Richard D. Titus
|Richard D. Titus|
Titus in 2009
March 23, 1968 |
|Residence||San Francisco, CA|
|Known for||Producing numerous feature films, heading digital for the Daily Mail & BBC; leading product experience at Samsung|
|Spouse(s)||Tavin Marin Titus (1999–2011)|
Richard D. Titus, FRSA (b. March 23, 1968) is a technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer.
His career began as a roadie and sound engineer for The Beach Boys on whose Summer in Paradise he worked as a recording engineer. This album was the first by a major artist recorded entirely on Pro Tools.
A prolific internet entrepreneur and digerati Titus founded or co-founded seven companies including most recently Prompt.ly launched in 2013 . One of the earliest was the video game division of MPCA (where he created and produced Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders), and Tag Media, the Los Angeles office of what became Razorfish. In 2002 he co-founded interactive agency Schematic whose clients include ABC, Comcast, Microsoft, Sony, Time Warner and Target and are an industry leader in User Interface for VOD systems on Set-top boxes and broadband Video on Demand services and IPTV. The company was purchased by advertising firm WPP in 2007.
Richard founded production company Plinyminor with, Tavin Marin Titus, who he was married to at the time. They produced several SciFi feature films together including Emmy nominated Mammoth, Odysseus and the Isle of the Mists, Riddle of the Sphinx and a pair of Sundance Film Festival selections: On line (which included the first scene filmed over the Internet), and 2006 hit eco-documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?  
In 2007 he joined the BBC as Controller, User Experience and Design at the BBC, overseeing its audience facing services on the Internet, Mobile, ITV and iPlayer, the latter in which his lasting legacy is the This Is Spinal Tap inspired volume control that goes to eleven. In November 2008 he became the Corporation's Future Media Controller for Audio & Music and Mobile. In July 2009 Titus left the BBC to become CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital, part of the Daily Mail and General Trust group. He departed in a re-structure in 2010.
Richard is an active angel investor and chairman of the board of European video startup Videoplaza  and a large portfolio of other companies including SlickFlick In 2010, Richard was named one of the Wired 100 and is a frequent public speaker and futurist speaking on the impact of technology on the media and entertainment. In 2013 Richard co-founded Prompt.ly a mobile scheduling & payment services platform.
- "Christian Communicator Website". Amazon. January 1, 2009.
- "Summer in Paradise, The Beach Boys, Liner notes". Artistdirect.com. 2009-11-23.
- "Prompt.ly raises 1.5m seed funding". Techcrunch. Nov 2013.
- "Razorfish Reportedly to Acquire <tag> media". ClickZ. July 27, 1998.
- Bloom, David (December 1, 2002). "Trio's scheme is Schematic". Variety.
- "WPP acquires digital agency Schematic". Brand Republic. September 10, 2007.
- "Plinyminor and Voltage Join For Slate of Six Sci-fi/fantasy Films". Jive Magazine. July 13, 2006.
- "The Amazing backstory behind the electric car movie...". San Francisco Chronicle. October 31, 2011.
- Koehler, Robert (May 8, 2006). "Who Killed the Electric Car?". Variety.
- "Interface Design". Design Week. September 18, 2008.
- Richard D Titus Tumblir
- "BBC's Anthony Rose and Richard Titus get new roles in tweak to digital exec line-up". London: The Guardian. November 12, 2008.
- "Online hotshot". Financial Times. April 9, 2009.
- "Chief departs as Daily Mail & General Trust drops separate digital division". The Guardian. July 9, 2010.
- "Videoplaza adds Titus to board". TechCrunch. October 19, 2010.
- "SlickFlick lands Seed Round". TechCrunch. November 17, 2012.
- "The Wired 100: Positions 51 to 100". Wired. April 1, 2010.
- "Richard D. Titus LinkedIn page".
- "Samsung Customer Experience Lab Puts TV Users To The Test". HD Guru. June 20, 2016.
- Titus authored "What's wrong with European Venture Capital"
- Top technology investors in Europe
- Interview in NMA
- Associated Northcliffe Digital site
- Richard Titus' corporate blog on BBC.co.uk
- Guardian Bio
- Richard D. Titus on IMDb
- Richard D. Titus discography at MusicBrainz
- Personal Blog
- Interview with Richard about The Long Tail
- Profile and interview in Design Week
- Cover story & interview in C21
- PaidContent Article detailing CEO announcement and previous career
- Richard Titus Angel profile