OUR TEAM

LIAM MCNIFF

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

Liam is an Emmy Award-winning producer, creative post-production expert, and graduate of Wesleyan University. He has over 15 years of experience as a motion picture editor, much of which has been spent cutting unscripted network television. He won a Daytime Emmy for his feature film producing and editing debut, "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine”, and made his television producing debut with "Happy Jail", a Netflix Original Documentary Series. A long-time resident of LA, he is originally from Massachusetts.

LINDA KARN

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

A successful entrepreneur and a seasoned mentor, Linda spent the bulk of her career in the financial services industry. After selling her equity compliance firm to a Fortune 500 company in 2006 she left the financial services field to pursue ventures that touch her heart; her debut producing credit was the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine". She followed this with "Happy Jail", a Netflix Original Documentary Series. Linda is also an Executive Producer on the documentary "Mossville: When Great Trees Fall", which can currently be seen on PBS. She lives in Evanston, IL and has two children, Rachel and Eric.

ARLEEN MCGLADE

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Arleen is a visionary producer and mentor who has played a vital role in cultivating the careers of a variety of filmmakers. Her producing credits include the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine," "One Big Home,” and Damien Chazelle’s debut feature "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.” She is also an Executive Producer of "Dear Walmart". A frequent traveller and New Jersey native, Arleen can sometimes be found at her Chilmark home on Martha’s Vineyard or in the front row of a Pearl Jam show.

RACHEL KARN 

Operations Project Manager

Rachel is an expert administrator, design producer, and social media strategist who manages all of Heartmob’s digital and marketing operations. She is an alumna of the University of Illinois (UIUC) and has worked on a variety of content marketing campaigns for organizations such as Greenheart International and Smart Love Preschool. Rachel lives in the Chicagoland area, loves to travel, and keeps up with her childhood passion of circus arts.

Rudy Rios

Brand Manager

Rudy is a design creative director and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He has over 15 years of experience in the fields of design and advertising, leading brand development for multiple global clients. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Lürzer’s Archive, Graphic Design USA and has been recognized by London International Awards and the Effie Awards. Originally from Texas, he is now a long-time Chicago resident. 

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