Sr. Director, Consumer Web Sites - Rovi
Bart Myers is an advisor and investor to early and mid stage startups as well as founder of SideReel.com. He is currently head of Rovi Corporation's internet properties, including: SideReel.com(acquired in 2011), AllMusic.com, DivX.com and AllMovie.com.
Bart manages a team of 40 delivering compelling entertainment focused experiences online for film, music and tv enthusiasts. His team includes engineering, product management, marketing, ad operations and a world class video production studio, producing editorialized entertainment video and news for distribution online.
Bart co-founded SideReel.com in 2006 where he was COO and President. SideReel.com is a website that helps people watch and track their favorite TV shows online and was the first site to embrace the, then, emerging trend of cord cutters. As COO of an early to mid stage startup, Bart wore many hats, including: online marketing and SEO, revenue generation through online advertising and affiliate revenue, strategic partnerships, getting out of the way, finance/HR/accounting, as well as doing the dishes. SideReel achieved profitability in 2008, an impressive 2 years after being founded, and was acquired by Rovi(NASDAQ:ROVI) in 2011.
Bart was a software developer and consultant with IBM Global Services out of college before joining several startups in San Francisco in a variety of roles from Project Management to operations and product management, including: NetSage, Pulse Entertainment and GUBA. Bart has a BA in Int'l Studies from the best university in the US - Evergreen State College in Washington State.