About Us

Founder JC Stites conceived of Autodemo during a game of hacky sack in a Microsoft parking lot in 1997. He combined his interest and experience in technology and marketing to create a unique solution for software companies. Autodemo pioneered the software demo industry beginning in 1998, assembling a growing roster of clients – from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Autodemo clients included American Airlines, Intuit, Marketo, Optum, Red Hat and SAP.

Today, JC leads a remarkable team of specialists who are as creative as they are strategic in helping clients achieve results.

Meet the Team

JC StitesCEO & Executive Producer

JC founded Autodemo in his garage in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. Previously, JC worked in the publishing and technology industries in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. Autodemo is the culmination of his passion for software, marketing and video production.

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Bernie KeeneAccount Manager

Bernie has been with Autodemo for 12 years making it easy for Marketing Directors and Product Managers to add videos to their marketing mix. He helps customers leverage autodemos across multiple channels to maximize exposure to their products. He enjoys following up with customers to hear success stories.

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Peggy StengelAccount Manager

Peggy’s sales and marketing background includes more than 15 years experience developing and nurturing long lasting relationships with Fortune 500 organizations as well as niche software companies. Every day she provides recommendations about solutions that will help deliver results. Peggy’s goal is to deliver outstanding service to her clients.

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Gayle SmithProducer

Relocated to Louisville, KY from Los Angeles, CA in 2003. Gayle has an extensive understanding of video development and the expertise to craft the perfect solution for your website, email campaigns, trade shows, social networks, and mobile devices.

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Tim WilliamsProducer

A Chicago transplant, Tim brings 15 years of experience with creating custom multimedia solutions for clients ranging from the largest corporations to the smallest nonprofits. As a former Process Consultant and Instructional Designer, he offers creative and strategic insights for designing compelling videos.

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Kyle HopkinsArt Director/Motion Designer

Kyle has been passionate about telling stories and creating art for as long as he can remember. He has over a decade of experience creating animations and illustrations for a variety of companies and brands. Utilizing the right tools for the job: whether it’s traditionally hand-drawn animation, 2D or 3D animations combined with professional sound design - Kyle is committed to finding creative and innovative ways to tell a client’s story.

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Travis TaylorArt Director/Motion Designer

A multimedia designer by trade and an artist by design, Travis works in motion graphics, animation, 3D, video and everything in between in order to yield just the right creation. His goal is always the same: to create exactly what the client needs, and to do it with the aesthetic precision of a Hollywood magician.

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Dedra CarricatoBusiness Manager

Dedra has been Business Manager of Autodemo for 9+ years and wears many hats. They include accounts receivable and payable, HR, insurance, some marketing, and pretty much whatever it takes to make the office run smoothly.

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Kevin PatrickDemo Developer

Resident Autodemoian, Kevin, has been developing and improving the demo industry since 2000. His extensive knowledge of multimedia and creative approaches of implementation have helped propel standards and practices across the spectrum.

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