Thinaire, an award winning pace-setter in Internet of Things (IoT) consumer engagement, promoted Michael Ventimiglia to the newly created position of Chief Product Officer, reporting to the company’s CEO, Mark Goodstadt. As part of the management team, he will further integrate product development partnership initiatives into a compelling offering in the retail and entertainment sector.
“Creating great products is all about building strong relationships with partners and consumers,” said Mr. Ventimiglia. “Thinaire’s partnerships uniquely position us to service the needs of world class enterprise businesses while staying relentlessly focused on the user.”
A design and technology veteran with a twenty-year track record of delivering innovative products, Mr. Ventimiglia joined Thinaire in April 2014 as Vice-President of Product, responsible for tracking the competitive landscape, managing the company’s product roadmap, and serving as a bridge between sales, marketing, and technology to deploy exception product offerings in the market.
Mr. Ventimiglia adds significant startup experience to Thinaire’s product team, dating back to his days as a teenager, when he was part of the core team of an Internet Service Provider. In subsequent senior level roles at startups MediaSentry and No Mystery Media, he helped teams grow from inception to raising money and successful exit
A noted thought leader in the digital media space, Mr. Ventimiglia’s work in design and media has earned him awards and credits in music, film, and television for work done with Sundance, ABC, HBO, etc.
“Michael’s drive and energy have had a major impact in the company since he joined” said Mr. Goodstadt. “His recent efforts with the technology team, IBM, and others have demonstrated a proven ability to lead our efforts in a complex landscape. I am thrilled to see him accept this promotion, which allows us to take the company to new heights in helping marketers monetize IoT.”