The Team

Business is about trust, and trust is gained through experience.
Everyone on the Bandit team has the experience, know-how and a proven track record, and we can bring your ideas to light.
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Tim Sullivan
Co-Founder

Mr. Sullivan is co-founder and partner in Bandit Productions. He also currently serves as Chairman of BitFire Networks, Inc., a production and transmission company for television based in Phoenix, AZ. From August 2014 to March 2020, he served as President & CEO of the REV Group, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles; commercial, transit and school buses; specialty trucks; mobility vans; construction sweepers and recreational vehicles. From July 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Sullivan was Chairman and CEO of Gardner Denver, Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of oil & gas, industrial and medical pumps, and compressors.

From 2000 to 2011 Mr. Sullivan was President and CEO of Bucyrus International, a manufacturer of mining machinery located in Oak Creek, WI. Mr. Sullivan retired from Bucyrus in July 2011 after completing the sale of the company to Caterpillar, Inc. for $8.8 billion and growing shareholder value more than 1,800% between 2004 and 2010.

Mr. Sullivan was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 2021 and received the P.E. MacAllister distinguished alumnus award from Carroll University in 2021. In 2012 Mr. Sullivan served as a special consultant to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. He chaired the Wisconsin Governor’ s Council on Workforce Investment, and the Wisconsin Governor’s College and Workforce Readiness Council. In 2012 he also served as an advisor to CCMP, a private equity firm in New York.

Mr. Sullivan currently chairs the board of the Bucyrus Foundation that funds nonprofit organizations, including the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care in Milwaukee. He is a past Chairman and Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee, Gardner Denver, Inc., Generac Inc., the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee. He is a past Director of Aurora Health Care, Bucyrus International, Inc., Carroll University, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., Crosby, Inc., GenAlpha, Inc., Greater Milwaukee Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milacron, Inc., Milwaukee School of Engineering, National Mining Association, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, REV Group, Inc., Southeast Wisconsin Business Health Coalition, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Business Advisory Council.

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Bob Sullivan
Co-Founder / CEO

Bob Sullivan brings to Bandit a career that spans more than four decades in television. From production and programming, to senior management and consulting, Sullivan has made an extraordinary impact on all aspects of the broadcast business. As a recognized industry leader, Sullivan’s roles have included SVP of Programming for TEGNA Media overseeing new program development, market research, strategic planning, syndication acquisitions and business development.

While at TEGNA, he created and successfully launched four nationally syndicated programs including Daily Blast Live and the talk show TD Jakes. He held a similar position as VP Programming for Scripps Television where he created and successfully launched three nationally syndicated shows including Right This Minute and The List.

Most recently, Sullivan oversaw the transformation of three new business lines as General Manager for Sneaky Big, a full-production film studio and live production hub for CBS Sports, Turner Sports, The NFL Network, and Bleacher Report for The Alliance of American Football, among others. In addition, he helped create and sell options on three original programs to Discovery, Netflix and NBC’s Peacock Network.

He has held senior broadcast management positions including VP of Television, Gannett Broadcasting; President and General Manager, W*USA-TV in Washington D.C.; and Station Manager, KPNX-TV in Phoenix.

Sullivan owned his own marketing firm, Sullivan and Associates, and served as President of The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XLII played in February 2008 in Glendale, Arizona.

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Lisa Knapp
Head of Development

Lisa joined Bandit boasting a very diverse career in the entertainment industry.  Having worked in advertising, the music industry, as show runner and a development executive, she has honed her skills in every aspect of developing, producing, selling and marketing television.

Lisa was executive producer and show runner for a wide range of critically acclaimed shows, including The Bachelorette, Momma’s Boys, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, Knievel’s Wild Ride and Your Chance To Dance.

In 2008 she became head of development for 44 Blue Productions, overseeing projects for Vh1, Bravo, Spike, Own, Style and Trutv.  She then launched and ran Wendy Williams’ Productions, a production company dedicated to developing and producing reality programming consistent with Wendy’s phenomenally popular brand.   The company went on to develop and produce Wendy Williams: How You Doin’ Broadway?, Celebrities Undercover and Death By Gossip..  Lisa joined Anvil 1893 as EVP of Programming & Business Development, rebranding the company and strategically developing content that led to development deals at History, A&E and WETV, and she oversaw development of Kids Say The Darndest Things with CBS Studios.  

Most recently, Lisa started her own company, Made To Order Media, Inc., a boutique outsource development company that helps production companies bridge the development gap and bring exceptional content to the marketplace.

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