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We are Ellation

About Us

We are lucky to love what we do; bringing great content to passionate audiences on the platforms that matter. We operate at the intersection of technology and media and are redefining the next wave of media interaction and consumption. We are product, design, engineering, marketing and content people looking to bring communities together, build sustainable business models for content creators and use technology to increase engagement and access to content globally. We are builders. We are fans. We are innovators. We are Ellation.

Leadership

Tom Pickett

CEO

Seasoned executive with 10 years at Google, 7 at YouTube. Graduate of TOPGUN and former F18 fighter pilot; HBS MBA

Kun Gao

Crunchyroll GM

Founding CEO and anime veteran of 8 years at Crunchyroll. Built at scale consumer and social media experiences at Frappr, HOTorNOT and Slide.

Colin Decker

Crunchyroll COO

Colin Decker is an IPTV leader whose resume includes Discovery, Yahoo!, the Virgin Group and Harvard University.

Simon Ostbaum

CTO

Former founder and CEO or Yopeso, a 200+ person IT firm providing agile development for clients in Europe, Americas & Middle East

Quincy Carroll

CPO

Senior product executive with a passion for high growth technologies; Former exec at Carpooling (acquired by BlaBlaCar), YP, Ebay, and Apple; Stanford GSB

Arlen Marmel

VRV GM

Executive bridging the gap between media and technology. Led user acquisition at Hulu from inception to 5M subscribers; Anderson MBA

Mark Smith

GC

Experienced legal professional with 10+ years spent as General Counsel at technology companies; Ohio State University J.D.

Susanna L. Hofmann

CFO

Financial exec proven in strategic planning, financial operations, and capital raising. Formerly CFO of Jukin Media; BSBA Olin School of Business, Wash U.

Desiree Therianos

Head of People Ops

Accomplished human resources executive with over 10 years experience, focusing on rapid growth environments

Investors

The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors. Assets include Chernin Entertainment, which produces feature films and television programs; a majority stake in Hong Kong-based CA Media, which builds, manages and operates media, entertainment and technology businesses across Asia; Otter Media, a venture formed with AT&T to invest in and launch global over-the-top video services.

AT&T helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We’re helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. And businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T’s mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Our Worldview

 A Better Experience

We desire to build truly transformative entertainment experiences that seamlessly blend the benefits of on-demand viewing with the elegance of linear programming. We are voracious consumers of media and are working hard to deliver the experience we seek.

 Engage An Audience

We have a fundamental belief that building around passionate audiences with shared communities creates an inherently better experience. We endeavor to delight and super-serve our core audiences.

 Build The Future

We want to help create a shift towards more sustainable business models for content creators and programmers through new direct-to-consumer opportunities. We support emerging programmers and want to enable them to create premium content for their audiences.

 Break Down Barriers

Great content is created all over the world and audiences are disinterested in rights and regional boundaries. We want to enable audiences worldwide to consume the content they love.

Partner with us

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you believe in our mission and would like to discuss a partnership. We know we can’t do this alone and we are looking for the right partners to be a part of the journey.