LiveClips is an innovator and leader in the development and delivery of video content from live sporting events to any Internet-enabled device. LiveClips is a game-changer. Its advanced technology automates the previously time- and labor-intensive processes of creating game clips and highlights, enabling broadcasters and rights holders to dramatically increase the efficiency of their sports coverage. LiveClips is also pioneering a new era of mobile engagement by creating instant in-game clips that users can filter by team, player and kind of play.
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Chairman and CEO
Lewis Bakes brings over 20 years of experience in mobile communications. Best known for co-founding ITDS in 1990, Bakes took the company public in 1996 and expanded the company to become the world’s second largest provider of billing and customer care services to the wireless telecommunications industry. ITDS’s rapid growth was recognized by Business Week in 1997 as #21 of the 10,000 Top Growth Companies. In 2000, Bakes sold ITDS to Amdocs Limited for a post lock-up valuation of $590 million dollars. As of the date of its sale, ITDS had grown to a workforce of 1,000 people with annual revenue of $150 million dollars.
In 2010, Bakes formed Amazing Grace Media, LLC to pursue investment opportunities in the short-form mobile video space. LiveClips represents the first major initiative of Amazing Grace.
Douglas Vunic is a renowned mobile innovator and leading expert in the video delivery of mobile technology. In the 5 years before founding LiveClips, Vunic worked with top U.S. and European cellular carriers and mobile technology companies with a focus on video delivery and mobile access of live events. Clients included major networks, including NBC, MTV, ABC, CNBC, SciFi Channel and USA Networks. In addition, Vunic also boasts extensive experience in mobile content creation, including award-winning sites such as m.nbc.com and zagat.mobi.
Vunic spent the first part of his career as CTO of top Internet and technology companies. At Bigfoot, a leading email marketing company, he pioneered large-scale databases for direct marketing and targeting. At ORB Digital Direct, an Internet direct marketing facilitation company, Vunic created systems that provide the back-end infrastructure and tracking for Internet advertisers. And while at Data Systems Support, a software company that manages customer interactions for Fortune 500 customers, Vunic oversaw product development involving large technology teams and designed new product initiatives for major corporations, such as Sprint, NASDAQ and BP.
Douglas holds a BS in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Chief Operating Officer
Brian Kalinowski brings two decades of senior executive experience managing global digital enterprises and technology businesses. He is known for a track record of successes in driving operational effectiveness, revenue and profitability across a span of technology companies including Lycos, Ziggs, and Opinionminders. Most recently, Kalinowski served as Executive Vice President of Interactive media at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a $500 million global sports entertainment company. At WWE, Kalinowski played a critical leadership role in the company’s global digital media, social media and advertising sales initiatives. His accomplishments at WWE include: significantly improving revenue and EBITDA at WWE.com while earning industry awards for web site design and content; establishing WWE as one of the premier social media marketing companies accumulating over 1.25 million Twitter followers, 40 million Facebook fans and eight Mashable awards in 2010 and 2011 that recognized WWE innovation and break-out role in social media; a meteoric improvement in sponsorship sales; and e-commerce gains reflected in the best quarter in the history of WWEShop.
VP of Engineering
David Weite is a veteran innovator who has developed cutting edge technologies for multiple industries. Over his 25-year career, Weite has worked for the most advanced technology companies with critical missions, notably NASA, the Department of Defense, Lockheed-Martin’s Advanced Development Program (aka ‘Skunkworks’) and the United States Air Force. Over the last 15 years, Weite has helped transform high-tech start-ups from concept into revenue-generating businesses by providing leadership in product development, technology architecture, systems engineering, software development, project management and IT operations.
Most recently, Weite worked for Gannett (Ripple6 division) where he developed social media properties for Gannett Digital, Meredith and Proctor & Gamble. Previously, Weite was Director of Engineering for Visible World, a startup company that pioneered targeted television advertising. Under his aegis, Visible World achieved a Technical Emmy Award in 2007, and he contributed to a total of eight patents.
Weite spent the first half of his career in leadership and consulting roles working for top aerospace companies in the country -- developing flight, mission, and life-critical embedded real-time systems. Additionally, he spent 4 years as Chief Architect for a pioneering medical imaging company that developed life-saving technology using full-body 3D computed tomography. The technology he developed was showcased on Oprah in 2000.
Weite attended University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University, Northridge, and has a BS and MS in Computer Science.
Dr. Eric Petajan
and Chief Scientist
Eric Petajan has been an R&D leader and inventor in computer vision, animated graphics and video compression for decades. Dr. Petajan also has been in the forefront of the delivery of live video and streaming animation to mobile devices and has been instrumental in applying artificial intelligence to improve the quality of mobile digital entertainment.
Most recently, Dr. Petajan was the CTO for VectorMAX Corporation, an innovator in the delivery of live and synthetic video to mobile handset devices. Dr. Petajan also founded face2face animation in 2000 as a Lucent Technologies venture. Dr. Petajan spent the first sixteen years of his career as a Bell Labs researcher and supervisor. His developments in the areas of facial motion capture, high-definition video coding, and interactive graphics systems are widely recognized. Eric received a PhD in electrical engineering and an MS in physics from the University of Illinois, where he created the first automatic lip-reading system.