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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.

  • Stacy Katz

    Vice President of Strategic Communications

    Stacy Katz is the Vice President of Strategic Communications at M-GO, where she is charged with guiding the company positioning, media relationships, internal communications, social media, and content marketing that shapes the company as an emerging consumer entertainment brand. Stacy brings nearly 20 years of experience and proven results for premier brands such as MTV, MSNBC, Pottery Barn, Spotify, Tivo, Ultraviolet and Verizon, including stints as head of global communications for HP under Carly Fiorina and at Autodesk under Carol Bartz.

    Stacy has crafted her career by being at the forefront of “what’s next” and helping companies proactively position themselves to take advantage of the impending change.  Her roots in media and technology bring unique “Hollywood-to-Silicon Valley” insights to her work in activating audiences and driving business success. Stacy’s early career in film production, including work on Pulp Fiction and Reality Bites, helped shape her ability to hone a pitch and master the ever-changing landscape of content creation, distribution, and marketing in the entertainment industry.  Her particular areas of expertise include digital entertainment, product launches, social media, mobile marketing, strategic partnerships, co-marketing, reputation management and brand positioning.

    Stacy graduated with honors from UCLA, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and completed the Entertainment & Media Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Stacy sits on the board of directors and actively mentors several start-ups.

  • Roberto Fisher

    Vice President of Product

    Roberto Fisher is the Vice President of Product for M-GO, where he leads product development and all aspects of M-GO’s product strategy, including enhancements, features, UI/UX, usability, and new offerings.  Roberto also oversees customer care.  

    Known for his career-spanning passion for technology innovation, Roberto joins M-GO with unparalleled creativity in growing consumer engagement with digital entertainment, media and music. Most recently he served as Vice President of Product for MySpace Music for Fox Interactive Media, guiding that site to emerge as the web’s number two consumer Internet destination. He brings more than two decades of experience across digital domains, supporting premium subscription, ad-supported, and shrink-wrap business models as well as professional products and service industries.

    Prior to Fox, Roberto spent more than six years guiding Yahoo! through growth and innovation as Senior Director of Product Management, driving product strategy, key product and technology initiatives, partnerships, and the growth of Yahoo!’s music business. His leadership helped make Yahoo! Music the early web’s #1 consumer music destination and the leading worldwide provider of music videos and Internet radio. He joined Yahoo! through its acquisition of LAUNCH Media, where he served as VP of Technology, Operations and Production for the groundbreaking website.

    Roberto built his career on a foundation of IT, application and automation design, and web innovation for Citicorp, CB Richard Ellis, and Oracle Corporation, where he held shaped e-business leadership through a range of VP-level positions. He spearheaded global retail investment product management for Citicorp and helped shape the company’s central data and messaging architecture team. His work at CB Richard Ellis and Oracle spanned systems development and integration, content systems, enterprise automation, customer relationship management, and he was one of the early people to pilot database and metadata innovations focused on rich media.

    Roberto graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Values, Technology, Science and Society. At Stanford, he was a Residential Academic Coordinator and Resident Assistant, a member of the Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band, a Board Member for the Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, and a Charter Member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

  • Ginger Bushell

    Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

    Ginger Bushell is the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for M-GO, the people-friendliest digital entertainment service. In this role, she oversees all consumer electronics and industry business partnerships, building an unparall