Veteran business and media executive, Sarah Chase, has been named COO and Executive Producer at Wild Bill—a creative content production company and commercial agency—jointly run by co-founders Samantha Hart and James Lipetzky. Chase spent the last four years of her career working under the close mentorship of renowned actor, Alan Alda.
Alda says, “Sarah has been COO of my company and executive producer of my podcast, ‘Clear+Vivid®,’ for the past four years, and I’ve seen her skill and ingenuity in full bloom. Wild Bill is lucky to have landed her. I think all of us who have worked with Sarah will boast one day that we were smart enough to choose her.”
Hart comments, “In a time when so few companies are hiring, we are confident that it’s a valuable investment to enlist Sarah Chase’s immense talents. We were drawn to her enormous breadth of experience in communication-focused businesses.
Her track record with Mr. Alda’s company is stellar—having helped develop and build it into a multi-million dollar entity. She’s also launched several media ventures, digital start-ups, cable networks, and podcasts. Sarah is an incredibly passionate and articulate woman, who immediately connected with the unique culture and spirit of Wild Bill.”
Chase joins Wild Bill from Alda Communication Training Company (ACT) where she spent the last four years as Chief Operating Officer. Along with Alan Alda, Chase helped develop and build ACT into a multi-million dollar company that was structured as a one-of-its-kind private-public partnership with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. All of ACT’s profits were contributed to the Alda Center to further enhance research and innovation in STEM communication.
Chase also served as executive producer and voice-over artist for Alda’s award-winning podcast, Clear+Vivid®. Chase helped Alda, and co-executive producer, Graham Chedd develop the podcast for Stitcher in 2018. Chase produced over 100 episodes for the podcast, which has since had over 11 million downloads.
Notable guests she worked with directly include Tom Hanks, Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Madeleine Albright, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Judge Judy, Isabella Rossellini, and Sarah Silverman.“It’s an honor to join this stellar, independent-minded team at Wild Bill,” Chase said. “From my first meeting with Samantha, I totally understood her vision and immediately related to the creative vibe.
Coupled with James’ directing talent, visual perspective, and story-telling passion, we will forge ahead, no matter what is happening in the world, to navigate Wild Bill into this newly emerging world of ultra-connected, authentic storytelling and purpose-driven content production.”
Reel 360 wishes Sarah the best of luck at Wild Bill.
SOURCE: Wild Bill