Todd O.

- Hatch Executive CTO, New York & Philadelphia

Todd has over 20 years hands-on experience in technology development, implementation and operations. He is the primary inventor on patents in the areas of Digital Rights Management, Distributed Content Delivery and Caching, and Direct Marketing.

A serial entrepreneur, he has founded technology companies in the areas of: digital content and distribution; mobile gaming technology; and direct marketing. In addition, he was also on the founding teams at companies in virtual currency and crowd-funding for K-12 educational projects.

In addition to founding and raising capital for his own companies, Todd has been mentoring founders and first-time entrepreneurs for over 15 years. He has been providing early stage guidance to startups in LA, NY, Silicon Valley, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Japan.

Todd started his career in the entertainment industry where he worked in digital distribution, visual effects, CGI and computer animation. Throughout his career, he served in executive management and senior technology roles at Sony Pictures, Silicon Graphics, and George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic. Some of his notable projects and clients include: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Godzilla, Star Trek, Contact, Stuart Little, Starship Troopers, CNN, NBS News, CBS Sports / NFL, and Viacom. Todd holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.