about us

Our creative team

Jordan & Jordan has produced television programs for Tribune Broadcasting, National Geographic Television and The Hallmark Channel.  A full service television production company, J & J has consistently sought to produce quality television programming that is socially significant in nature.

In 2003, Jordan & Jordan began devoting its production expertise, full-time, to the creation of biographies for special families — those with the desire and ability to commission a detailed chronicle of their lives.

Jordan & Jordan works within a tiny niche of affluent families across the country.  The success of our company has been built, largely, on our strict policy of absolute confidentiality.  We do not advertise and rely entirely on the high regard our patrons have for the life stories we produce. Appreciative clients have been eager to recommend our services to their friends and associates.

 

ROBERT H. JORDAN JR. Ph.D.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Robert H. Jordan, Jr Ph.D., is a retired, weekend anchor for WGN-TV’s News at Nine and an Emmy Award winner. Jordan’s journalism career has spanned over 48 years and has showcased his exceptional writing and verbal communication skills. Twenty-five years ago, Jordan opened his own video production company -Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc.- producing many independent projects, including biographies for affluent families across the country.

FRED B. MITCHELL

Executive Producer

Fred is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist who spent over 41 years with the Chicago Tribune. Our families often request a written biography to accompany the video version of the generational legacy. Fred’s remarkable writing skills and his experience authoring many books help us to produce anamazing package of historical instruments. Mitchell has written 12 books, including biographies with Chicago Bears Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Richard Dent, and Cubs Hall of Famers Billy Williams and Ryne Sandberg. He also wrote “Playing Through” with Earl Woods, the late father of PGA champion Tiger Woods.

M. Julie Gustafson

President/ Co-founder of heirlooms on video

Julie is President of ‘Heirlooms on Video’, an affiliate of Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc. Launched in March 2017, the company specializes in creating video documentaries for the art market, including private collectors, museums, institutions, galleries, artists, not-for-profits, and foundations. The videos capture not only vital history, but personal stories that enhance the provenance of collectibles such as fine art, rare books, automobiles, and wine. Julie spent 28 years in Banking/Wealth Management, most recently as a Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust, Bank of America. There, she guided the delivery of comprehensive financial services to wealthy families and collaborated on a Fine Art Services Initiative for collectors. She also assists development for ‘Video Family Biographies’. 

Rogelio Gazga

videographer/ video editor

Rogelio is a 20 plus year veteran in news coverage in Chicago, having worked as a field photographer for NBC/Telemundo since the early 90s, shooting, editing and running microwave and satellite trucks throughout the years. Ro (as his good friends call him) also started a production company called SPI tv Media in 1994 with long time friend James Demas. Together Jim and Ro have built the business up from event videography to its current offerings of broadcast and professional video production services for a variety of applications. (www.spi-tv.com)

Adam Gelman

Genealogist

Adam is a professional genealogist and family historian with over 10 years of research experience. An expert in researching families of European background, he has worked for clients with a wide variety of family backgrounds, including those of Latin American and African-American descent. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History from Brandeis University and holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. 
 

James H. Demas II

Videographer/ video editor

James H. Demas II has been in the video communications field for over 30 years. James was born and raised in Chicago. He has a BA degree in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College and graduated in 1987. James is a Director/Producer and Editor amongst many other duties. James started a production company, SPI-tv Media Group in 1994 (along with his business partner, Ro, listed here as well. I can call him Ro because he is a friend of mine). The business has been running strong for over 25 years. The work has spanned from local tv commercials to industrial and corporate videos to documentaries. www.spi-tv.com