Who We Are
Vision & Mission
We wish to level the playing field by helping companies of all sizes build profitable businesses distributing video content over the internet.
As a product technology company, we provide a platform that enables media teams to operate best-of-breed systems while supporting the operations and business processes that leverage data to grow the business of video.
A dedicated and experienced team
Diane Strutner is the CEO of Datazoom, which she co-founded in January 2017.
A Silicon Valley native and accomplished international executive, Diane has demonstrated her leadership abilities and sales & business development acumen within the American and Spanish startup scenes. Before Datazoom, Diane was VP for Global Sales and Business Development at NicePeopleAtWork. Prior to that, she held sales and business development positions at several internet and software startups in Spain.
Michael Skariah is the CTO of Datazoom
Michael joined Datazoom in November 2017. He is an experienced technology leader and was the first employee at two previous start-ups. As a 15+ year veteran of Software Technology Management, with a focus on Software Architecture, Software Development, and Integration, his experience includes managing globally distributed Big Data teams to deliver multiple product offerings including Analytics and Personalization products in all phases of the development. He excels at structuring complex tasks across large teams to deliver solutions on time and on schedule. He was previously the Director of Engineering at Ooyala.
Antonio Gentile is the Director of Customer Operations at Datazoom
Tony joined Datazoom in January 2018 following an extensive career in print and digital media. Spanning his work experience, Tony has held technology management positions at several major publishers including McGraw-Hill, Condé Nast, and immediately prior to Datazoom, a 17-year tenure at The Walt Disney Company/ESPN.
At ESPN, Tony held roles such as IT Director for ESPN the Magazine, Senior Director within the Technology Innovation team, and most recently, Senior Director of Technical and Content Operations for ESPN’s premier streaming service, WatchESPN.
Laura Burkhart is the Director of Partnerships at Datazoom
Laura Burkhart joined the Datazoom team in October 2018 after a 20 years’ long career in the advertising technology scene. She spent 10 years at FreeWheel, where she managed FreeWheel¹s largest and most strategic customers (including names like ESPN, Microsoft, FOX, and CBSTD) and where she also helped launch FreeWheel’s Marketplace. Before FreeWheel, Laura held senior roles at Jumpstart Automotive Media, DoubleClick, and KPMG LLP.
Laura is a native Northern Californian, drives an F150, and resides in Woodside, CA. Outside of work, she serves as Secretary of Woodside’s Livestock & Equestrian Heritage Committee (LEHC) and volunteers with the Woodside Area Horse Owners Association (WHOA.) On weekends you will find her riding her horse, Ben, and spending time with her French Bulldog, Francois.
Robert Carlson is the Director of Product at Datazoom
Bob became a Datazoomer in Spring of 2018 after heading up Product for the GoPro and MobiTV software platforms. His experience leading the development of video streaming applications and big data platforms proves him to be an invaluable resource for providing expertise for Datazoom’s vision of Adaptive Video Logistics.
Bob enjoys spending time with his family on or near the water — at the beach, on a boat or in the pool. Bob is a passionate home cook & baking aficionado and has his hands full training two new puppies – Smokey & the Bandit.
Vishnu A R is Datazoom’s QA Lead
Vishnu comes to Datazoom with over than 13 years of experience in the software industry. Experienced in validating complex applications in various domains such as healthcare, e-commerce, etc. He is responsible for ensuring the high-quality service of Datazoom applications. He occasionally shares his learning and thoughts via the blog testodev.com. His area of interests are automation and performance benchmarking.
James Noeker is Datazoom’s Marketing Associate
James joined Datazoom in April 2018 after obtaining his MBA from Manhattan College. He got his start in the world of data and video as a Marketing Intern, and later Copywriter, for NicePeopleAtWork.
James is an adopted New Yorker and native of Long Island. Inspired by the late Anthony Bourdain, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and taking self-guided walking tours of the city that never sleeps. He spends a lot of time imagining what Seinfeld would be like if it were still on TV today.
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