Bill Rinehart     Founder, Chairman & CEO
A serial entrepreneur in the tech sector, Unicorn Media founder Bill Rinehart was inspired to create the company when he recognized the difficulty publishers and broadcasters had in capitalizing on video assets delivered via IP channels. He and his team set out to create an efficient way to monetize content on any device with patented technology that enables insertion of targeted ads as well as analytics and performance management tools. The result is Unicorn Media.
Over the last 20 years, Bill has been instrumental in the development of key elements of the commercial Internet: inter-connectivity, high-speed networks, seamless Web hosting and content delivery services. Previously, Bill was the founding CEO at Limelight Networks, the largest media streaming company in the world. While there, Bill led a $130 million private investment from Goldman Sachs, which was followed by a successful IPO. At the time of Bill's departure to create Unicorn Media, Limelight Networks counted Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube and many other name brands among its customers for mission-critical video content streaming.
Bill also made significant contributions to key facets of the Internet at a number of other companies, including Infonet, a pioneer in global public networks; ARDIS, an innovator in wireless data networks; MFS, developer of the MAE exchange point infrastructure; Genuity, a trailblazer in building large outsourced data centers; GlobalCenter, the early leader in complex, large-scale Web hosting; and Critical Path, an e-mail infrastructure market leader.
Mike Flatin     President
With extensive, hands-on experience solving Internet infrastructure problems for content providers, Mike Flatin is uniquely qualified to help large media companies deliver their digital media to IP-enabled devices anywhere in the world, which makes him a valuable asset to Unicorn Media and its customers. Mike focuses on sales and product initiatives and plays a key role in shaping corporate strategy as a member of the executive team.
Prior to joining Unicorn, Mike was the co-founder and COO of Internet infrastructure provider, BandCon, named as one of Inc 500 Magazine’s Fast Growing Companies in 2008 and 2009. Mike pioneered the idea of “content networking/content peering” while at BandCon, where he was intimately involved with the challenges and economics of large media companies. Mike was a finalist for the Orange County Chapter Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009. In addition to holding key sales positions at Axient Communications, Global Crossing and Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW), Mike has been involved in numerous successful entrepreneurial ventures across a variety of markets.
AJ McGowan     Chief Technical Officer
AJ McGowan is responsible for engineering the cutting-edge architecture, Unicorn Once™, that delivers high-quality audio and video via a highly intuitive interface, enabling Unicorn Media’s customers to monetize and deliver their content worldwide. AJ is the inventor of several US and international patents ranging in a wide variety of disciplines including optimizing massively parallel cloud-based computing systems, Big Data computation analysis and dynamic manipulation of video content.
At Unicorn Media, AJ guides the overall vision for product strategy and oversees operational engineering and R&D. AJ also participates heavily in technology evangelism and can often be found speaking on the state of the art in areas like cloud computing and video monetization strategies at industry events like the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference or the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in addition to consulting with Unicorn Media’s customers on their digital delivery architectures and monetization strategies.
Prior to Unicorn Media, AJ spent five years at Limelight Networks where as Director of Solutions Engineering, he assisted the company's marquee customers with implementing their content delivery network architecture, developing best practices, and capacity planning. In addition, AJ was responsible for architecting and building Limelight Network’s customer facing software tools for managing configurations across a global network of thousands of servers and data analysis of billions of transactions per day.
Chuck Parker     Chief Revenue Officer
An innovative digital media industry leader, Chuck is responsible for driving revenue growth at Unicorn Media through its worldwide marketing, sales, and partnership efforts. Chuck has held several key executive roles throughout his career, leveraging his deep understanding and knowledge of the broadcast and media industry to successfully lead high performance organizations.
Prior to Unicorn, Chuck had been deeply involved in digital media in the broadcast, film and home entertainment markets. Chuck spent 15 years at Technicolor in various senior roles including Chief Commercial Officer, President of the Digital Division, EVP and Managing Director of Home Entertainment International and Chief Information Officer.
Chuck founded the 2nd Screen Society in 2012 and currently chairs the industry body, which is focused on the advancement of the 2nd Screen Ecosystem. Additionally, he is the non-executive chairman of Sohonet, a company which provides high throughput networking and storage solutions for content creators. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors.
Jon Corley     Chief Product Officer
Prior to his arrival at Unicorn Media, Jon most recently served as a Director at Amazon Web Services. During his stay at Amazon Web Services, Jon led the effort to create a new service offering, which resulted in the successful launch and subsequent growth of Amazon Web Services, Elastic Transcoder. Prior to that, Jon drove key product development initiatives at iMemories, Limelight Networks and Thomson Learning. At Unicorn Media, Jon focuses on R&D strategies & engineering, product development and production operations. He holds a degree from Arizona State University.
David Morel     Chief Strategy Officer
A 20-year industry veteran, David Morel is a recognized leader in the Internet video and streaming media industry. As the Chief Strategy Officer at Unicorn Media, Dave is responsible for shaping and executing Unicorn's continued vision to provide industry-leading technologies that advance the unique service offerings of the Unicorn Once™ platform in the marketplace.
