Chimney NY’s executive producer and head of business development for North America reflects on his move to the full-service content company.
Most people take very little to a new job – a favourite photograph or treasured coffee cup, perhaps. When Jake Loonan, Chimney New York’s executive producer and head of business development for North America, joined last summer, he brought a decade of production expertise as well as a bevy of award-winning directors who followed him.
Seemingly not a guy to do things by halves – he worked in his previous role for 10 years – Jake’s experience has been welcomed as a happy marriage, blending his rich production knowledge with Chimney’s global post-production expertise.
Q> It’s been 10 months since your big move to Chimney! What drew you from the production world to a global post-production and full-service company?
Jake Loonan> Coming from a more traditional production company to a global full-service creation agency delivering features, TV commercials, digital content and B2B communications was something that excited me and Chimney has the talent to back it up across every channel. The industry is evolving and being able to offer end-to-end services as well as á la carte options will be increasingly necessary – I’m just stoked to be in a place that’s already able to do it so well.