Chief Technology Officer
M-GO CTO Samir Ahmed oversees the company’s technology strategy, including platform and application development, deployment, and user experience.
Formerly vice president of technology architecture at M-GO, Samir was responsible for end-to-end platform architecture ranging from UltraViolet integration and video encoding to backend services and client development. He developed the current M-GO platform from the ground up and collaborated with the engineering teams to build an extremely modular, flexible and robust open source platform.
Samir has extensive knowledge in video encryption and large platform architecture, holding six patents in electronic and web technologies. With a passion for code, data algorithms, and emerging technologies, he maintains an active, hands-on approach to development and architecture, preferring to always lead by example.
Samir graduated from the University of Rennes with a degree in computer engineering. He previously worked for Orange, Thomson and Technicolor in different engineering and architectural roles. He is a distinguished member of the Technicolor Fellowship Program, which recognizes exceptional contributions to technology leadership.
When Samir isn’t working on technical projects, he volunteers as a tutor, teaching young people how to program.
Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Gildea is the Chief Financial Officer of M-GO where he applies his diverse financial and entrepreneurial experience to develop and steer M-GO’s business model and financial planning. Prior to this role, Patrick drove multi-billion dollar growth for publicly held enterprises and investment banks in addition to privately held venture capital and private equity backed portfolio companies. More recently, he was co-founder and CFO of Grupoffer.com, a social buying startup that facilitates online payments and prepaid purchases.
Patrick’s earlier experience includes leadership as CFO of Incentium LLC, a SaaS provider of incentive and loyalty solutions and payment products. Previously, he was Group Vice President of Corporate Development at Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc. and a leading consumer retail payments company. Patrick helped grow the global business from $1B to $4B in transaction revenue during his tenure. Prior to Blackhawk, Patrick was Vice President of Technology Investment Banking for Silicon Valley Bank.
In his first operating role, at IC Media, Patrick helped raise three rounds of venture capital and sold the business to a large international partner. Earlier experience includes leading the technology investment banking execution team at Credit Suisse First Boston in Japan, where he was responsible for closing more than $5B in M&A and financing transactions for his clients. He began his career at Arthur Andersen as both a technology consultant and financial auditor.
Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, from The Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and a master’s equivalent in Japanese from the School of Comparative Culture at Sophia University in Japan. Patrick is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the State of California.
Senior Vice President of Content
Cameron Douglas is the Senior Vice President of Content for M-GO. With a background almost exclusively in entertainment and digital content marketing, he is responsible for creating and developing key relationships with content providers, while forging unmatched access to the best content, for people who love to watch their favorite TV shows and movies on M-GO.
Cameron brings 20 years of experience strategizing and monetizing content from his work with leading companies in entertainment such as DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, and Showtime/Viacom. He has always been on the leading edge of where content is headed, from traditional models such as Pay Cable, to the growth and maintenance of a thriving Home Entertainment ecosystem: VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and now Transactional VOD.
Cameron is perhaps best known for his work at retail, innovating on behalf of the studios with some of the biggest commerce companies in the world, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon.com. Cameron earned his MBA in Marketing and General Management from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, and is also a long-standing member of Mensa.
Vice President of Product
Arnaud Retureau is the Vice President of Product at M-GO, where he manages the company’s product strategy and partner integration, and oversees product management and design functions.
After joining M-GO in 2011 as senior program manager, Arnaud was instrumental in delivering the first version of M-GO to consumers, as well as implementing changes to the product to create the best pay-as-you-go service on the market. He then became director of program delivery and strategic partners integration, a position that allowed him to increase the devices footprint of the service, most notably through the delivery of the fully integrated M-GO experience on Roku.
Prior to M-GO, Arnaud led numerous international deployments of Digital TV products when working at NDS (now Cisco), and delivered one of the first VOD services (WinFirst) in the U.S. in 2001. Additionally, he actively participated in the development of the OCAP specification for the U.S. cable industry when he represented NDS as visiting engineer at CableLabs. Arnaud has had a strong personal and professional interest in movies, entertainment and technology since 2000, when he joined the team at Vivendi’s Canal+ group, an innovative film and television studio/distributor and the leading provider of pay TV in France.
Arnaud earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing and strategy from London Business School, and he holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and digital signal processing from Grenoble Institute of Technology, one of Europe's leading technology universities. He is trilingual in English, French and German, a reflection of his strong international background.