David Jones | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Business Unit Head

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As the company’s Chief Executive Officer / Business Unit Head and the staff member with the longest tenure, David has been instrumental in defining Crispin’s culture of innovative problem-solving.

A native of North Carolina, David joined the company in June 1999 after leaving DirectTV where he worked both as a Broadcast Supervisor and Broadcast Operations Assistant Manager.

“By comparison, Crispin is a much smaller organization than some of my previous employers. But, that’s what I love about it. We’re not bound by large corporate policies or restrictions, so we’re free to invent new solutions that can keep pace with our rapidly-changing industry.”

Over the past year, David has focused much of his time on the design and implementation of the new LoadingDock / MCDC system from Crispin Corporation. Focusing on shared content capture, prep and distribution has been a major focus for Crispin, and the new LoadingDock platform is designed to increase workflow flexibility while simplifying user functions for the day-to-day content tasks.

“This project has been fun because we’ve helped design the system from the ground up, ” David said. “It’s been satisfying to watch the Scripps project unfold according to the staged implementation plan that we mapped out in the beginning.  We’re in the final phase now and only have two stations left to join the hub.” The new Scripps hub, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, now controls 11 television stations nationwide.

When not at work, David enjoys playing golf and spending time with this three daughters and grandkids. He and his wife also like to spend their weekends exploring campgrounds all over North and South Carolina. “For years, my wife and I were tent campers. But as we got older, we discovered that we wanted just a few more creature comforts than our tent had to offer, so we got a camper. We still love a good campfire, but when we put the fire out, we get to step up into our RV, instead of crawl inside a tent.”