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Ryan O'Toole

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Founder, CTO, Stadio. Previously Lecturer, University of Southern California. University of California, San Diego grad.

Founder, CTO, Stadio. Previously Lecturer, University of Southern California. University of California, San Diego grad.

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Founder, CTO Stadio September 2012 - present
Lecturer University of Southern California August 2014 - December 2014
Senior Product Manager ZestFinance October 2011 - September 2012
Founder, VP of Product September 2010 - October 2011
Research Assistant Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) September 2008 - August 2010
Technical Producer CBS Television Studios February 2005 - November 2007
Web Developer Taylor & Pond Interactive June 2001 - December 2002
Web Monkey GameSpy Industries June 2000 - August 2000


M.I.T Media Lab Center for Civic Media and the Computing Culture Group 2008 - 2010
University of California, San Diego Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts & Music, minor Computer Science & Engineering 1998 - 2003

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  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Distribution Partnerships
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • SaaS Product Development
  • • SaaS sales
  • • data mining
  • • Wireless Technology
Markets of Interest
  • • Mobile
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Sports

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noah feehan
They're my school  •  Senior Creative Technologist, The New York Times and Maker, The New York Times. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad. Harvard grad.
Ryan is easily one of the best people I've ever worked with in any capacity. He's deeply empathetic and thoughtful, technically masterful, a ... nd his breadth of expertise outshines anyone else in the room. His honest curiosity and humble demeanor make him a delight to be around, whether you're working on a project together or just asking for his honest feedback. Ryan's internal compasses, both strategic and moral, are reliable and unflagging. If you find yourself in a position where you might work with him, say yes!
Jake Hoppe
We worked together  •  Business Development, Enphase Energy. Previously Summer Associate, Aetna.
Solid experience in mobile
Nickolas Peter Chelyapov
They're my friends  •  Founder, Curious Sound Objects and Creative Director, Nickolas Peter. University of Southern California grad.
Ryan has a wonderful combination of intelligence, drive, and warm personality.
Robinson Farrar
We worked together  •  Webmaster, Purple States. Previously Intern, EverTrue. McGill grad.
Ryan has a tremendous mind for understanding a system and its consequences. This came up in both technical engineering contexts and with res ... pect to user engagement and social goals. He cut through extraneous objectives to shed light on what was of the utmost importance. His capacity for clarity was approachable, never dismissive. He was a guiding perspective for me when I was first entering the startup scene.
Eric S. Kuhn
They're my friends  •  VP Product at Science Mobile, Science and Head of Product Management, Science. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Ryan is an extremely intelligent and experienced technical co-founder with excellent business chops. He's been through the startup process b ... efore with and knows his stuff. Any entrepreneur would be very lucky to find him or herself with Ryan as a co-founder
Josh Levinger
They're my school  •  Double MIT grad. Cmdr @Spacedog, a multi-dimensional digital agency. Prev Director of Tech @Citizen Engagement Lab, non-profit accelerator.
Ryan is a deep thinker, with a great blend of technical skill and real-world impact analysis.
Breton Hornblower
They're my friends  •  Product Marketing Manager, RNA, Genome Editing & Synthetic Biology, New England Biolabs. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Ryan has a consistently high level of drive and a knack for developing cross-disciplinary networks of talented individuals.
Jeff Kwong
They're my friends  •  Contract Technology Consultant, Software Developer, Self-Employed and Technology Lead, Nimble. Tufts grad.
Ryan is highly motivated and has a comprehensive understanding of technology. Despite having met him non-professionally, he's always eager t ... o talk about whatever project he's currently obsessing over. A brilliant and personable guy.
Peter Brinson
They're my friends  •  Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Southern California. Previously Part Time Lecturer, University of California at San Diego.
Ryan is great at understanding the broad issues of a problem at the same time he distills the details. He is creative and analytical equall ... y. Also, he thinks big as he looks to the future.
Coco Krumme
They're my friends  •  agriculture, data science, product, Planet Labs and professional faculty, data science program, UC Berkeley.
Ryan is the shiniest kid on the block--- it'd be a mistake not to work with him on anything and everything (or at the very least most of it) ... !
Lenny Kessler-Vaschetti
They're my friends  •  Worked , . Previously Fund Manager, Shânti. Brown grad.
Ryan is cool, energetic and driven. He has very good technical knowledge and excellent communication skills.
John Durkin
We worked together  •  Sr DevOps Engineer, Live Nation Entertainment and Owner, J2D3. Yale grad.
He already is one.