Having an expert team of individuals working together is one of the main values of what we like to call the “The Liveclicker Way.” Meet some of our world class team members below who you will hear regularly from on the Video Retailer Blog.
Justin is Co-Founder and VP Market Development for Liveclicker, Inc., where he is responsible for developing the overall market for video commerce. Additionally, Justin is Founder of the Video Commerce Consortium, the industry's largest trade group devoted to advancing the use of video commerce. The VCC currently counts over half the Top 500 retailers as members along with consumer brands including Microsoft, Starbucks, Warner Bros, and Nike. Justin has extensive experience in the online marketing industry, especially as it pertains to e-commerce. Prior to Liveclicker, Justin led the services practice for WhatCounts, Inc., an email marketing services provider, where he was responsible for client strategy and development. He also founded the Email Marketing Roundtable, an industry discussion forum that represents over 1,500 email marketers worldwide including the majority of the largest online retailers in North America.
Walt Mann has worked in the areas of software design and development for over 20 years. Previously, he was principle architect at Fireclick, Inc., developing industry-leading products in web analytics and data warehousing. He was also employed by Stanford University for research in formal methods, language design, and event-based processing. Walt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Xavier Casanova is the C0-Founder & CEO of Liveclicker. He is a Silicon Valley high-tech entrepreneur, specialized in ecommerce, video applications and online marketing. He founded web analytics vendor Fireclick in 1998 (acquired by Digital River), fast media sharing company Wambo in 2004 and most recently, Liveclicker, a new startup located in Silicon Valley specialized in video commerce solutions. Xavier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Ben Kopetti, J.D. is an entrepreneur with expertise in e-commerce, law, information technology, and online marketing. Prior to managing the Account Development group at Liveclicker, Ben escaped the law firm grind by seeking bountiful opportunities online, first in the affiliate marketing world at Commission Junction and later with the online legal publishing and software giant West, a Thomson Reuters Company. Ben received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Juris Doctorate from the Gonzaga University School of Law with an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law.
Jen currently serves as Liveclicker's Marketing Manager. She has a strong background in marketing and event planning for the e-Commerce industry. Prior to Liveclicker, she led the marketing efforts for a leading email service provider. She has her Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Irvine, where she played Division I Volleyball and graduated Cum Laude. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping outdoors, snowboarding, coaching and playing volleyball, and hanging out with her husband and Golden Retriever, Milo.
Kenna Hurd joined the Liveclicker team in February 2012 as an Account Development Representative. She started her career in the television industry where she served as a Producer/On-Air Host for a national cable network. After her stint in television, she became immersed in the world of online media as she lead the online video program for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. From initial concept to final product, Kenna has comprehensive production experience in both long and short form video content, and she is fueled by a passion for storytelling. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Television and Film Production from Pepperdine University.
Born just a few miles from Beale street in Memphis, Tennessee Nicholas Vaughan Wheatley (see attached headshot) was the second son of Constance Vaughan Wheatley and Hubert Carl Wheatley. At the young age of 4 his childhood was uprooted when his father moved the family across the state to southern Appalachia in pursuit of his medical career. Against all odds Nick rose to the top of his class graduating Salutatorian from Sevier County High School and was even elected as "Most Intellectual" in his class. Nick left East Tennessee to pursue higher education at Tulane University and after graduating Summa Cum Laude Nick went on to pursue a Willy Loman'esque sales career. Now residing in Portland, Oregon (the Rose City) Nick is an avid snowboarder, kiteboarder, and soccer player. He spends his days slinging video commerce software to a "who's who" list of retail giants. One of Liveclicker's earliest employees, he finds solace in video codices, aspect ratios, and data rates. When the work day is done Nick likes to unwind with 3 fingers of Pappy Van Winkle (or other small batch Bourbon), Elvis Presley (on vinyl, of course), and the the company of his 1 year old German Giant Rabbit, Dr. Rubiks Von Wu-Tang Wheatley III Esq.
Simon Mutlu joined Liveclicker in mid-2010 after more than fourteen years in sales, marketing and management in the Internet infrastructure, web analytics, email marketing and comparison shopping industries. While working for companies such as Southwestern Bell Corporation, AboveNet, Digital River and WhatCounts, he had the opportunity to build sales and marketing organizations while developing a keen interest in online marketing services. A former music major, Simon is a father, a mentor for college students and an Ironman triathlete.