Richard Oesterreicher is the Chairman and CEO of Streaming Global. He is a creative leader who is passionate about innovation and commercializing new technology, with a track record of multiple successful investor exits.
Oesterreicher developed the first digital film editor for the SGI platform (acquired by Softimage then acquired by Microsoft) in the early ‘90s. At Microsoft, because of his combined television and computer science background, he was a founding member of Microsoft’s first Digital Media Group, where he led all development for multiple products and the creation of the first high-quality movie playback on the Windows platform. After retiring from Microsoft, he led several creative and engineering teams in developing a number of commercial software products and brought one of the fastest digital media server hardware designs ever invented to market.
During the last 20 years Richard has been awarded over 15 US patents in the fields of digital media delivery and Internet scalability, with a dozen additional patents pending.
SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Brandon Farley is Streaming Global’s SVP & Chief Revenue Officer and joined the company in 2020 and is responsible for sales and marketing. An experienced strategy and revenue generation executive, Farley has spent his career leading and working for disruptive technology companies. His experience includes leadership roles at Adobe, SmartRoom, and EzGov. Prior to joining Streaming Global, he was the Chief Revenue Officer of FanBeat, a leading live-action sports gaming company.
He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communication from Stanford University. While at Stanford he was a four-year letterman on the soccer team and a one-year member of the golf team.
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Ken Dopher is the SVP and Chief Financial Officer for Streaming Global joining the company in 2021, and brings over 30 years of experience in his role. Most recently he was the EVP of Finance for Dr. Seuss Enterprises where he was responsible for upgrading systems to make the company a data-driven business, moving to US GAAP reporting and guiding it through its first financial statement audit.
Earlier CFO experience includes Sony Online Entertainment, Blind Squirrel Games, and several internet start-ups. Other leadership roles in finance and operations include The Walt Disney Company in areas that ranged from studio operations to strategic planning. While at Disney he was responsible for the expansion of their animation studio in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando to support increased feature length production.
Ken has an MBA from Indiana University and maintains an active CPA license in California.
Craig Murphy has worked with Streaming Global since 2019, elevating to its VP of Product in 2020. In this role, Murphy is focused on product vision, strategy, and execution as well as the worldwide deployment of Streaming Global’s technologies and services. He began his career in video production/post-production, shifting into software development during the early days of digital video. Murphy brings decades of product development and product & program management experience to the company, having shipped numerous products in the software and media/streaming spaces.
Murphy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He holds 11 US patents in the areas of digital media delivery and computer imaging with additional patents pending.
William “Burke” Garrett III is a strategic advisor to Streaming Global and a member of its board of directors. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, he brings over 40 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors to Streaming Global. Burke is passionate about leveraging creativity and innovation to better serve those who serve. To this end, he collaborates with software leaders to deploy advanced streaming capabilities that will enable U.S. government agencies to achieve optimum mission outcomes.
Burke holds three Masters degrees, including a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College.
Diane Strutner is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Datazoom, an enterprise video data platform technology company that standardizes and enriches data for video teams and their technology partners.
A Silicon Valley native and accomplished international executive, Diane has demonstrated her leadership abilities and sales & business development acumen within the American and Spanish startup scenes. Before Datazoom, Diane was VP for Global Sales and Business Development at NicePeopleAtWork. Prior to that, she held sales and business development positions at several internet and software startups in Spain.
John Gaeta is the Chief Creative Director of Inworld AI, a provider of a developer platform for creating AI-powered virtual characters to populate immersive realities including the metaverse, VR/AR, games, and virtual worlds.
John is a legendary designer and inventor best known for his Academy Award winning work on “The Matrix” trilogy. He has pioneered a spectrum of emergent platform formats such as Bullet Time, Universal Capture, HoloCinema, Magicverse, and more. Previously, Gaeta held positions as the SVP Creative Strategy at Magic Leap and the Executive Creative Director and Co-founder of Lucasfilm/ILMXLAB. Recently, Gaeta was the Creative Executive Producer of the groundbreaking “Matrix Awakens” UE5 demonstration of state-of-the-art building blocks of the Metaverse.
Sharma is credited with pioneering Microsoft’s entry into mobile media in the early 2000s. He created a joint venture with Verizon Wireless who became the first company in the US to launch high bitrate video streaming (VCast) over mobile phones. Following its success, he setup a global team to forge similar telecom partnerships to proliferate Windows Media audio, video and Digital Rights Management (DRM within cybersecurity) technologies to content, phone manufacturers and chipsets. Other corporate endeavors include running the largest P&L at Samsung Mobile and third-party retail at Comcast.
Sharma has also found himself at the bleeding edge of the startup scene over the last 3 decades. He has been deeply involved advising or founding startups in cybersecurity, logistics, mobile media and digital healthcare. Of note, he was a Senior Vice President at PacketVideo which is recognized as having the very first playback of video over a 14.4 kilobyte wireless connection. He also served as the SVP and Chief Commercial Officer at nuVizz, an umbrella logistics company where he helped found Workllama, an AI based crowdsourcing platform. A startup which was later acquired was Pinn, a cybersecurity solution based on passwordless multifactor authentication.
His personal passions are working with organizations on high performance employee productivity, guest lecturing at local Atlanta universities and collaborating with non-profits focused on providing the foundational support for impoverished communities (education, food, mental health).
Tricia McGillis is a graphic designer and marketer passionate about technology. She designed the first two years of Wired magazine and was an early Internet pioneer. Currently she consults with companies to help them embrace modern data-driven tools and to focus their products on the customer. Tricia worked closely with Richard Oesterreicher for several years to bring innovative products to market, and will now bring over 30 years of creative strategy, marketing, and brand development experience to the board of Streaming Global.
William "Bill" Chapman
William Chapman brings over 30 years of media and entertainment experience, especially focused on the live distribution and content creation technology. As a former leader in OTT sports for Warner Bros. Discovery (previously Turner Broadcasting), Bill was involved in the development of several online sports franchises, including NBA.com, PGA.com, NASCAR.com and NCAA.com, in addition to Fan Controlled Football and the Olympic Games, as well as OTT entertainment events with Marvel/Disney, and the Academy Awards Red Carpet.
He has been awarded several national awards in platform and technology development, user experience, and live directing, including the Emmy for technical achievement in the development of VR for live production.
Bill holds a Master’s degree in Communication, and continues to bring together the professional and academic communities to develop new ideas and digital content for Georgia State University/Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Streaming Global's executive team and board of directors bring over 150 years of combined experience in media and technology and over 30 years of military operations.
Our customers rely on our deep domain expertise to solve challenging problem sets and deliver the most performant, scalable and cost effective media and data delivery in the market today.