Chris Todd | President & CEO
Chris is responsible for leading Theatro’s overall direction, strategy, and growth plans. Chris is a “rollup your sleeves” type leader who is passionate about the strategy of a business. Chris believes that most every idea can be a winner…it’s all about figuring out the strategy angles to drive success! As a co-founder, Chris has been instrumental in guiding Theatro from an early innovative concept into a fast paced growth company.
Chris has 25+ years of experience in senior executive positions with small start-ups and large multinationals in a diverse array of industries, including software, networking and apps for leading hardware and software companies including Cisco Systems, AppTrigger, Metaswitch, Extreme Networks and Newbridge Networks. Chris graduated with a BBA from SMU.
Dr. Richard Nottenburg
Dr. Nottenburg, currently an investor in early stage technology companies including Theatro, previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sonus Networks, Inc. from June 2008 through October 2010. From July 2004 until May 2008, Dr. Nottenburg was an officer with Motorola, Inc., ultimately serving as its Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Nottenburg is currently a member of the boards of directors of PMC Sierra , Inc., Verint Systems, Inc., and Aeroflex Corporation.
Dr. Nottenburg earned three degrees in electrical engineering – a doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, a master’s degree from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Judith M. O’Brien
Judith M. (Judy) O’Brien is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of King & Spalding and leads the firm’s Emerging Company practice. She has over 35-years of experience working with technology companies during their critical stages of development, providing a broad array of legal services. She has incorporated hundreds of technology companies, including Sun Microsystems, LSI Logic and Juniper Networks, and served as their principal outside general counsel as they grew from a start-up to Fortune 500 status. From November 2006 through December 2010, Ms. O’Brien served as executive vice president and general counsel of Obopay, Inc., a provider of mobile payment services. From February 2001 until October 2006, Ms. O’Brien served as a managing director at Incubic Venture Fund, a venture capital firm. Ms. O’Brien was a lawyer with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, from February 1984 to February 2001, she was a partner specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
Ms. O’Brien holds a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College and a J.D. degree from University of California School of Law at Los Angeles.
Ben Ling | Kholsa Ventures
Ben Ling, Entreprenurial Investor at Khosla Ventures, who served in senior operating roles at Google, YouTube and Facebook, led a $5 million investment to Theatro in a Series A round and has joined Theatro’s board of directors.
Ben holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a master’s degree and doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Stanford University. Ben is a Department of Defense fellow and a recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s Bechtel achievement award, which distinguishes the top graduating student from its college of engineering.