About Echelon

The partners behind Echelon Marketing and Design.

Gary Phillip

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Phillip is a co-founder of Echelon Marketing and Design LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. As the Supervising Producer and Production Manager for EMD Agency he is responsible for taking ideas from concept to reality, video producing, editing, and overseeing the technology requirements for each clients project.

Gary’s main focus has been on creating high-concept short-form content, and his projects include music videos, comedy shorts, commercials, branded content, and viral concepts. Prior to co-founding Echelon, he served as a Producer and Production Supervisor for the World Series of Video Games (WSVG) and Giant Realm, and as a Technical Producer for Viacom. Gary has worked on projects involving the NFL, USAA, Sport Illustrated, NBC, WSVG, Guitar Hero, Best Buy, and Nike.

He is an award-winning Producer and also an accomplished Mechanical Engineer. Gary graduated of Fredonia State College in Fredonia, New York, where he majored in Film and Television Production. Gary is also an accomplished Mechanical Engineer and hope to one day get back into this expertise. He is an active volunteer in the community, where he teaches Brooklyn children about video production.

Woody Pognon

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

Co-founder of Echelon Marketing and Design LLC, Woody Pognon serves as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. He manages and oversees all of the Echelon’s client projects as well as the company’s ongoing operations, marketing, finances, and long-term growth strategy. Under Woody’s leadership, the company has focused its services and growth in digital media marketing. As a result of this strategy, Echelon has grown into a leading online digital marketing firm representing top clients in the advertising, publishing and entertainment industries.

Woody’s past experience includes managing events for major businesses such as AT&T and Scion; producing video projects for renowned entertainers including Chris Brown and Trey Songz; and producing the world tour documentary for the Fuzzband. Woody has attended New York University’s program in digital media marketing, and is active in several community organizations.

Matthew Charles

Writer, Director and Producer

Mattew is one of the talented directors represented by EMD Agency. Matthew brings his original perspective and creative insight to each client’s project from pre-production to post production.

Matthew joined the company in 2007, and has been putting his unique touch  onto each client’s project. Since his induction Matthew has taken the lead on treatments and scripts for  commercials, sketches, and shorts.  Matthew has directed music videos, EPK’s and spec commercials. A proficient shooter, Matthew has worked on several network series such as A&E’s PARKING WARS as well as MTV’s MADE. Matthew has also produced several reality series including one currently being optioned. A graduate of Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus where he studied film and television production, Matthew is a native New Yorker. Matthew currently resides in Los Angeles.  Matthew Charles is an extension of EMD Agency’s talent and abilities, ensuring that both coast have access to the best quality in marketing and production.

“Echelon’s team also includes accomplished professionals in digital video editing, storyboard and script development, casting, shooting, post-production and duplication, copywriting, digital strategy, and graphic design.

Echelon, New media. New solutions.