Chief Technology Officer
As Sportvision's CTO, Steven brings a strong background in Media, IT and Broadcast Technologies. Recently, Steven was COO/CTO at a live video broadcast over IP company, TadaTv. Its first Alpha product delivers High Definition Broadcast TV to mobile, pc and connected TVs. The 80+ channel system is in final development for a full commercial launch later this summer.
Steven was consulting CTO at Participant Media (Lincoln, The Help, Waiting for Superman, PIVOT TV, etc.) originally managing software and web development for www.takepart.com. Then taking on responsibility for Enterprise Network Systems and Studio buildout and operations.
Steven was CTO at Sparkplaymedia. A free to play, massive multiplayer online role playing game development company. In his role he was responsible for a multitude of engineering and business tasks that go into releasing an MMO game with the size and breath of their first release EarthEternal.
Before Sparkplay media Steven was the CTO at Current TV, Al Gore’s peer to peer news and information source, broadcasting to over 62 million homes in the US, UK, Ireland and Italy. He was responsible for all broadcast, network, internet, and production technologies and lead a 70+ person group as they forged new ideas about how media is created and shared.
Previously, Steven was the founding CTO of Razz.com a venture backed mobile and network entertainment company. The company’s “Razz” was the first application to allow in call mobile audio entertainment. In 2007, Razz.com released the fast growing Movie Messages and Talking Photos social networking applications.
From 2000 through 2004, Steven worked in various positions at TimeWarner including: VP of Technology, CTO AOL Music - Spinner and Nullsoft, VP and COO of AOL by Phone, and VP of Advance Services.
Steven held several positions with GTE (now Verizon) from 1990 through 2000 including: VP of Technology - Studio Operations and Interactive Tv, Director of Private Networks, and Director of Strategic Alliances.
Steven is proud to be the newest member of Sportvision's talented Staff and when not working can be found riding his bicycle around the wonderful roadways of Northern California or spending time with his family and friends.