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The key to building an innovative, next-generation media company is picking an all-star team of talented entrepreneurs. I knew when I first met Tim that he captured exactly what I look for in a teammate. As an entrepreneur and scientist with over 20 years of experience, Tim demonstrated a deep passion for both technology and the arts. And most importantly, he shares our same love for video.
I’m very excited to announce Tim Mohn as our new senior vice president of engineering where he will be pushing Fullscreen’s technological innovation to the next level. He co-created and launched the HBO GO app, co-founded MedNet Systems and served as vice president of technology for NBCUniversal and Comcast. His work has been featured in top media outlets such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal and WIRED and has been honored with numerous industry awards. Give Tim a warm welcome to the team via Twitter at @m3thdman.
In his own words…
What’s been your favorite project so far?
Probably would have to be at Pratt Institute in the Digital Arts Research Laboratory. As the founding director, I worked closely with the President and Provost of the Institute to build out a research program focusing on the intersection of the arts, science and technology. Empowering undergraduate students to be limitlessly creative and constantly push boundaries with a very small investment of money and time was truly eye-opening. It reshaped my view of education and creativity.
A close second would be the HBO GO app. It was amazing to work with so many incredibly talented people to co-create what I would consider the bar for Internet TV as a product. And seeing the user impact at such a scale is just awesome.
What attracted you to Fullscreen’s team?
The entire team. From the leadership to the engineering team. And the vision put forward by George to help build the media company of the future that is equal parts technology and content.
That vision is incredibly inspiring to me and is a very natural extension of what I have been working on the past several years. I was thrilled to find people who shared my view of media going forward. And everyone here is incredibly talented and amazing.
What plans do you have for Fullscreen?
Many. You’ll certainly see in due time.
What do you look for when you hire tech talent?
Super smart, passionate people who have a diverse background. And they need to be amazing coders and engineers as well.
What’s your favorite YouTube video?
By far, anything from Hennessy Youngman.