Leadership Team

 

Problem-solvers and creative thinkers from all over the world come together at GrayMeta. Our team is stacked with alumni from the world’s leading software and media companies. Now we all have a common goal: helping companies find more value than ever in their content

 
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Tom Szabo

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tom helped found GrayMeta and has been involved in its development since 2015. He has previously founded, developed and led three technology companies with market value of over $500 million (Digital On-Demand, PWM and Telanetix). Now, he’s using his understanding of developing businesses, scaling through partnerships, and relentless execution to lead GrayMeta to success.

 
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Josh Wiggins

President & Chief Commercial Officer

With over 20 years’ of experience in Operations, Systems Implementation, Customer Service, Account Management, and Sales, Josh has provided and supported technology and SaaS solutions internationally for Ascent Media, Digitalsmiths, T3Media, Deluxe Media and now, GrayMeta. He has broad experience and knowledge in metadata and content workflows with global cloud, on-premises, and hybrid-based solutions. Today, Josh leads with the same forward-thinking approach at GrayMeta, as the President & Chief Commercial Officer, where they are shaping the future of how metadata is created, curated, and consumed within organizations. By leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, GrayMeta is solving complex data challenges by increasing organizational efficiencies within Media & Entertainment as well as other public and private organizations.

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Renée Middendorf

Chief Operating Officer

As a seasoned professional in the media and entertainment space, Renée brings a multi-disciplinary consulting background that lends itself well to her role of COO at GrayMeta. She has a depth of experience spanning projects centered around business strategy, forecasting, strategic sourcing, organizational design, and business transformation. Her prior clients included leadership of teams at Paramount Pictures, Fox, Warner Bros., Disney, Deluxe and SDI Media. Now, Renée is focused on executing the business strategy, ensuring operational excellence, and maintaining financial discipline at GrayMeta.

Renee holds an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and an B.S. in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University.

 
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Chi-Long Tsang

SVP and Principal Architect

Chi Tsang is the Principal Architect Media Solutions of the Company. Chi has over 28 years of product development experience in the professional television broadcast and film industry. He has designed and developed some of the industry’s most renowned products used by the largest television networks, studios and institutions around the world. He was awarded an Emmy Award in 2011 for Technology and Engineering achievement by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received the United Kingdom’s Queen’s Award for Innovation and Technology in 1997. Chi previously held positions as CTO of ArchiMedia Technology, Inc. Vice President of Engineering at Front Porch Digital, Chief Technology Officer at SAMMA Systems, and Chief Engineer at Snell & Wilcox.

 
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Matt Eaton

Managing Director - EMEA

Matt leads business development in EMEA, where he helps organizations make the most of their content by leveraging machine learning. He has worked with broadcasters and content owners for over 25 years delivering innovative technical solutions across the supply chain. Matt draws on his industry experience working with major media organizations across the globe, as well as technical and operational leadership positions at Cognizant and Virgin Media.

Matt brings a pragmatic approach to defining strategy, designing and rolling out digital solutions for content owners. He's been instrumental in delivering solutions from production, rights acquisitions, scheduling, media asset management to end consumer apps. Matt recently led the award-winning Sky News Royal Wedding Who's Who project, pioneering facial recognition for live news events. Matt holds an international Executive MBA.

 
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Jamie Gray

SVP Product Development

Jamie has over 20 years of experience in business development, product development, and engineering. He is a certified Agile Coach with extensive experience in both business and technical applications. Prior to GrayMeta, Mr. Gray led development teams at Intuit for close to 15 years, focusing on Intuit's core Financial Data Platform powering flagship products like MINT.com, Quicken, and TurboTax. More recently Mr. Gray worked in the GIS and Drone industry, at Eagleview, where Mr. Gray led the strategy and vision for the development for Eagleview's Property Data Platform and Machine Learning Capabilities, and Dronebase, where he led Dronebase’s strategic planning for drone data, and enterprise solutions across US and Canada. Jamie leads the development of the Company’s software platform and machine learning capabilities.

 
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John Ying

SVP Product Management

John leads the strategy and execution of the product portfolio. With close to 20 years of experience in technology strategy, media operations, and application development, John brings engineering teams and business users together to solve complex problems with innovative solutions. Prior to GrayMeta, John has worked at IBM, Sony, AT&T, and Deluxe Entertainment Services, where he engaged in consulting, product development, business development, and operations strategy. John has lead development and engineering on Blu-ray authoring technology and delivered media workflow transformation solutions for several major studios. John holds an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.