course of five years he worked with all aspects of the film and broadcast industries, from concept development and writing, through to directing, editing and producing - building strong relationships with broadcasters and distributors.
In 2004, James opened the EditShare EMEA operation with Tara Montford, a partnership that has proved to be a perfect balance of sales and technical experience. James was instrumental in the concept and design of Flow, and the acquisitions of Geevs and Lightworks in 2009.
James continues to drive forward product development and innovation, extending EditShare's leadership in the production and broadcast industries.