Who are X2X?

X2X is an entertainment technology company that partners with clients to enable creative flow across the production life cycle with a suite of secure communication and content management solutions.

We design, develop, and manufacture software and hardware products for studios, broadcasters, and film and video production companies. Our solutions are represented by brands, PIX and CODEX.

Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers

Our award-winning products for the media and entertainment industries include production solutions and high-performance recording and workflow tools in support of the leading camera vendors for feature, television, and commercial production.

At X2X we are passionate about inclusion, we want all employees to feel encouraged to be themselves and believe that this inspires creativity and innovation. X2X is an equal opportunities employer with a focus on inclusivity and equality for all.

X2X is a company that focuses on our people, harboring creativity and being a leading innovator in our Industry.

X2X Values

Confidentiality
We know how important the security of our clients' work is and we rigorously protect their intellectual property. Our reputation depends on it.

Transparency
Great, enduring relationships based on mutual respect are very important to us and we are fair and honest in all of our dealings with colleagues, clients, vendors, and partners to achieve and sustain them.

Quality
We believe in professional excellence and empower our employees to do their best work for our clients.

Working together
At X2X, people are our most valued asset. We work hard to be inclusive and our team members are a diverse population from all walks of life. In return for their dedication, X2X offers its employees a wide range of benefits and interesting jobs, where respectful, open, collegiate working is the norm. We aspire to be the employer of choice in our industry.

Innovation
We are proud that our company develops award-winning products that are leaders in their field. To maintain our forward trajectory, we keep abreast of industry news, listen to our clients' needs and embrace leading-edge technologies.

Autonomy
We are employee-owned, self-funded, self-directed, and aspire to create an open and supportive environment that promotes creative problem-solving and rewards challenging the status quo. We control our destiny.

Our Leadership Team

Eric Dachs, CEO
Eric Dachs is the Founder and CEO. Eric started his career in film post-production as a sound designer and editor at all three of the feature film post-production facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Skywalker Sound, the Saul Zaentz Film Center, and American Zoetrope. Eric’s film credits include The Sixth Sense, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Autumn in New York, Chocolat, and Panic Room.

While working as a sound designer at Lucasfilm on the Sony Pictures feature Panic Room, Eric became dissatisfied with the outdated methods of communicating between the different departments working on the film. Eric bought a book on the PHP programming language, taught himself programming, and wrote the initial prototype for what would eventually become PIX. He foresaw a world in which information needed to be shared easily and safely. With the goal of revolutionizing digital communication and security during film production, Eric founded PIX in 2003.

Eric’s unwavering vision and dedication led the way for innovation in the field. Today, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London, PIX is typically used on over 700 major feature films and television productions per year, from all major motion picture studios, production companies, and new media studios including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
Geir Thor Ramleth, President
Geir Ramleth is President and Director. A senior executive with an extensive background in strategic and general management, Geir has expanded PIX’s successful operations and financial infrastructure to support growth and expansion in entertainment technology.

Before joining PIX, Geir held leadership positions for a variety of companies in the technology and communications industry. Geir served as founder and CEO of Octoblu, an loT platform company, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Citrix, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., as well as Chairman and CEO of Digiplex S.A. based in Zurich, Switzerland, which owned and operated substantial communication and networking facilities throughout Europe.

Known as an early adopter and innovator, Geir holds four patents and was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame.
Anne-Marie Canter, CHRO
Anne-Marie Canter is Chief Human Resources Officer. She oversees all aspects of human resource management, policies, practices and operations. Anne-Marie is an HR veteran with more than 15 years of experience working in people management. Anne-Marie has worked in industries such as finance and technology, including having previously served as Vice President, Head of Employee Success at Salesforce, Human Resources Director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors, and Human Resources Business Partner at Bank of the West. In addition, Anne-Marie spent nearly three years as an independent consultant and leadership coach working with numerous technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Anne-Marie is a graduate of Carnius College, University of Cape Town. In her spare time, Anne-Marie enjoys taking care of her two dogs, spending time with friends, traveling and enjoying California.
Marc Dando, CDO
Marc Dando is Chief Design Officer. An Emmy award-winning executive with a passion for cinematography and industrial design, Marc has a background in design combined with a deep level of experience in production working with leading cinematographers and visual effects supervisors on groundbreaking projects including Academy Award winner Gravity with Emmanuel Lubezki ASC in 2013.

He has instigated the development of a number of innovative products and forged alliances with other technology innovators to support the revolution in digital production.

In his role, Marc oversees product development and under his leadership, CODEX became the recognized leader in digital camera recording, media and workflow technology for film and television production. He has been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers since 2015.
Adina Singer, Director, Finance and Administration
Adina Singer is Director of Finance and Administration. She previously worked at a startup for 4 years, handling accounting, HR, and sales operations, and before that at veterinary hospitals and a non-profit.

