Founder & CEO

Thomas J Zerega

Tom Zerega is the Founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D, an innovative glasses-free 3D tech Company based in New York City. Magnetic 3D helps companies achieve unparalleled engagement and depth perception with their enterprise platform for glasses-free 3D and XR applications.

Tom’s roots are in broadcast where he worked for nearly 20 years as an actor with major networks such as CBS, NBC and ABC/Disney under the stage name Tommy Michaels. He spent nearly a decade playing the role of “Tim Dillon” on All My Children where he was nominated for an Emmy Award. As a child actor he played the role of Gavroche on Broadway, appeared in many TV commercials, made-for-TV movies and primetime shows including “Third Watch”, and “Law and Order”. Tom graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for Film & Television and launched Magnetic Media as a Digital Signage business in 2004 winning both the Mall of America and Pyramid Management Group 17 properties for their initial deployments.

Seeking creative solutions that provided clients with even greater engagement and utility, Magnetic Media successfully exited the 2D digital signage space and launched as the 3D Pro AV and Digital Signage brand “Magnetic 3D” in late 2006.

Mr. Zerega’s vision for the products stems from a fascination with Hollywood’s ability to make the impossible feel real through state-of-the-art visual effects. Aiming make this type of movie magic a reality and bring it to consumers at home, Tom and the team at Magnetic 3D began shaping a “holographic” 3D display product line to mimic the effects depicted in science fictions films and cult classics such as Avatar, or Back-to-the-Future. Magnetic 3D’s products were launched as an HD solution and have recently been upgraded to 4K.

Tom spear-headed R&D efforts and worked on the display optics for the product line. He has overseen quality control, licensing, display and content production, software development, vendor relations, and is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and fund raising for the Company.

Though an entrepreneur, angel investor, media personality, and inventor, Tom is currently most recognized in the public spotlight today as expert on holographic and glasses-free 3D technology. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Denise of ten years, and loves spending time with his 3 year old daughter Carliana.

Chief Operating Officer

John Bracciante

Mr Bracciante is primarily responsible for the development of the company’s worldwide distributor, reseller, affiliate, and outside sales partner relationships. He plays a key role in their education and training to ensure that all customers are well versed in glasses-free 3D technology, providing support relating to all facets of hardware, software, content, and network solutions.

Mr. Bracciante also engages in business development with vendor partners, OEM’s, and suppliers, while overseeing critical aspects of the company’s supply chain and logistics services.

John has a diverse management and sales background, spending the majority of his career in the hospitality industry where he focused on resort management – including restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife. Prior to joining Magnetic 3D, Mr Bracciante served 5 years as a General Manager with the Gerber Group, overseeing their venues within Starwood Hotel’s renowned W New York–Times Square.

John is a graduate of Cornell University where he received a degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As a member of the Class of 1992, John played lacrosse at Cornell and was an active member of the Beta Theta chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Chief Content Officer

Andrew Gellis

Formerly Head of Film at the IMAX Corporation, Andy pioneered the development of dramatic, narrative filmmaking in the 1570 IMAX format in both 2D and 3D earning worldwide recognition for his accomplishments in the Giant Screen industry. He wrote, produced or Executive produced numerous IMAX films including T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, Spacestation 3D, China: The Panda Adventure, The IMAX Nutcracker, and The Hidden Dimension, and the documentaries Galapagos, and Mission to Mir. He managed the Company’s relationships with NatGeo, Discovery, The Smithsonian, Mandalay Pictures, Lockheed-Martin, NASA, NSF, and the 120 worldwide museums, aquariums, and zoos housing IMAX theaters.

Working for Sony Pictures and New Technologies he helped steer the company into IMAX filmmaking and wrote and produced the highly acclaimed IMAX destination film Across the Sea of Time: NY3D for the flagship IMAX theater at Lincoln Square.

It was in his role as production SVP at Cinema Group that Andy got his first taste of IMAX. He supervised production of the 1570 IMAX documentary film Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic and then co-wrote and produced the destination film, Hidden Hawaii for the Honolulu IMAX Theater.

Gellis was the Inaugural Chairman of the non-profit Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and former President of the Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA) before merging it to form the GSCA. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and serves on the Executive Board of the Shorts and Animation Branch.

