David Villano is Chief Operating Officer, Ad Tech, providing the vision and leadership to drive the business’s long-term technology strategy, Product Development, and Operations.
Villano brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in media and technology, and is widely respected as a thought leader in the video advertising space. Before joining Imagine, he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Magnetic, an artificial intelligence company that uses machine learning to deliver smarter, faster, and more effective advertising.
Prior to that, Villano was CTO at Operative Media Inc., where he was responsible for the development of a multitenant SAAS ad management platform hosting over 300 clients and managing over $9B in client revenue. He joined Operative Media after a 14-year tenure at Cablevision, where he was credited for establishing many of Cablevision’s core technology standards, processes and methodologies.