Maker Studios is the latest Los Angeles company to recruit a Silicon Valley stalwart, hiring Ryan Lissack as its first ever CTO. Lissack, who was most recently the Senior Director of Software Engineering at Salesforce.com, joined the next-generation content network under the radar in January and has since begun presiding over a significant build out of its technology team and infrastructure.
Maker Studios Hires Former Salesforce Exec Ryan Lissack as CTO
“This opportunity to work at the intersection of media and technology was too good to pass up,” Lissack says. “Also, it’s a hell of a lot more fun working on consumer-facing products than enterprise.”
Maker is essentially the Millennial Generation’s answer to traditional Hollywood studios. It offers its content partners development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, and marketing services. This soup to nuts approach has made it home to many top online video stars, including YouTube’s all-time most-subscribed personality Ray William Johnson, Nice Peter’s infamous “Epic Rap Battles of History,” KassemG, The Game Station, and actress/comedian Lisa Donovan a.k.a. LisaNova (also a co-founder).
Lissack is actually the third highest profile addition to Maker in recent months, joining former MySpace Music President and new Maker COO Courtney Holt, as well as former Disney Executive and new Maker Chief Programming officer Chris Williams.