Our Team

Our people make us successful. We have a team of talented individuals led by experienced management.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

We believe in empowering our employees rather than creating bureaucracy. We maintain a small executive team that provides effective management of the company’s strategy, vision, administration, and operations.

ROBERT (BOB) SANTMYER, CSM, ITILv3, President & CEO

Robert Santmyer

Bob has more than 25 years of hands-on executive-level experience in delivering high-quality IT services and solutions to federal, state and local, and commercial customers.  Bob’s experience includes growing revenue for both small and large businesses while leading efforts to deliver new technologies, such as one of the first-ever heterogeneous Enterprise Systems Management platforms; and developing new markets, such as establishing many of our nation’s initial Counter-terrorism Fusion Centers, integrating data and technology for holistic information sharing at regionally-based centers, following the attacks on 9/11.

Since 2011, Bob has led the growth of Penobscot Bay Media LLC (PenBay Media), growing from $1M in annual revenue in 2011 to over $13M in annual revenue in 2019.

Bob is a VA-verified service-disabled US Air Force veteran.  He is actively engaged in the veteran business owner’s community, regularly participating in events supporting the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC).  Bob is co-chair of the marketing committee for an industry group formed under NVSBC to promote the federal government’s use of the GSA VETS 2 GWAC contract, which will be place until 2028 and has a ceiling of $5B.  In this capacity, Bob promotes all 70 companies, including PenBay Media, to federal civilian agencies and the DoD.

Bob has always been active in his community.  Currently, he is a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister, providing in-home worship and communion services to members of his community unable to attend church services due to illness.  Bob is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and provides on-call on-water assistance to boaters in distress on the lake where he resides.

P. DAVID BEREZ, Director of Marketing

David Berez, Director of MarketingDavid Berez is a Producer/Director/Editor of more than three hundred video, film and multimedia projects for broadcast, corporate and non-profit clients. He is the senior producer and a Principal in Penobscot Bay Media.

Although well regarded as a video jack-of-all-trades, David’s focus is on editorial and corporate messaging – how best to determine and deliver the clients message to their audience regardless of the medium.

David has written, directed and edited promotional and image films for corporate clients including Pfizer Corp., LL Bean, Fidelity Investments, News Corporation, HarperCollins, Fortis Insurance and the New York Stock Exchange.  He directed “Moving Stories/Moving Pictures”, a sprawling multimedia history of orthopaedic surgery which won a coveted CLIO.  David directed and edited Wounded in Action, a nationally broadcast PBS documentary about battlefield surgeons in World War II that is part of the permanent collection at the D-Day museum in New Orleans.  David has produced and filmed from the underwater canyons of Bloody Bay Wall in the Little Cayman Islands to a combat support hospital in Balad, Iraq.  His work has appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and in numerous board rooms across the country.  As principal editor, David has edited hundreds of programs for his own clients, as well as other independent producers.

Recently, David finished editing and grading “Out of This World” a re-cut of the 1959 film about Lowell Thomas and his epic journey to Tibet before the Chinese occupation in 1950.  His current film, “Alan Magee: Art is Not a Solace” debuts in September 2019 at the Camden International Film Festival.

David resides in Camden, Maine with his wife, three daughters and son, when he isn’t out paddling, hiking or fly fishing in places afar.

JASON KORN, Director of Finance, Accounting, and & Compliance

Jason has over 15 years of professional and industry experience in the areas of management, systems consulting, technical accounting, system optimization and accounting operations.  Experience with all facets of accounting operations, financial and business information systems assessment, and system integration and optimization.  Expertise includes back office diagnostic analysis, accounting system remediation, compliance advisory and system rollout, audit support, software selection, system design and implementation, and system and process optimization.  Extensive experience with Unanet, government contracting compliance challenges, and complex project and indirect rate structures.

Jason advises PenBay Media’s executive management team to achieve company goals and maximize shareholder value.  He is a proven leader with polished cross-functional skills guiding, organizing, monitoring and executing financial performance, analytics, business performance, reporting, forecasts and strategy.  He has demonstrated success growing, restructuring, and heading financial operations in dynamic economies and merger and acquisition (M&A) environments.

Jason attended the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, receiving a BBA in Accounting & Finance.

Jason is on the Board of Directors of his local church, St. Catherine’s of Sienna, as well as the Board of Directors of the Great Falls Lacrosse Association.

LISA SHOREY, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources

Lisa is a Human Resources professional with an extensive, 20+ year background that has spanned several industries, from IT, healthcare, and municipal government, to higher education and manufacturing.  She is an HR generalist, with strengths in employee relations, labor relations, performance management, conflict resolution, employee engagement, workforce development, and strategic planning.

Lisa has a Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting Major, with Highest Distinction) from the University of Maine at Augusta.

She has achieved designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute; a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management; is certified as a Facilitator from DDI Learning Systems; and is a trained Mediator.

Lisa has served as a volunteer board member for the United Way of Kennebec Valley and the Kennebec Valley Human Resource Association, and is a current board member of the Lake Moxie Camp Owners Association.  Lisa is actively involved as a volunteer in community theatre.