Tom Pickett is CEO of Ellation, a leading OTT video business that includes brands such as Crunchyroll and Creativebug. Ellation builds premium video experiences for passionate fans and provides sustainable business models for content creators. Ellation’s major funding comes from Otter Media, a joint venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T. Tom joined Otter from Google, where he was the Vice President of Content for YouTube, responsible for global content partnerships & operations including the YouTube Spaces initiative. Previously, he was a Director in AdSense Operations and worked on Google’s Business Operations team. Prior to Google, Tom was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He also served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy as an F/A-18 pilot and “Top Gun” graduate reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Tom received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with honors from Rensselaer Polyte chnic Institute and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.