Chief Evangelist at Seawell Networks
Recognized as a respected industry voice, Andy founded Techgeist, an online video consulting company, where he works on solutions that touch every part of the Over The Top distribution ecosystem, from encoding and compression to delivery and playback. He has contributed articles to popular industry media outlets like FierceOnlineVideo, and authored Real World Video Compression, a book that explains the world of video in plain English. In 2011, Andy was named to Streaming Media’s All Star List and led his former company to its first Red Herring Top 100 North America award.
Andy has worked with a number of influential startups in the streaming media space, including Inlet Technologies, Elemental Technologies, & SeaWell Networks. Having also worked with industry giants like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, he brings significant experience in the online video industry. He has both a deep understanding of the technology behind smart and effective video delivery, and expertise in product strategy and marketing, video compression and rich media solutions. His knowledge of startups, product strategy, marketing, video post-production, compression and interactive design adds to his depth and breadth of knowledge about the video space.