IT, DIGITAL MEDIA, FUTURIST
ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF SMALL COMPANIES, FAMILY OFFICES, INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS
Startup Advisory, Contract CTO / COO, Launch, Change Management, Companies at Inflection Points.
Projects & Background
Specializing in small companies & Startups:
Private Equity Advisory & Dilligence
Vertical Garden Technology Product
DME Enterprise Management System & Customer Portal
50 Channel Mobile OTT in Mexico & Philippines
SaaS User Engagement Platform
Viral in-video eCommerce SaaS
Live on-animal video & eCommerce
CEO & Publisher of a Multimedia Publishing Company
Employee #1 to IPO & sale of broadcast.com
- Adviser to: Back To Space, and others
- Author: Nonfiction: Website Sound, Fiction: Accipiter War
- Also: Supply Chain, Energy, Defense, RFID, etc.
IT Governance and Operations for GrowCo’s portfolio of investments and companies, including: DME business JMeds.com and the medical disinfection technology company Emist.com.
Exciting new aquaponic vertical garden technology for homes, apartments and commercial growers. Self watering, self fertilizing, no soil, no weeding, grows up to 3x faster than soil.
Recruited to design, engineer and deploy digital strategy and headend technology for a proprietary cloud-based OTT/IPTV linear & VOD platform. Launched service in Mexico & the Philippines for 50+ live linear channels. Ole’ TV provided OTT/VOD/Linear TV for mobile and IPTV customers, partnering with cable operators to empower them to leapfrog legacy infrastructure.
Founding Team and fractional COO/CTO for non-technical founder, shaping direction on operations, technology, strategy, contracts and diligence, program management, corporate and business development. WhichBox is a proprietary CMS & User Engagement cloud-based SaaS Platform that helps organizations engage users to share their stories.
Recruited by PE to turnaround company, est. new model & manage day-to-day. Led growth of company and expansion in multiple markets. Transformed from revenue-share to a SaaS company. Expanded the IP portfolio. Recruited new senior mgmt team and presented at PE roadshows.
Spinoff from work at Broadcast.com. Founder, CEO & Publisher: 1st Podcasts on the web, 1st Audiobook on the web, 1st MP3 & EBook CD-ROM, eCommerce, Social Network for authors, live & on demand webcasts, etc.
“Patrick is the consummate professional. He continuously demonstrates fierce competence, dedication and the ability to both lead others and excel as a teammate. Patrick and I had the opportunity to work on hard problems and impossible circumstances in exotic places around the world, he is unflappable, determined and consistent everywhere and all the time. If you have to go to war, you want Patrick both by your side during the strategic planning and on the battlefield. It has been my distinct honor and privilege to work with him.”
Herman Spencer (“Spence”), CEO Software Built By Design
“Patrick gets it done! His experience and insights made Patrick an instrumental player on our team. Whether it was getting clearance from the heads of technology from the movie studios or managing a technology team half way around the world, Patrick would take charge and just get it all done! One of our projects included setting up a live TV headend in the Philippines able to handle 150+ TV networks. Patrick had it setup on time, under budget, and managed to develop remote monitoring from the US and automate many of its functions saving us time and money.”
Dalen Harrison, CEO Ole Media
“A true Internet and new media pioneer, Patrick is also one of those rare people who combine business sense, knowledge, technology, and common sense. His broad competencies make him the perfect person to not only wear many hats – but do so with expertise and savvy.”
Bettina Bennett, CEO WhichBox Media, Inc.
“Patrick has an uncanny ability to “see” new opportunities and applications of technology way before the market understands the potential. This is a unique gift that allows Patrick to launch new, disruptive solutions that create new markets such as streaming technology, digital publishing, and social commerce.”
Rick Jackson, Senior Director, Broadcast Services, broadcast.com/Yahoo!
“Patrick is an outstanding engineer, technology visionary and communicator with deep expertise in some of the most challenging aspects of internet. I endorse without hesitation.”
Dominic Cameron, Director & Chief Imagineer, lastminute.com (Travelocity / Sabre)
“Patrick came onboard at a pivotal moment. He was instrumental in building our in-house IT team and guiding our transition to a full production Enterprise Class platform.”
Jeff Mankoff, CEO, vPromos
“I say with all honesty that Patrick Seaman is one of the most extraordinary technology / business persons I have ever met. When I was at Intel Corporation… Patrick and Mark Cuban launched the streaming revolution. Patrick’s enthusiasm made that. I give Patrick Seaman my highest recommendation.”
John Kirby, Intel Corp
“I had the good fortune to meet Patrick during his tenure at Broadcast.com (and later Yahoo) and mine at Intel. In addition to his ability to translate technical vision into viable commercial reality, I have relied on Patrick for counsel, and a balanced view on a variety of young ventures I have been involved with. I look forward to consulting with him in the future”
David Catzel, Director, Intel Corp
“Patrick was responsible for the entire backbone of this innovative, proprietary IPTV launch – something never attempted when we decided to mount A/V cams on wild whitetail deer and broadcast from a remote research facility. This included spec and installation of a fiber net, equipment, camera design, broadcast studio, and IP network infrastructure plus commerce based web site design and oversight. We were the first to ever attempt such an aggressive live and on demand venue in the world. Patrick is the consummate professional, capable of hands-on design/implementation/oversight of end-to-end broadcasts, including custom-designed wireless AV plus Internet broadcast architecture. I highly recommend Patrick.”
Doug Morrell, Marketing Director, Deer Channel
“Patrick has a great mind, a warm heart and a mature soul. We once appeared together on a network news show and while everyone else was hyperventilating with stress, Patrick was an oasis of tranquility. And there’s nothing like having a calm and in control person like Patrick in charge of your technology.”
Steven Phenix, President, Phenix Public Relations
Entrepreneurial Contract CTO/COO, specializing in small companies and startups in transition. I am often asked to help during periods of change, growth and/or product launches. I’ve launched digital media products in exotic locales and under difficult and challenging timelines in the USA and on location in the US, Mexico, Asia and Europe.
I’d Love to Help
My Approach & Philosophy
Whatever stage you are at and Wherever your project is located, I jump right into the trenches with you to get things done.
Most of my work is through long term relationships and referrals. I get to know you and your business so that the technology can be both relevant and timely. I work to connect your business drivers and needs with the a cost effective and forward looking technology path.
As a technologist and writer, I’m very good at translating technology solutions and vision into layman’s terms. With over 30 years of multi-industry and multi-discipline experience, I bring deep business and technical savvy to the table.
Get In Touch
patrick (at) patrickseaman.com
Fort Worth & Dallas, USA