Nuestro equipo

Una plataforma de distribución digital líder que combina una estrategia centrada en la marca con tecnología de punta

Lanza de forma rápida y eficaz el contenido de tu marca en cualquier dispositivo inteligente
Como líder en el cultivo y adaptación de las tecnologías de vanguardia más recientes, OTTera ofrece una de las suites más completas de tecnología y servicios que está diseñada a medida para una amplia variedad de marcas y propietarios de contenido.

Más allá de nuestros agresivos desarrollos tecnológicos, otro ingrediente de nuestra fórmula secreta es, sin duda, nuestro equipo. Al mantener un equipo estelar de ingenieros altamente calificados, estrategas comerciales experimentados, administradores de contenido de alto desempeño y especialistas en monetización, nuestros socios clientes pueden estar seguros de que su marca recibirá un soporte de 5 estrellas en cada etapa del proceso.

En OTTera, mantenemos nuestro objetivo de proporcionar a las marcas la solución más ágil y completa para satisfacer todas sus necesidades de distribución de contenido digital.

Bienvenido a la era de OTT.

QUICKLY & EFFECTIVELY LAUNCH YOUR BRAND'S CONTENT ON ANY SMART DEVICE

As a leader in cultivating and adapting the newest cutting edge technologies, OTTera provides one of the most comprehensive suites of technology and services that are custom-designed for a wide variety of brands and content owners.

Beyond our aggressive technological developments, another ingredient in our secret formula is undoubtedly our team. By maintaining an all-star team of highly skilled engineers, experienced business strategists, top-performing content managers, and monetization specialists, our client partners can rest assured that their brand will be receiving 5-star support through each stage of the process.

At OTTera, we stand by our goal to provide brands with the most streamline, all-encompassing solution to meet all of their digital content distribution needs.

 

WELCOME TO THE ERA OF OTT.

Stephen Hodge – CEO

Stephen Hodge – CEO

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Stephen is a proven leader with a track record of success in: mobile application technology development, content acquisition and creation, and white label platform streaming technology.

With his technology background as a foundation, Stephen spearheaded the children’s content platform Toon Goggles from its 2011 launch as a beta website, to today’s global distribution across every major consumer electronic device. Stephen leads his team in the overall strategies for content licensing, business development, monetization, and ensuring Toon Goggles and OTTera stay ahead of their competition.

James Cahall – CIO

James Cahall – CIO

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Chief Innovation Officer James Cahall is a results-driven, entrepreneurial engineer with 10 years of executive-level experience and 15 years of professional engineering. He consistently delivers successful bleeding-edge products to support business goals. As CIO of OTTera, he is an architect of innovative tech initiatives that add to and accelerate business revenue streams.

James has guided the OTTera team to power 24+ OTT services with 50 million users worldwide and double revenue every year since inception. James graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2005 with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering and worked for Lockheed Martin Skunkworks for 6 years prior to launching Digital Media Interactive, Toon Goggles, and OTTera.

Steve Rifkin – COO

Steve Rifkin – COO

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Steve graduated from Northwestern University and accumulated a vast knowledge of Data and Application Architectures with 15 years of experience working as a technical consultant for large and small media companies focused on the monetization of content.

Steve wears multiple hats for OTTera working as an engineer on the development side of OTTera’s infrastructure and assisting in the overall business development and strategies for OTTera growth.

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Brendan Alexander – VP of Client Success

Brendan Alexander – VP of Client Success

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Brendan earned his degree in Film & Digital Media Production and History at UC Santa Cruz giving him insight into the global future of digital media.

Brendan has worked in Hollywood producing TV series, feature films, animated series, commercials, and news telecasts. He gained valuable knowledge and experience when he was the protégé for Peter Keefe, the creator of billion-dollar licensing properties such as
Voltron.

Brendan brings a substantial understanding of content licensing, COPPA and CARU advertising, film and animation production/distribution to the team.

Daniel Barnathan – EVP – Head Of Global Ad Sales

Daniel Barnathan – EVP – Head Of Global Ad Sales

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Daniel is Executive Vice President of OTTera, Inc. where he oversees direct Advertising Sales and works on Programming Acquisitions worldwide for the company’s OTT, vMVPD, and linear networks. With 30+ years of Advertising Sales and Programming experience, Dan has extensive C-level contacts in the CTV/OTT, Streaming Video, digital, Broadcast TV, social and mobile space while working with major national advertisers, agencies and content/IP owners.

Previously, Mr. Barnathan served as VP of Family and Children’s Programming and Sales at the Sinclair Broadcasting Group (2016-2019) and Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales at Saban Brands LLC (2012-2015). He was also the President of 4Kids Ad Sales Inc., a subsidiary of 4 Kids Entertainment Inc (2002-2011). At ABC/Disney-TV (1981-2000) he worked in various positions such as Senior Vice President of ABC-Television Group/Disney Kids Network, where he was key to launching the Disney Kids Network in 1997 that incorporated a multi-platform ad sales opportunity across Network, Syndication and Cable TV with the company’s children’s digital, radio, consumer products and magazine assets. Mr. Barnathan oversaw advertising sales of over $1.2 Billion annually while working at the Walt Disney Co.

Joe Chellman – Director of Engineering

Joe Chellman – Director of Engineering

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Joe Chellman is a full-stack web developer, educator, and author. For 20 years prior to OTTera, Joe ran a small web development shop building high-quality, user-friendly websites for individuals, nonprofits, and businesses around the USA and elsewhere. A graduate of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon, he is a passionate advocate for user-centered design in technology. Joe also loves to teach, having authored many popular video courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com), and co-authored a book on web design software for Pearson.

At OTTera, Joe combines his many interests in helping manage engineering resources, working on the web platform, and writing internal documentation.

Shujah Farooq – Manager EMEA

Shujah Farooq – Manager EMEA

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Shujah is an entertainment executive with extensive international experience in OTT, film, music & games distribution as well as in VOD editorial and content acquisition. 

He has been in the content industry for over 10 years; Shujah started and managed the content partnerships at Huawei for 5 years, launched EE TV in the UK, and built several VOD services in Europe. Prior to that, he worked for various tech companies servicing telcos all around the world.

Andrew Baritz – VP Advertising Sales & Operations

Andrew Baritz – VP Advertising Sales & Operations

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Andrew graduated from Ithaca College and with a Degree in Documentary Film and Production. Post-graduation Andrew quickly moved into technical operations running content distribution operations for traditional media distribution.

At OTTera Andrew is leading the charge bringing the AdNet+ Product to Market helping Monetize OTT and FaAST channels worldwide through strong technology integrations and advertising management through the OTTera suite of OTT Technologies, Applications, Linear Channels, and distribution partners.

Jordan Warkol – Senior Director of Business Development

Jordan Warkol – Senior Director of Business Development

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With a background in the entertainment industry starting at the age of 5, Jordan has always been drawn to this space, both in front of and behind the scenes. Graduating from Cal State University Northridge, Jordan joined Toon Goggles in its early days, and has been able to increase its monetization through expanding its efforts in digital advertising, onboarding new partners from mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 companies, and helping to tailor experiences users love.

At OTTera, Jordan has expanded his role into a broader space beyond kids and is now focusing on large scale business development and advertising sales across their AdNet+ Network and general client base.

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