About Us

Founder JC Stites conceived of Autodemo (short for “automated demonstration”) during a game of hacky sack in a Microsoft parking lot in 1997. The company combines his interest and experience in technology and marketing to create a unique video solution. Autodemo pioneered the software demo industry in 1998, assembling a growing roster of clients – from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Autodemo clients include Red Hat, Sabre, Palo Alto Networks, Hitachi Vantara, ExtraHop, and IQVIA.

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

Developing Product Video Solutions for Over 24 Years

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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Peggy StengelAccount Manager

Peggy has spent 16 years at Autodemo developing and nurturing long lasting relationships with companies of all sizes and in all industries. Listening to clients' needs, 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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Bernie KeeneAccount Manager

Bernie has been with Autodemo for 21 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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Gayle SmithDirector of Production & Senior Producer

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

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Hannah RaulstonProducer

Hannah brings 10 years of experience as a writer, voiceover artist, director/producer, videographer, and editor to Autodemo. Passionate about the impact of video, her top priority is to make content that best executes brand strategy all while staying on time and within budget.

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Dani RabinowitzProducer

Dani brings rich experience as a director, producer and production manager for commercials and e-commerce video, serving clients of all sizes. With a diverse skill set in all stages of media production, he crafts video that exceeds expectations and delivers results.

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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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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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Philip VetterArt Director/Motion Designer

Philip has had a fascination with animation and design since a very young age. Working on a variety of projects from character animation to kinetic type treatments, Philip enjoys the challenge and uniqueness each project brings. Philip's love of storytelling and desire to help others is his every day motivation.

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Ryan DawsonArt Director/Motion Designer

Ryan has been working with animation and motion graphics for over a decade. Well - his whole life if you count the endless doodles on his first grade homework. With a background in video production and visual storytelling, he makes creations come to life and strives to make each more creative and vibrant than the last.

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Dedra CarricatoBusiness Manager

Dedra has been Business Manager of Autodemo for 15 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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