Prior to joining Unicorn, Morel served in leadership positions at both iStreamplanet and Limelight Networks where his areas of responsibility werefocused around aggressively driving growth of the technology portfolio and defining the practical application of software and services across a variety of industry verticals. Morel established many operational procedures and has played a critical role in enabling several of the most cutting-edge solutions in the online media space.
Vickie Wittie     Chief Financial Officer
With over 20 years experience in the technology industry, Vickie Wittie is responsible for leading Unicorn Media's financial operations. Vickie has served in many key management positions over the course of her notable career. Prior to joining Unicorn Media in 2007, Vickie was a founding member of Limelight Networks (LLNW), where she spent six years as Controller for the now public company. Vickie also served as Vice President of Finance at Cocoon Capital and held the position of Vice President of Finance at Gateway Data Sciences Corporation. Vickie has played an instrumental role in several significant equity offerings, including Limelight Networks’ $250 million IPO in 2007 and Gateway Data Sciences’ IPO in 1996. Vickie holds an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. (Cantab)     Executive Vice President of Engineering
Matthew Johnson coordinates the software architecture and development activities of Unicorn Media to create our industry-leading technology platform. He comes to Unicorn Media from Nokia, where he guided Nokia's strategy and architecture for mobile visual search as a senior research and development engineer. Having received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Matthew performed acclaimed research in the field of artificial intelligence before accepting the position of VP of IT and Web Development at Louise Blouin Media. While there, he led the team that designed and developed ARTINFO.COM while managing the IT infrastructure and staff for the 'Modern Painters', 'Art+Auction' and 'Culture+Travel' magazines. Winner of an Undergraduate Research Grant from Intel and a Flinn Scholarship, he has also performed research for Lockheed Martin Space Systems and worked as Lead Windows Developer for Limelight Networks.
Anil Jain     Senior Vice President, Business & Corporate Development
A fifteen year veteran of the technology industry, Anil is responsible for corporate and strategic business development activities for Unicorn Media.
Throughout his career, Anil has been deeply involved in venture development and technology marketing. Prior to Unicorn, he was the CEO of Brightmonk Innovation, a venture design and new product development firm that specializes in the development of startups from concept through commercialization. Anil also co-founded LOT2 Labs, a venture incubator based in Tempe, Arizona. He previously served as the founding Vice President of Technology Ventures for AZTE, the firm responsible for managing and commercializing the intellectual property emerging from Arizona State University, and as the VP Strategy & Product Solutions for Vcommerce, Inc.
Anil is a Charter Member of TiE, the world's largest non-profit focused on fostering entrepreneurship, where he has served as founding Board Member for TiE Arizona and was past President from 2003-4 and 2007-8. A technophile at heart, Anil holds two Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Technology & Policy and Materials Science & Engineering. He completed his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering with Honors and Distinction from Alfred University.
Prashanth Pappu     Senior Vice President of Product Management
Prashanth, an experienced product and technology executive, brings his passion for transforming innovative technologies into industry leading products to Unicorn Media. With his strong digital media experience, he's leading Unicorn Media's efforts to help publishers to optimize multi-screen video advertising. Previously, as the head of product marketing at Conviva, he led the planning, design and launch initiatives that resulted in award-winning products such as Conviva Insights and Precision. Prashanth has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Mark Consuegra     Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Mark Consuegra is a veteran in the product management field, having led or played a major part in the creation of high tech products such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Expedia and a variety of Internet software products over the past 20 years. While at Microsoft, Mark proposed and led the creation of Expedia, one of Microsoft's first Internet businesses, taking the product from concept to inception. With a team of Microsoft veterans, Mark later co-founded Wonderhorse Software, which created the Internet's first self-serve consumer Talk Radio application and platform, a pioneer in the streaming space. Wonderhorse was acquired by Loudeye Corporation (since acquired by Nokia) in 2003. Mark has also served in leadership roles in General and Product Management throughout his career. Prior to joining Unicorn Media, Mark was the General Manager of Hosting and Security Products at GoDaddy.
Andrea Graziani     Vice President, Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing for Unicorn Media, Andrea brings a breadth of experience in marketing and corporate communications, dedicating 20 years to a career largely focused on the data and Internet industries. Andrea is looking forward to driving awareness and delivering new customers to Unicorn Media.
Andrea has held a variety of marketing leadership positions dating back to the early days of Internet technology beginning with companies such as Primenet and Global Center. Rising quickly through the ranks, she headed the Creative Services department at Critical Path, implementing marketing communication efforts globally in the rapidly growing company. Andrea has also held senior marketing positions at OdysseyWare, a leader in online computerized curriculum and McGrath/Power Public Relations where she was recruited to head the newly created marcom department of the Silicon Valley based PR firm.
Additionally, Andrea has served as a marketing contractor/consultant for a variety of companies including Limelight Networks, Honeywell, RF Code, and Panasonic.