Team


OpenSlate is run by a dedicated team of data-driven digital media diehards, including:

MIKE HENRY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mike Henry, has more than 15 years of experience in online advertising. Under his leadership, OpenSlate has developed successful lines of business in premium video advertising sales, sales marketing, consulting and new ad technology. Previously, Mike was SVP, Sales, for Veoh Networks, where he led the company's monetization strategy and built the ad sales and marketing teams. While at Veoh, Mike launched a ground-breaking user targeting platform that allowed marketers to address audiences based on the wide range of videos that they consumed. Before Veoh, Mike held several key posts at Dow Jones & Company, including SVP of Dow Jones Integrated Solutions, the company's cross platform global advertising division. He was also VP, Ad Sales, at The Wall Street Journal Online, where he built the company's first online sales, sales marketing and ad operations teams.


ANDREA CHING

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Andrea Ching is a visionary digital media executive with nearly 20 years of experience in media strategy and integrated marketing. As CMO, she will use her experience in aligning great brands with premium content to further OpenSlate’s market positioning as the leader in social video analytics. Prior to joining OpenSlate, Andrea was SVP of Integrated Marketing at Turner Broadcasting, responsible for brand integrations and sales development for CNN and other Turner digital properties. Before Turner, Andrea held key positions at Neo@Ogilvy driving digital and integrated media strategy for numerous global, blue-chip brands.


MATT KOPIT

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Matt Kopit is a technology leader with over two decades of experience building platforms that provide premium quality content to mass audiences. As CTO, he is responsible for all technology operations at OpenSlate, including infrastructure, software engineering and data science. Matt previously served as VP of Technology at Viacom, where he built the editorial, content and data platforms that power MTV News, as well as supporting their digital business across television shows, music, movies and live events.


MIKE O’MALLEY

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Mike O'Malley is a highly experienced developer with a background in the media and entertainment landscape. He has worked at Viacom and Business Week, developing both tactical and strategic technical solutions to enhance business objectives. Mike architected the infrastructure that powers OpenSlate's data ingest and scoring process, and oversees the development of all of our product offerings. As a software engineer, Mike has extensive experience in Linux systems, FreeBSD systems, C, C++, x86 Assembly, Python, Apache, SQL, RDB Design, ASP, PHP, and JavaScript.


DAVE LAWLESS

HEAD OF DATA ENGINEERING

Dave Lawless is a seasoned software engineer with broad experience in data modeling for large scale business applications. At OpenSlate, he heads up the Data Engineering and Analytics team which is responsible for ingesting data for all the channels scored by the OpenSlate platform. On a daily basis, he and his team also oversee the modeling and application of our scoring system. Dave has been a business owner and entrepreneur for the last 13 years while remaining a technologist at the core. Over the years, Dave has worked with companies like AOL, Microsoft, and Time Warner where he was instrumental in guiding various successful technology projects.


CARLOS RESTREPO

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Carlos has over a decade experience leading and growing sales teams for some of the worlds leading digital publishers, mobile rich media and technology companies. He is currently heading up Business Development and Sales, with a focus on growing the use and adoption of the OpenSlate product. Prior to OpenSlate, Carlos held leadership positions at Adap.TV, TheStreet.com, Medialets, Reader's Digest, Univision and Reuters. He brings a unique mix of digital media sales experience, a deep understanding of publisher side syndication/monetization strategies ,and a thorough understanding of the video ecosystem and todays evolving programmatic buying/selling strategies.


PAUL O’REILLY

HEAD OF CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Paul O'Reilly is an award-winning Creative Director with over 15 years of start-up and interactive agency experience. Paul is the visual conscience behind OpenSlate’s product offerings, bringing product design, information architecture and UX skills to our team. Paul has worked with companies like Accenture, CitiGroup, Prudential, Martha Stewart Omni Media, and other Fortune 500 companies to help streamline their digital, mobile and online video presence.


KATHRYN BURNS

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SERVICES

Kathryn Burns has over ten years of digital media experience. As director of client services, her focus is working closely with clients to increase the use of OpenSlate data targeting for the activation of video campaigns. Prior to joining the OpenSlate team, she worked on both the agency and publisher side of the media business giving her a unique perspective into sales strategy, campaign management and client communication. Kathryn has held positions at Microsoft, Universal McCann, Zenith, Carat and OMD.


LAUREN BURCAW

LEAD DATA SCIENTIST

Lauren Burcaw is an award-winning physics PhD with over seven years experience in data analysis and modeling. A graduate student of one of the top nuclear magnetic resonance research labs in the world, she has also held research positions at NYU School of Medicine and Schlumberger Oilfield Services and is an alumna of the Insight Data Science program. She has numerous first author publications in prestigious academic journals and conference publications. At OpenSlate, she brings a data-driven scientific perspective to the team.