Our Team

Dr. Patrick DeSouza: Non-Executive Chairman. Since 2010 Patrick has been the Executive Chairman of Water Intelligence plc, a rapidly growing AIM quoted business focusing on technology transformation of the water industry. He has 25 years of operating and advisory leadership experience with both public and private companies in media and technology and asset management industries. Over the last 15 years, Pat has also invested in and incubated technology companies centered at Yale University.  Dr. DeSouza has served at the White House on the National Security Council.  He is a graduate of Columbia College, Yale Law School and Stanford Graduate School.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Todd Carter: Chief Executive Officer. Todd is the Co-Founder & CEO of Tagasauris. Prior to Tagasauris, he was Co-founder/President of OWL Multimedia, Inc. a music search technology company centered at Yale University and Co-Founder/CTO of Busy Box, a publicly traded technology company. He co-authored the AXS File Concatenation Protocol, an early standard for image metadata representation that found broad adoption in the printing and publishing industries including by Reuters, Agence France Presse, and PressLink. Todd was also a member of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, more commonly known as the Moving Pictures Experts Group, a working group that develops international standards for audio-visual information representation.

Scott Schlichter: Executive Director. Scott is the Co-Founder & CEO of GTChannel. Prior to GTChannel, Scott launched and managed Hysteria, Inc., Dogma Studios, and advised several start-ups including JusCollege. He has 25 years of experience in entertainment and digital video and has launched several media focused start-ups with clients including major Hollywood studios, network television companies, and cable channels.  

Taro Koki: Chief Creative Officer. Taro is currently President and Co-founder of GTChannel. Taro was previously Chief Executive Officer of Zigzag Asia, Director of Hungry for Words KK and started his career in Tokyo with Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. Taro was also a race reporter for ESPN during GTChannel's partnership with the IMSA racing series. Taro has over 20 years of experience within the media space in both Asia and the US, and Taro is a graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo.

David Anton:  Non-Executive Director.  Non-Executive Director. David is Chief Executive Officer of Anton & Partners, a leading advertising, branding, and marketing communication company with a 20-year track record of creating impact for some of the worlds most notable brands in fashion, lifestyle, financial and automotive sectors.  David is a serial entrepreneur and has founded various successful companies. He is an investor in and advisor to Village Roadshow Productions, leading movie production company. David has advised, co-founded and invested in multiple companies such as Tori Burch, Roqu Media International, Village Roadshow and Spotify among others.

Michael J. Kelly:  Non-Executive Director. Mike is the Co-Founder of Kelly Newman Ventures, LLC, an advisory and investment firm.  He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel Companies, a leading weather-focused media and technology company owned by a consortium made up of The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and NBCU,  Prior to that, he served as the President of AOL Media Networks, a division of Time Warner where he pioneered the media network strategy through a number of successful acquisitions such as Advertising.com and Tacoda. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cars.com (NYSE:Cars), is the non-exec Chairman of BGF backed Dianomi LTD, a UK based marketing platform and is a member of the Board of Quantcast Corporation, a US based technology company that specializes real-time advertising,  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Akiko Mikumo:  Non-Executive Director.  Akiko is a retired senior partner at Weil Gotshal and Manges LLP, one of the world's leading law firms.  She has over 35 years of mergers and acquisitions, securities and governance experience. Her clients have included the leading media and technology companies and investment firms.  Akiko founded the Hong Kong office of Weil and led the growth of its London office.  She served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee for over 10 years.  Ms. Mikumo was previously a board member and currently on the advisory board of Cambridge Science Corporation, a biotech investment company in Cambridge Massachusetts. She is also on Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, she was as a fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.  She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and New York University School of Law.

Advisory Board