Turbo Squid Lands Dan Lion as Vice President

Many of you will remember Dan Lion from his time at Discreet, or perhaps his Cinesite days. Dan has a new job at Turbo Squid and here is the press release:

(New Orleans, LA – June 18, 2002) – Turbo Squid, the world’s premier online
digital marketplace, today announced the hiring of industry stalwart Dan
Lion, who takes the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Lion
brings nearly two decades of sales and marketing experience to the table,
boasting a track record of proven success at companies such as Cinesite,
Autodesk’s Discreet and Eastman Kodak’s Cineon Systems.

“Dan has the exact skill set and range of experience we sought,” notes Andy
Wisdom, VP of Business Development for Turbo Squid. “His understanding of
our market and our business will prove invaluable as we move forward.”

Lion will first focus on spreading the word about Turbo Squid, both by
expanding coverage in existing markets and by reaching out to new design
communities. He cites the company’s remarkable reputation among its
customers as the green light that the Turbo Squid offering itself is right
on target – the key now is to broaden the asset inventory and expand the
customer base.

“Our customer satisfaction ratings are amazing,” says Lion. “More than 99%
say they’ll use Turbo Squid again, with the same percentage saying they’ll
recommend our site to their colleagues. For any industry, those numbers are

Also high on Lion’s list: retaining Turbo Squid’s high customer ratings by
keeping in touch with client commentary, making sure the site lives up to
expectations. “We must ensure that we have the right tools for our
customers, and the only way to find that out is by spending time with them.”
Consequently, Lion will spend much of his time visiting with both existing
and prospective clients and vendors in key markets around the world.