About Us

We're a team of award-winning production experts, content creators, and technology professionals, and we build next-gen video tools that allow anyone build a business around their content, using the devices they already own.

Contact us at info@otter.network

Press Releases

August 4, 2022

Otter Network Collaborates With Singular. Live On Live Graphics For Multi-Camera Mobile Device Productions

Singular’s On Device Mode to be Integrated Into Otter Director for Professional Studio Look
January 11, 2022

Otter Network Debuts Cloud-Based Video Production and Distribution Platform

Otter Network Debuts Cloud-Based Video Production and Distribution Platform The Austin-based startup seeks to put creators back in the center of content creation using state-of-the-art video capture, streaming and content management capabilities

Meet The Team

Sandy Watkins

Sandy Watkins

Director
Sandy Watkins has served as the Chairman of Open Lending, LLC since 1999. He has significant experience and expertise launching start-up companies in the areas of both finance and technology. Under his leadership, Open Lending has been named to the Austin Business Journal’s “FAST 50” list five times and to the “INC 5000” list of fastest growing private companies nationwide. Previously, Sandy co-founded Advanced Computer Systems, Inc.; was Chairman & CEO of Homeowners Mortgage and Equity; and worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Cindi Ellis

Cindi Ellis

Strategic Partnerships
Cindi Ellis has held marketing and advertising roles for more than 30 years in a diverse set of pre-eminent Fortune 500 B2B & B2C corporate brands including IBM and American Airlines as well as in various industry startups.
Will Watkins

Will Watkins

Marketing Coordinator
Will Watkins has 12 years of experience in business and technical development. He served as a Territory Account Manager and Business Development lead for Legacy Solutions, a telecommunications company based in Fort Worth, TX. While in Fort Worth, he received his MBA from Texas Christian University. Will was a lead technical advisor for the software integration team at Tarrant County Appraisal District.
Harry Friedman

Harry Friedman

Chairman
Harry Friedman has been in the entertainment industry since 1977. He has owned and managed production, post production, and equipment concerns in New York, Los Angeles, and Texas. These ventures have created programming for all major networks, including the television program “Rome” on HBO, and many other theatrical and made-for-TV features. Friedman has been also been involved in funding and developing numerous tech ventures.
Nick Tangborn

Nick Tangborn

CEO
Nick Tangborn is a 20-year veteran of digital media. He was Editor-in-Chief of Listen.com, which became Rhapsody. He founded the Jackpine Social Club record label, held management positions at BitTorrent and CNET, and consulted for the original Napster. In a multi-year diversion, he was COO of Batter Blaster, the aerosol pancake & waffle batter in a can. Tangborn and Batter Blaster hold the Guinness World Record for most pancakes made and served in eight hours (76,832).
Sherri Holland

Sherri Holland

CFO
Sherri Holland has served in CFO roles for over 20 years with experience in private equity, advertising, technology, real estate, and SAAS platforms. She specializes in early and rapid revenue growth businesses. Sherri has been part of executive teams that have raised over $150M in the past seven years, and has led acquisitions and mergers with large publicly traded entities. Sherri holds multiple board seats and advisory roles with technology and private equity companies.
Colette Sandstedt

Colette Sandstedt

CMO
Colette Sandstedt is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who has worked in entertainment and technology for 20+ years. As a marketing executive, she has helped define and explain brand-new industries such as online music and web-based payments. As a documentary filmmaker, her work has screened in festivals worldwide and can be seen on Discovery Network, History, National Geographic, Red Bull Media, and The New York Times.
Todd Bryant

Todd Bryant

VP of Otter Labs
Todd Bryant brings more than 30 years of hands-on experience in video, video streaming, information technologies, and cloud architecture to Otter Network. As Vice President of Otter Labs, Mr. Bryant oversees the architecture and implementation of software systems design, support, research and development and cloud deployment, as well as the design and development of unique video applications that will define Otter Network as a leader in the video platform solutions market.
Mark Tullos

Mark Tullos

Director of Operations
Mark Tullos has been in the video production and post production industry for 13 years. He has managed production and equipment rental services at NewCinema, Gear Rental, IMC, and 501 Post. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in the consumer electronics field and six years in network and server administration.
Tim Regan

Tim Regan

VP of Enterprise Sales
Tim Regan is a music industry veteran and a partner at Nine Mile, which includes Nine Mile Records, Nine Mile Touring, and Nine Mile Publicity. For 20+ years, Tim has handled marketing, strategy, sales, management, and communications for some of the most respected artists and bands in the country. With a demonstrated history of entrepreneurship and unending curiosity, Tim combines his lifelong passion for creating with a proven ability to bring leading-edge ideas to life. As a musician, he has toured internationally and recorded over 40 albums.
Kurt Pennypacker

Kurt Pennypacker

Head of Product
Kurt Pennypacker is a world-class product designer who has developed and created products and experiences for well-known brands for 15+ years. As a design director, he oversees the end-to-end design process, including design thinking research, user experience and interface design, user testing, and project/sprint planning.
Joel Calvin

Joel Calvin

Head of Video Production
Joel Calvin is an Emmy-winning cinematographer, editor, and effects artist with 12 years’ experience working on productions such as Superbowl LVI, the 2022 Olympics, Miss USA, and The Science Mill in Johnson City, TX.

Advisory Council

Richard Yuricich

Richard Yuricich is a three-time Academy Award-nominated special visual effects artist, a director, and a cinematographer. He is known for his work on BLADE RUNNER, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. He was visual effects consultant on James Cameron’s THE ABYSS for 20th Century Fox. Richard has also directed and photographed commercials and co-founded the Marina del Rey based Entertainment Effects Group.

Joe Gillespie

Joe Gillespie is a top-performing CEO in media, mobile and marketing technology, and is founder of the consulting company Digital G. He formerly served as CEO & President of Zoove, Executive Vice President/GM of CBS Interactive, Executive Vice President of CNET Networks, and CEO & COO of TechTV.

Steve Katelman

Steve Katelman served as EVP of Global Strategic Partnerships for Omnicom Media Group, where he was responsible for ensuring the OMG agencies had unparalleled exposure and insight with their largest global digital vendors. Starting with Omnicom in 1996, Steve oversaw digital strategies and investments for many of Omnicom’s clients; launched OMG’s trading desk, Accuen, in 2008; and was instrumental in the 2010 launch of Annalect, Omnicom’s Data and Analytics practice. ADWEEK named him as one of the “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn” and included him in the “12 Stars of Adtech.” Steve currently advises adtech companies and works with the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau).

Flow Nonfiction

Matt Naylor and David Rice are co-founders of Flow Nonfiction, a Clio-winning multimedia content studio that creates curated brand-commissioned projects. Matt has directed series for Netflix, Hulu, MSNBC, and Prime, and his work has won awards at SXSW, Munich, and Cinequest. Matt also wrote the screenplay for ALONE, starring Donald Sutherland and released by Lionsgate. David is co-creator/Executive Producer of Netflix/MSNBC’s Wounded: The Battle Back Home and Hulu’s Small Business Revolution, as well as Creator of Clubhouse: Music up Close.