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Meet the Team
A Group of Visionaries
Diane Strutner is the Chief Executive Officer 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.
Josh Evans is the Chief Technical Officer at Datazoom
Josh Evans is a 17-year Netflix veteran (30 years in tech). Over a ten-year period Josh built and led e-commerce engineering at Netflix from DVD by mail through the inception of video streaming. Over the next four years Josh lead Playback Services through four engineering-wide technology shifts – from data center to cloud, from US-based to multi-country, from a handful of supported devices to thousands, from third-party CDNs to OpenConnect. In the following three years Josh led Operations Engineering, a centralized engineering organization supporting developer productivity, real-time analytics, and service reliability, performance, & efficiency. Josh’s core strengths include team building, distributed architecture, cloud, tech ops, project management, strategic planning, and organizational scaling. Josh joined Datazoom to leverage his Netflix video streaming experience to the benefit of the broader streaming industry.
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.
Sid Anand is the Chief Architect at Datazoom.
Sid’s expertise is in end-to-end data-at-scale. Prior to joining Datazoom, he served as PayPal’s Chief Data Engineer, focusing on ways to realize the value of data. Prior to PayPal, Sid held several technical and leadership roles including Agari’s Data Architect, a Technical Lead in Search at LinkedIn, Netflix’s Cloud Data Architect, Etsy’s VP of Engineering, and several technical roles at eBay. Sid earned his BS and MS degrees in CS from Cornell University, where he focused on Distributed Systems. Outside of work, Sid is a maintainer/committer on Apache Airflow and co-chairs QCon, a family of popular practitioner-driven technical conferences, and Data Council, a global Data & AI conference. Sid also serves as a technical advisor & board member for various venture-funded companies. In his personal time, Sid enjoys spending time with family and exploring the outdoors.
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.
Lauren Johnson joined the Datazoom team as VP of Sales in 2021.
She has spent the past decade in the video streaming industry, holding sales leadership positions at Brightcove, Xstream and most recently MobiTV. Her focus is on building strategic sales organizations, introducing innovative products into the market and creating meaningful customer relationships. In her spare time Lauren enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family.