We're a team of scientists, technologists, and developers who love movies and TV. We set out to understand WHY people like things, because we believe that understanding WHY is crucial. Movies and TV programs evoke a variety of feelings and emotions that are complex, and these complexities aren't captured by ratings or rental histories. By understanding WHY, we were able to develop a powerful new suite of audience analysis tools. Find out more about what we do and how we do it.
Roderic March has over 30 years of experience in business and technology and has worked at all levels of management, including CEO, CFO, and VP of Marketing and Sales in ventures ranging from low-tech LBO’s to high-tech start-ups. He has co-founded and run several companies. Roderic has also worked as an independent consultant for clients including Sun Microsystems, TrizecHahn, and Open Logic.
Roderic earned his MBA from Stanford University and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Roderic has served on advisory boards including a high-tech start-up and a non-profit foundation.
Doug is responsible for managing (and often developing) the code and databases that support Nanocrowd's website search engine and back office analyses.
He wears about a dozen hats, doing whatever it takes to entice good behavior from all the bits and bytes that make our applications fly.
Jeff is the primary force behind the secret sauce that makes our data sizzle. Jeff has over 25 years experience developing algorithms for solving highly nonlinear systems of equations. With a background in applied mechanics and structural engineering he has developed algorithms for a plethora of projects including statistical analysis to determine the root cause of prestressed stud hang-ups in space shuttle launches.
Jeff earned his MS and PhD at UC Berkeley in Civil Engineering. He got his BA in Applied Mechanics at UC San Diego. Jeff's PostDoc was at the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim.
Cindy drives our online presence, as the UI designer and developer for our websites. Prior to joining Nanocrowd, Cindy managed the eCommerce and online banking services channel for a large financial institution and has worked in web design and development in the US, Australia and SE Asia.
Cindy earned her a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/ Marketing and continues to study digital media technology.
Tim leads our data acquisition and API efforts. Tim started programming at an early age on a Commodore 64. Often you would find him typing in and modifying programs and games from magazines of the time like RUN, BYTE, and COMPUTE!'s Gazette. Tim continued to develop his skills throughout high school and college where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Math.
Tim taught as a part-time instructor at Mendocino College where he is also a senior programmer/analyst.
Will is our Creative Consultant on all things film. Will is an actor living in Los Angeles. He has been studying and working in film-making and acting for over 15 years. With his extensive training and passion for storytelling, Will has the ability to blend his imagination with human observation to create compelling characters. He applies these same skills in helping Nanocrowd stay playful and in touch with the world of movies.
Will got his BA from UCLA and hones his acting skills taking classes at the Stella Adler Acting Academy, the Groundlings, and Actors Circle Theater.
Emily has over 10 years cross-disciplinary experience in the international film industry. She has been a manager, development specialist and consultant for companies in Canada, America, Europe and India. Emily has lent her wide skillset in projects ranging from micro-budget independent films to some of the largest blockbusters ever produced. Her background in production, marketing, branding, and consulting lend strategic thought to creative fields.
Emily has an MA in International Film Business from the University of Exeter and the London Film School specializing in audience engagement and innovation. She attended Babson college where she was a Santander X scholar and studied entrepreneurship.