After a banner year with the addition of editorial partners Brandon Porter and Conor O’Neill, as well as the successful launch of a new Austin outpost, award-winning creative/VFX editorial company Nomad continues to grow its all-star team. with the addition of industry veteran Alaina Zanotti as senior executive producer at Nomad’s Los Angeles office.
With over fifteen years of experience leading creative teams and growing them in the advertising and entertainment industries, Zanotti has an impressive resume that includes working with agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and BBDO for some of the biggest global brands like Apple, Disney and Paramount, to name a few.
Formerly an EP at Company3, Method Studios and editorial and post-production studio Cartel, Zanotti brings a wealth of experience in business development and management while balancing reel and revenue, supporting his creative teams. Zanotti noted, “We are all married to our jobs in this industry. I was at Company3/Method Studios for eleven years, so loyalty is incredibly important to me. I took time to be with my family, and when the opportunity to join Nomad presented itself, it was too good an offer to turn down. I knew my next job wasn’t a one- or two-year acting job — I was aiming for the next ten years of my life. Nomad is a global family, and this is my dream home.
Alongside his passion for production, Zanotti also co-founded Lost and Found, a grassroots nonprofit to benefit homeless youth, with PRETTYBIRD partner Ali Brown and homeless youth advocate Amy Favat. . The organization’s goal is to collect lost and found items from LA gyms and distribute them to those in need. While the pandemic has temporarily halted operations, they plan to reopen sometime before the new year.
Nomad Partner Brandon Porter is particularly delighted with her arrival, citing: “Alaina is a rockstar! When we found out she was available, we crossed our fingers and toes hoping it would work out. The impact she has had during her previous terms cannot be underestimated. His experience, connections and overall greatness as a human being will be integral to our future ambitions as a company. We look forward to things moving forward.
As the newest addition to Nomad, Zanotti joins a team that’s a perfect match for his skills and goals. She continued, “I have known Nomad for a long time. As a strong legacy brand, they’ve been working on something of a renaissance recently with new talent, an updated studio, and so many things I haven’t dipped into yet – globally, no less . There are so many wonderful things happening, and I look forward to helping to continue to shape and share the Nomad story.
Zanotti’s leadership style is driven by his experience in commercial and technical management with a focus on sales, marketing, customer management and operations. Recognized in the industry as honest, fair and trustworthy, she has built lasting relationships with her clients and peers. With an ability to balance the creative and business aspects of any project and leveraging an understanding to predict new technologies and their impact on organizations, Zanotti is a perfect addition to the team.
Nomad Partner Conor O’Neill also shared his enthusiasm: “We are delighted to have Alaina join us at Nomad. His past experience expanding Company3’s footprint, as well as his long-standing relationships with people in the worlds of production and post-production, will no doubt help us broaden our horizons in the future. .