M-Theory Group Appoints New Executive Chairman of the Board
Fast Growing Disruptive Technology Company Strengthens Leadership
Los Angeles, CA – M-Theory Group announced today that Michael O’Donnell has joined the firm to lead their growth strategy and acquisition initiatives. Michael O’Donnell comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last six years as CEO of Skytide, a Big Data Analytics company where Michael was instrumental in leading the company’s growth, sales and exit strategies. Citrix acquired Skytide in December 2013. Skytide was a VC-backed software company providing award-winning big data analytics for video delivery, helping Service Providers and Media businesses run their businesses. Skytide has global reseller agreements with Cisco, Ericsson, HP and Broadpeak and has signed leading communication service providers globally including British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telstra Australia, Telecom Argentina, Telefonica Spain, TataSky India and Rostelecom Russia.
Prior to Skytide, Michael O’Donnell served as CEO of Five Across, Inc., a software company providing a social networking platform for leading digital media companies, including broadcasters and sports leagues. Five Across was ultimately acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007. Michael then served as President of Cisco Media Solutions Group.
Michael O’Donnell joins M-Theory Group as Executive Chairman of the Board to assist in the continuation of their momentum as the Company embarks on new initiatives and expands their offering.
Chant Vartanian, CEO of M-Theory, comments “We are extremely excited and honored to have Michael O’Donnell join our team. His vast experience will provide M-Theory the leadership and guidance needed to achieve our short and long term goals. I suspect that our team will learn a lot from him.
Michael O’Donnell comments “I am excited to start a new challenge within M-Theory Group and look forward to working with the team to further develop their Cloud model. I look forward to working with Chant Vartanian and feel fortunate to be joining such an innovative company that prides itself on market disruption.”