As head of Cinevest/Andrew Gellis Productions, he has written and developed film projects in all formats for a wide variety of studios and production entities. He has regularly provided consultation services to industry professionals and Wall Street financial firms regarding many aspects of the film industry. He was an Executive Producer of Grandview, USA, a CBS Theatrical Production/Warner Bros release, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, and C. Thomas Howell. In addition, he was a production executive at CBS Films, Inc., and a studio-based producer at 20th Century Fox.

A graduate of Harvard, Andy began his career in the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City before becoming a talent agent. He represented actors, writers, and directors for film, television, and stage and was responsible for discovering and nurturing such Broadway shows as The 1940’s Radio Hour, and the Tony Award winning shows Agnes of God and Torch Song Trilogy.

Chief Revenue Officer

John Cunningham

John is the CEO of consulting company Spatial Synergy, COO of the global VR/AR Association and volunteers as the Director of Special Programs at the Space Force Association.

Throughout his 30-year career in high-tech, John has helped companies create new lines of revenue and grow existing revenues through new product development and global market expansion. He has built high performing direct and indirect sales organizations for leading technology companies such as Unity Technologies, Aruba Networks, Motorola, HP, & Verizon.

As a pioneer in the XR and AI industry, John has helped organizations such as the US Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Siemens Energy, and the City of Orlando implement XR and AI into their operations. In 2019 he established the Central Florida Chapter of the VR/AR Association to foster the creation of the Modeling and Simulation ecosystem which has grown to the largest and most active globally and now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the VRARA helping to lead the industry association’s presence around the world.

In 2020, John was hired by Unity Technologies to develop Unity's public sector strategic plan and build their Government and Aerospace business and brand. He led the business to win many large direct programs to develop transformational XR, AI and digital twin solutions as well as building a large ecosystem of integrators, independent software developers and device manufacturers. Nearly 90% of all XR solutions across the public sector are made with Unity.

John is also helping the rapidly growing space industry to take advantage of new technologies such as XR and AI and serves as a Director at the Space Force Association where he co-founded and helps to lead the SFA Creator League which is a technology skills development program to help develop the United States Space Force’s digital capabilities.

John has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for 23 years. He has been married for 32 years and has two sons, both serving proudly in the US Air Force. He also served in the US Army as a Communications and Special Operations Officer.

Location Based Entertainment & Immersive Experiences

Devon Padgett

Devon began his production career at the University of Denver during the construction of the Daniel Ritchie Center, a 400,000 square foot $85 Million multi-venue sports complex which hosts the 9 time NCAA Champion University of Denver Pioneer Men’s Hockey along with concerts and other community events. As an undergrad, Mr. Padgett led the In Game Entertainment department, overseeing the entire game production for all indoor Division I sports including the band, cheerleading, public address announcements, music and fan interaction, mascots and pre-game ceremonies. After graduating, he operated the Coors Field electronic scoreboard where he was responsible for all the sports marketing messaging and animations to excite the nearly 50,000 fans that attended Rockies games nightly shortly after Coors Field debuted in 1995. In this role he was an integral part of the MLB and NHL All star games in Denver.

Mr. Padgett left the sports production business to pursue his love of electronic music where he managed and promoted multiple successful nightspots in Denver while working during the day as an executive headhunter for Hall Kinion, Bradsby Group and Innovar Group where he was a top performer honored with the Royal Award for recruiting excellence.

After a successful energy and entertainment consulting career in Denver, Devon moved to Las Vegas in 2015 where he teamed up with and helped to re-activate the dormant 14m dome in Downtown Container Park while helping to sell and produce brand activations for SKTCH EVENTS, AWG Events, NADA, SONY, Transfix Art, Canvas Events, Imprint Events, Ciroq Vodka, Non Fungible Labs and Grafico Las Vegas. He has been involved since opening night of Wisdome. LA in 2018 as a host, experience creator, DJ, event booking and corporate sales consultant while helping to explore new markets and partnerships for the company. Most recently he directed and co-produced multiple 360 projection mapping immersive shows for the grand opening of AREA15 LAS VEGAS as part of Gallerie360 in 2021. He is currently the Las Vegas Sales Director for Magnetic 3D, a worldwide leader in glasses free 3D display technology which was recently installed at the new Hard Rock Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and featured at the Fluf.World Immersive Activation at SXSW 2022.

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Magnetic 3D

450 Lexington Ave 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(877) 225 8950

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