Adina is a Southern California native living in the Bay Area on the island of Alameda with her wife, and their toddler and dog. She loves the movies, swimming, conversations about the future of technology, and Star Trek.
Lisa Di Santo, Director, Account Management
Lisa Di Santo is Director of Account Management for the Atlantic Region, focusing on the U.S. East Coast, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Lisa graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and has always been interested in the filmmaking process. Her first introduction to the entertainment industry was at the Ohio Film Commission, where she was tasked with manually taping and mailing 4x6 location photos to recruit potential productions. Lisa found this highly inefficient, which fueled her interest in streamlining any creative process.

Lisa spent the next 15+ years working as a freelance Producer, Art Department and Production Coordinator, as well as 3 years in house for Centropolis Entertainment and Centropolis Interactive. She has worked on over two dozen commercials, as well as feature films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Godzilla and Men In Black. It was during this time that she began to develop a unique skill for operational efficiency, mostly in an effort to meet budget and schedule demands, but also within the broader sense of storytelling.

In 2009 Lisa joined PIX, and was first on the ground in Los Angeles, establishing the office in 2010, and in London, opening the office in 2013.
Kyle McGaitlin, Director, Account Management
Kyle McGatlin is Director of Account Management for the Pacific Region, overseeing the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

Kyle graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003 and began his career working as a counselor at a nearby juvenile facility. Not long after, he realized that his passion lay elsewhere, so Kyle packed up and moved to Los Angeles, with his focus set on a career in the entertainment industry.

Kyle dug in, taking whatever freelance work that came along, learning the ins and outs of the industry with each new job, until he landed his first feature film gig. It was during this film, that Kyle found the mentorship that helped propel his professional career forward and he began to quickly move up through the freelance production ranks.

By the time Kyle was recruited to join PIX in 2012, he had worked on several blockbuster films, such as The Bourne Legacy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Iron Man II.

Relying heavily on the skills and knowledge acquired throughout his production career, Kyle manages a team of industry experts who are responsible for all aspects of client satisfaction and engagement, and are involved at all levels of client support.

Kyle is originally from Colorado and is an avid Denver sports fan. He currently makes his home in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Lawrence Schalit, SVP, Commercial Operations
Larry Schalit is Senior Vice President. As one of the three original members when PIX was launched in 2003, Larry has played a variety of roles in helping to build the company into the industry standard it is today.

For over a decade, Larry oversaw business development at PIX, managing relationships with studios, television networks, and filmmakers. He was instrumental in negotiating long-term agreements with all the major film studios in Hollywood as well as numerous television networks and streaming services. Larry is currently focused on supporting the company’s M&A activities, including managing the due diligence and legal processes and collaborating on commercial integration projects. He also works on various contracts and data privacy policies.

Before PIX, Larry had over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He was a feature film and television sound editor, supervisor and mixer on projects ranging from indie features and documentaries to big budget studio films. Larry’s primary sound editing base was the legendary Skywalker Sound post production facility where he worked on over 20 films. Larry started his career in the entertainment industry as a recording engineer and mixer. He recorded a variety of independent and signed artists at studios in the Bay Area and Hollywood. In addition, he worked as a live sound engineer, mixing in venues of all sizes.

Larry grew up in South Africa and emigrated to the United States in 1986.
John Jahraus, VP, Engineering
John Jahraus is VP of Engineering for PIX. He is responsible for our engineering efforts that include Client Applications, Backend Services, Engineering Operations, QA and R&D. Aside from managing the Engineering organization, he is responsible for expanding our organization globally and our interface with external design/development partners.

Prior to coming to PIX, John had a 35 year career with Bechtel Group. The last 18 years of his tenure serving as Principal Vice President and CTO.

The X2X Promise

At X2X we look to provide a package that helps you and your family, and to ensure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Every office has its own set of benefits built around the needs of our employees. Here’s an overview of some of the things that we offer:

Family
X2X supports employees with their family by offering an excellent work life balance. We are a flexible company and give you the right balance to look after yourself in order for you to look after your family.

Wellbeing and Health
As X2X sees the importance and wellbeing of our employees as our priority, we offer support and guidance on specific diagnoses as part of our employee assistance programme. This includes advice for anxiety and depression, guidance and advice on coping skills, mindfulness and relaxation, equality and diversity and emotional health articles.

Fresh fruit and snacks are provided in all of our offices.

Our managers have an ‘open door’ policy; a problem shared is a problem halved!

Culture and Fun
We are very proud of the culture we’ve built at X2X. We’re a friendly and supportive bunch who love to welcome new faces to the business and will always be up for a little after-work mixer. As we pride ourselves on being a communicative and dynamic company, you never feel like you're too far away from the right answer and someone is always there to lend you a hand. As part of our culture, we love to celebrate our successes from Christmas parties to mid-week lunches to after work drinks; there is usually something going on and everyone is welcome!

Diversity
We are passionate about inclusion. We want all employees to feel encouraged to be themselves and believe that this inspires creativity and innovation. We are building an inclusive culture and have created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team to allow any member of the company to participate and have their voice heard. Moving forward, we are looking to partner with organizations with a focus on diversity and will be continuing to bring in keynote speakers for workshops with the whole company on diversity and inclusion. X2X is an equal opportunities employer with a focus on inclusivity and equality for all.

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