Titan Platform US Names Richard Sussman as Chief Revenue Officer

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Titan Platform US Names Richard Sussman as Chief Revenue Officer

  • Titan adds top talent to revenue team for “Smarter Content Across Smarter Devices” set-top hardware and software company
  • Sussman headed data and monetization for TiVo/Rovi, Gracenote, Interpublic Group (IPG) and The Nielsen Company

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–Titan Platform US, a global creativity and technology development company based in Santa Monica, CA, announces the addition of digital media entertainment executive Richard Sussman as Chief Revenue Officer to head revenue, growth strategy and business development for the U.S.

“As we build out the US market for Titan and look to differentiate as a challenger brand, it all starts with top talent,” said Adrian Sexton, CEO, Titan Platform US. “Based on Richard’s successes driving strategy and monetization across TiVo/Rovi, Gracenote, IPG, Nielsen and multiple start-ups will put Titan Platform on the global map for advertisers and businesses seeking to use data and video content to create more engaging consumer experiences.”

Richard Sussman, Chief Revenue Officer for Titan Platform US, has more than eighteen years of experience as founder, board member, advisor and investor in a number of VC-funded, early-stage companies. Sussman comes to Titan from TiVo/Rovi with a proven track record in public companies including The Nielsen Company, which acquired Netratings for $328M where Sussman was revenue head. Nielsen then purchased the remaining interest in Nielsen Buzz Metrics for $47M which became Nielsen Digital where Sussman was monetization lead for its M&E business. Sussman was also business development lead at Baseline, Inc., acquired by Gracenote for $50M, and continued in this role when Tribune Media acquired Gracenote for $170M, then recently sold to Nielsen for $560M.

Sussman oversaw the strategy of $500M in media spend strategy and optimization for companies like Hyundai-Kia, Logitech, PepsiCo, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and Lionsgate Films. Sussman led partner and client growth closing several ten-digit multi-year SaaS, licensing and data solutions deals representing over 150 accounts with Google, Apple, Disney, Viacom, Netflix, NewsCorp, Samsung, Comcast and others.

Sussman will lead growth strategy and monetization for Titan across the ecosystem platform with an emphasis on revenue partnerships, licensing and hardware sales for the smart set-top and display devices. He will also focus on related data discovery to inform the content and marketing offerings for the group. Sussman is building out a monetization team with key hires from Samsung and T-Mobile.

“There are a lot of companies chasing platform innovations in AI, VR, IoT, and content-to-commerce services and they’re struggling to find their market position. Titan incorporates all of these diverse platforms into one agnostic ecosystem, providing media and technology gateways for home, education, medical, government and business,” said Sussman. “I’m excited to build Titan’s business solutions at this nexus of content, data and technology.”

About Titan Platform US:

TiTAN Platform is a smart content and device company disrupting multiple industries. We are unifying software and hardware to create an ecosystem that connects smart homes and businesses to entertainment and IoT (Internet of Things) technology. The product line includes TiTAN play, a transactional, encrypted and AI-based content platform; TiTAN core, an all-in-one smart home and entertainment hub that manages smart devices; and, TiTAN out-of-home content-to-commerce digital signage.

With offices in the US, South Korea, Singapore and China, TiTAN has raised over $32M to date with five years of R&D investment.

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