Our Team

Meet the MediaOne Team

Julia Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Julia is a highly motivated executive with proven success in leading companies’ marketing and technology to maximize company profitability and growth. Julia has a passion for digital marketing and helping companies go digital with creative platforms for web and e-commerce services. In addition to creating next generation technology and leading innovation to develop new strategic plans, Julia has managed divisions for global companies such as Microsoft, Citibank, Apple and PepsiCo. Her product experience includes Xbox LIVE, .Mac/MobileMe/iCloud, and ATM payments at retailers. Her education includes International Business BS and a MBA from Northwestern-Kellogg University.

Danny Skarka

Director of Video Production

Danny is our Director of Video Production, joining the team in the fall of 2011 as Director of Operations. In 2005, Danny helped launch Al Gore’s Current TV in San Francisco. As Current grew and went international, Danny designed the production facilities and file-based workflows of Current UK, and Current, Italy. Danny was Lead Technical Director at KRON-TV (NBC) in San Francisco, managing the studio crews, creating branding EFX and taking Operator Design Lead in new facilities. He has also seen time with MLB, the NFL, Earthquakes Soccer, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, HP and Cisco, to name a few. He’s also been a teacher; developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in Television Production as well as Social Media at The Academy of Art University. Danny lives in Marin with his wife and much smarter daughter and is still awaiting the call from NASA to take a Tricaster to the ISS.

Michael Ciabattari

Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations

Ever since his early days at KCSM (PBS), Michael has been involved in live television. While there he directed & produced shows, and occasionally operated a camera or two. He was heavily involved with the launch of LinkTV and managed their master control operations. Michael has freelanced with some major networks including: ESPN, FOX, MLB, NBC, Comcast. Michael also spent a few years with Onstream as a Video Production Manager. After freelancing with MediaOne for a number of years, Michael joined us full time as Director of Venue Operations in 2014. Michael currently manages all broadcast services at AT&T Park. This is perfect because he can combine his technical savvy and his love of sports. You can see him at the ballpark for every Giants’ home baseball game! In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, going to museums, and creating art. He currently resides in Burlingame, California.

Karen Richer

Director of Finance

Karen began her career working in operations, finance and human resources in the travel industry. After working at the leisure agency, Ambassador Tours, Karen moved into the corporate travel business where she spent six years growing the corporate travel agency, Travel Fair. Karen joined the international experiential marketing team at R/A Performance Group in 2003 where she managed the finances and human resources for this event management company. In July 2009 Karen joined MediaOne as Finance Director. Karen graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in Business Administration. While in college Karen was the finance director of the Student World International Travel Association.

Drew Norris

Senior Operations Manager

Drew began his foray in Broadcast as a Live Studio Cam Op at Sony Television in Los Angeles. He also developed experience in Master Control Operations, Broadcast Engineering and Live Audio Mixing. He then moved to London where he worked as a freelance Studio Technician, Associate Producer, and Camera Operator for various companies including Current UK. He eventually found himself managing a live webcasting studio with The Streaming Company. He has recently settled in the Bay Area with his wife and son and now enjoys working on day to day Broadcast Operations, post production and various other projects here at MediaOne.

Kris Koch

Director of Engineering

Kris joined MediaOne in 2014 as Director of Engineering. For the last 20+ years Kris has been working with studios around the world, helping them adapt to emerging and changing technologies. This experience has helped Kris manage MediaOne’s broad range of technology day to day, as well as develop a technology roadmap that meets the company’s goals. Kris studied at Kansas University, with a degree in Business Administration.

Rolf Kaiser

Chief Technology Officer

Rolf was previously Lead Program Manager for MSN Entertainment at Microsoft, where he managed the development and launch of the MSN Music Service. Rolf has engineering degrees from both the California Institute of Technology and Stanford.

Jacob Waldman

Chief Designer & Front-End Engineer

Jacob has worked with DigiPowers, Inc. since it was founded in 2009. He lends his expertise in graphic design, web development, CMS and eCommerce systems, product design, and responsive mobile & app design.

Aaron Mandelbaum

Chief Strategy Officer

Aaron has worked with DigiPowers since its inception as a parter through his company Icebreaker Consulting which provided outsourced digital marketing strategy. Aaron received a BA in Philosophy and an MBA in Strategic Management.

Jim Miller

Chairman

Jim is a leader in building world class brands and customer relationships with luxury consumers and partners to achieve the highest levels of measured profit, sales performance and overall customer satisfaction. His experience includes Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH), Ulta and Target.

Derek Leedy

Integrated Media Specialist

During the last twenty years Derek has managed successful campaigns incorporating traditional, digital and emerging media. His past and current clients include Sega, EA, The Nat Geo Channel, Intel, Couchbase and World Vision - covering Consumer Electronics, Console & Mobile App Gaming, Entertainment, B2B, and Non-profit. Derek lends DigiPowers his experience in integrated media and through the line marketing.

Corinne Sigismund

Director of Human Resources

Corinne Sigismund has worked with Digipowers since it's inception as a Finance Manager and Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for Digipowers financial administration and coordination of the business infrastructure, administration, and human resources.

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