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  • John Batter

    Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of M-GO

    John Batter is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of M-GO, the people-friendliest digital entertainment service. M-GO makes it easier than ever for people to browse, rent, buy and enjoy the newest and broadest selection of movies and TV shows on the devices they choose.  As CEO, he oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of the company.

    Prior to this role, John served as President of Production at DreamWorks Animation, where he led the Company’s worldwide production, post-production, technology and studio finance divisions. He was responsible for orchestrating thousands of artists, technologists and production resources worldwide to deliver some of the industry’s highest grossing animated films such as the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises.  During his tenure, John developed opportunities to extend the business through strategic partnerships with Consumer Electronics leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Samsung as well as take the company into the digital realm through the launch of online communities of fans and brand advocates. John also played a pivotal role in building the 3D business worldwide with content creators, exhibitors and CE manufacturers.

    John spent several at Electronic Arts (EA) where he was one of the key leaders who built EA into the world’s largest entertainment software company. As the founder and General Manager of EA Mobile, John pioneered the company’s entrance into the mobile games business, spearheading sales, marketing and product development globally. Prior to this, he was Group Studio General Manager at EA. He is credited with leading the turnaround of the Redwood Shores studio and the development of several global blockbusters, including James Bond, Lord of The Rings, Medal of Honor and Command and Conquer.

    John also served as the CFO of PDI/DreamWorks and as a founding member of the start-up management team for DreamWorks Interactive, a joint venture with Microsoft. Earlier in his career John held a variety of management positions in business development, finance and planning with the Times Mirror Company, Xatrix Entertainment and Kaypro Computer Corporation.  John earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Christophe Louvion

    Chief Technology Officer

    Christophe Louvion is the Chief Technology Officer for M-GO where he is responsible for articulating the company’s holistic technology strategy, including platform and application development, deployment, and user experience. With proven expertise building software services companies, Christophe has driven rapid business growth for big-name data, media, e-commerce, and content companies. As CTO and Head of Core Products for CityGrid, an IAC company, he built global-scale platforms enabling content and advertising to reach more than 140 million users. His work helped grow search and data capabilities for the well-known UrbanSpoon, CitySearch, and InsiderPages platforms.

    As CTO of Gorilla Media, Christophe led product development, life cycle, and sales operations. He drove lean and agile performance improvement initiatives that helped scale the company’s services to more than 600 leading web publishers and delivered integrated media and promotion to Fortune 500 companies. His tenure encompassed technical leadership for Atomic Online, Gorilla’s high-growth sister company.

    At Shopzilla, as Vice President, Product Development and Engineering, Christophe led R&D for consumer and B2B web sites, SEM systems, and the Bizrate research platform. He spearheaded the company’s transition to agile development and management, enabling growth from $60MM to over $200MM in three years and leading to the company’s $565MM acquisition. Earlier, he was Architect/R&D lead for Bizrate and a Software Engineer for the US Attorney General’s Office.

    Christophe holds an Anvar Award from The French Agency for Innovation for his early work for Cegelec in Paris. He is a Certified Scrum Coach and a member of the Agile Alliance and Agile Project Leadership Network. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Nancy I and a MS degree in Computer Science from Telecom Nancy/ESIAL. Christophe serves as an advisor and investor to several early-stage companies  and is a mentor at Start Engine, supporting LA’s technology entrepreneurship.

  • Patrick Gildea

    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.

  • Cameron Douglas

    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 no