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Management Team

Management Team

David Shull
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Shull Mr. Shull has served as our President and CEO and a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. He has deep experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital media fields and served as Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel cable network from January 2016 until its sale in September 2018 and served as Group President, TV of The Weather Channel group from May 2015 to January 2016. Prior to The Weather Channel, Mr. Shull held various executive roles from October 2004 to May 2014 at DISH Network and EchoStar, including Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Senior Vice President, Programming, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, and Vice President, Operations.

Mr. Shull holds a B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Oxford University.
Peter Halt
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Halt Mr. Halt has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2012. Mr. Halt joined the Company (then Rovi) in May 2008 in connection with the acquisition of Gemstar, and served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Halt previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Gemstar from March 2004 to May 2008.

Mr. Halt holds a B.S. in business from the University of Southern California.
Michael Hawkey
Senior Vice President and General Manager, User Experience
Michael Hawkey Mr. Hawkey has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, User Experience since September 2015. Prior to joining the Company (then Rovi), Mr. Hawkey was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Sling Media, Inc., a former subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, from 2012 to 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Hawkey worked as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for EchoStar Technologies, a communications technology company. He has also held leadership positions at Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) Americas and STMicroelectronics.

Mr. Hawkey holds a B.S. in computer engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Walt Horstman
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Media and Advertising
Walt Horstman Mr. Horstman has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Media and Advertising since March 2017. TiVo’s Advanced Media and Advertising team improves consumer discovery and engagement with content through conversation, search and recommendations and increases advertising targeting and effectiveness with advanced data across all devices and platforms. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Horstman held various positions at Visible World, a provider of targeting and customization solutions for TV advertisers that was purchased by Comcast Corporation in 2015, including serving as President of the AudienceXpress business from January 2013 to December 2016 and as Senior Vice President of Media Solutions prior to that. Mr. Horstman also previously held senior positions at both Cablevision and Accenture.

Mr. Horstman holds a B.S. in economics and German literature from Amherst College and a M.S. in business administration, marketing and technology management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sean Matthews
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Sean Matthews Mr. Matthews has served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development since September 2014. Prior to joining the Company (then Rovi Corporation), he served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for ARRIS Group, Inc., where he worked from April 2013, when ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home business from Google. From June 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Matthews served as Vice President Converged Solutions Finance for Motorola Mobility (while it was a subsidiary of Google). Previously, Mr. Matthews worked as Vice President Convergence Strategy for Motorola Mobility and in various capacities at Motorola, Inc., including Vice President Home and Networks Strategy, and Business Manager, Optical Transport Products. Prior to joining Motorola in 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Synchronous, Inc., an optical networking equipment manufacturer. Mr. Matthews spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen in its software and Internet technology corporate finance practice.

Mr. Matthews holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Matt Milne
Chief Revenue Officer
Matt Milne Mr. Milne has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since January 2017. Mr. Milne joined the Company (then Rovi) in February 2011 and served as Senior Vice President, CE Sales from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Milne served as our Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing from January 2012 to May 2014 and as Senior Vice President responsible for Tier 1 Intellectual Property Licensing and Sales from May 2014 to April 2016. He served as SVP and GM of Intellectual Property and Licensing from April 2016 until his promotion to Chief Revenue Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Milne held various sales, marketing and product leadership positions at DivX, MediaFLO USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated), Viewsonic, Gateway, Inc., Cameo Technologies and Western Digital.

Mr. Milne holds a B.A. in business from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Arvin Patel
Executive Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Arvin Patel Mr. Patel has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer since August 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Patel served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Technicolor S.A, a video technologies supplier, from August 2015 to June 2017. Mr. Patel previously served as Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Licensing at Rovi from April 2011 to July 2015.

Mr. Patel holds a B.A. in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the California Western School of Law.
Connie Puglia
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Connie Puglia Connie Puglia has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since June 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Puglia served as Global Vice President, Human Resources for NetApp, a leading hybrid cloud data services and solutions provider, from 2015 to 2018 and as Global Vice President, Human Resources for Avaya, a global provider of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, from 2011 to 2015. With more than 20 years of experience in designing and implementing global HR models and strategic plans that deliver improved business results, Ms. Puglia also previously held positions at Zipcar and Aspect Software where she was responsible for organizational change strategies, leadership development, and strategic talent management initiatives.

Ms. Puglia holds a B.S. in management from Merrimack College.
Pamela A. Sergeeff
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Pamela A. Sergeeff Ms. Sergeeff has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since December 2013. Ms. Sergeeff also serves as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Sergeeff joined the Company (then Macrovision) in 2003 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the legal group, including serving as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel from 2011 to 2013 and as Vice President and Associate General Counsel from 2007 to 2011.

Ms. Sergeeff holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Sergeeff is a member of The State Bar of California.

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