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Our Team

Mike Henry


Brian Quinn


Matt Kopit


JoAnna Foyle


Andrea Ching


Roberto Aguliar

Vice President of Engineering

Mike O’Malley

Senior Vice President of Technology

Dale Hannon

Vice President of Product Management

Kathryn Burns

Strategic Product Lead

Carlos Restrepo

Chief Revenue Officer

Lauren Burcaw

Senior Data Scientist

Jimmy Butchart

Managing Director, EMEA & APAC

Mike Henry founded OpenSlate in 2012, and has grown the company to be the leader in social video brand safety and contextual analytics. Under his leadership, OpenSlate has established a data-driven approach to measuring content quality, brand safety and subject matter. Mike has an extensive background in digital advertising, video platforms and premium content. Previously, Mike was SVP, Sales, for Veoh Networks, where he led the company’s monetization strategy and built the ad sales and marketing teams. Before Veoh, Mike held several key posts at Dow Jones & Company, including SVP of Dow Jones Integrated Solutions, the company’s cross-platform global advertising division. He was also VP, Ad Sales, at The Wall Street Journal Online, where he built the company’s first online sales, sales marketing and ad operations teams.

Brian Quinn has nearly 30 years experience in digital sales and management. At OpenSlate, Brian leads the company’s domestic and international sales teams, business development, and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the company, Quinn was Chief Revenue & Innovation Officer at Triad Retail Media, which manages online media programs for leading e-commerce retailers. His additional responsibilities included overseeing Triad’s Marketing, Product Innovation, and Media Labs divisions.

Matt Kopit is a technology leader with over two decades of experience building platforms that provide premium quality content to mass audiences. As CTO, he is responsible for all technology operations at OpenSlate, including infrastructure, software engineering and data science. Matt previously served as VP of Technology at Viacom, where he built the editorial, content and data platforms that power MTV News, as well as supporting their digital business across television shows, music, movies and live events.

JoAnna Foyle is a digital media veteran with 20 years of experience. In her role as Chief Operating Officer for OpenSlate, she is responsible for bringing organizational rigor and scale to the company while directly managing several functions including client services, account management, strategic partnerships, and business/administrative operations. JoAnna served most recently as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Platform Services at AOL, where she managed the division responsible for activating, servicing, and supporting customers of AOL’s SaaS platform, ONE by AOL for Advertisers. She also led both product and data commercialization efforts to ensure features and products were successfully launched into market.

Andrea Ching is a visionary digital media executive with 20+ years of experience in media strategy and integrated marketing. As CMO, she uses her experience in aligning great brands with premium content to further OpenSlate’s market positioning as the leader in social video analytics. Prior to joining OpenSlate, Andrea was SVP of Integrated Marketing at Turner Broadcasting, responsible for brand integrations and sales development for CNN and other Turner digital properties. Before Turner, Andrea held key positions at Neo@Ogilvy driving digital and integrated media strategy for numerous global, blue-chip brands.

Roberto has over 15 years of professional experience working on large-scale systems.  As VP of Engineering, he focuses on building the highly-available, fault-tolerant systems that power OpenSlate’s platform.  Roberto has a wide range of experience in technology from supporting animators and maintaining render farms at DreamWorks’ Animation Technology and R&D departments, being responsible for storing and processing one-of-a-kind data coming from — the now disintegrated and part of Saturn’s atmosphere — JPL’s Cassini spacecraft, and automation and build systems at Viacom.

Mike O’Malley is a highly experienced developer with a background in the media and entertainment landscape. He has worked at Viacom and Business Week, developing both tactical and strategic technical solutions to enhance business objectives. Mike architected the infrastructure that powers OpenSlate’s data ingest and scoring process, and oversees the development of all of our product offerings. As a software engineer, Mike has extensive experience in Linux systems, FreeBSD systems, C, C++, x86 Assembly, Python, Apache, SQL, RDB Design, ASP, PHP, and JavaScript.

Dale is a seasoned technical leader with 20 years experience in the media space. Dale brings his extensive experience in digital advertising, analytics and video to OpenSlate, where he and his team are focused on creating best in class data products for our customers.

Before joining OpenSlate in 2017, Dale was VP of Monetization at Viacom, where he ran an engineering team responsible for analytics and advertising products for Viacom’s consumer facing web sites and digital applications. Prior to running the Monetization Team, he headed up Viacom’s video player program, where he oversaw the development of player solutions for a wide range of digital channels, including OTT, mobile and desktop platforms.

Kathryn Burns has over fifteen years of digital media and ad tech experience. As strategic product lead, Kathryn is responsible for managing the development of OpenSlate’s core product offering with a focus on identifying opportunities and delivering innovative solutions for OpenSlate’s premier enterprise clients. Prior to joining the product team, she led the client success team at OpenSlate and preceding that she held positions at various digital advertising agencies. This background gives her a unique perspective and allows her to successfully analyze the needs of OpenSlate’s enterprise clients and our own client success team to evolve and shape our products.

Carlos has nearly 20 years of experience leading and growing sales teams for prominent digital publishers, mobile rich media and technology companies. As Chief Revenue Officer, Carlos oversees business development and sales, with a focus on growing the use and adoption of the OpenSlate product. Prior to OpenSlate, Carlos held leadership positions at Adap.TV,, Medialets, Reader’s Digest, Univision, and Reuters. OpenSlate’s revenue strategies are driven by Carlos’s unique mix of digital media sales experience, mastery of programmatic and data-driven investment and comprehensive understanding of the video ecosystem.

Lauren Burcaw is an award-winning physics PhD with nearly ten years experience in data analysis and modeling. A graduate student of one of the top nuclear magnetic resonance research labs in the world, she has also held research positions at NYU School of Medicine and Schlumberger Oilfield Services and is an alumna of the Insight Data Science program. She has numerous first author publications in prestigious academic journals and conference publications. At OpenSlate, Lauren uses her data science expertise to advance our capabilities in areas including brand safety, quality metrics, and contextual categorization.

Jimmy Butchart has over 12 years experience leading teams, revenue and product launches in the advertising industry, with 10 of those years being closely aligned with video. For the past 3 years, Jimmy has been leading our International expansion across EMEA & APAC. Under his leadership OpenSlate have designed and launched YouTube data & analytics products in over 20 different countries, working with hundreds of clients. Jimmy has spent his entire 16-year career in industries attached to digital and the internet and has been lucky enough to work with a range of startups, entrepreneurs and blue-chip organizations including Veoh, Dow Jones, BBC, Datamonitor and The John Lewis Partnership.