Richard D. Titus

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Richard D. Titus
Richard Titus.jpg
Titus in 2009
Born (1968-03-23) March 23, 1968 (age 51)
ResidenceSan Francisco, CA
Known forProducing numerous feature films, heading digital for the Daily Mail & BBC; leading product experience at Samsung
Spouse(s)Tavin Marin Titus (1999–2011) Kameron Gad (2015-present)

Richard D. Titus, FRSA (born March 23, 1968) is a technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer.


He was born in Anaheim to Richard G. Titus, an executive at defense contractor Rockwell International and later Boeing and Susan Titus Osborn, a conservative Christian author.[1]

His career began as a roadie and sound engineer for The Beach Boys on whose Summer in Paradise he worked as a recording engineer.[2] 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 launched in 2013 .[3] 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),[4] and Tag Media, the Los Angeles office of what became[5] Razorfish. In 2002 he co-founded interactive agency Schematic[6][7] 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[8] in 2007.

Richard founded production company Plinyminor with, Tavin Marin Titus,[9] 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),[citation needed] and 2006 hit eco-documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? [10] [11]

In 2007 he joined the BBC as Controller, User Experience and Design at the BBC,[12] 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.[13] In November 2008 he became the Corporation's Future Media Controller for Audio & Music and Mobile.[14] In July 2009 Titus left the BBC to become CEO[15] of Associated Northcliffe Digital, part of the Daily Mail and General Trust group. He departed in a re-structure in 2010.[16] In 2010, Richard was named one of the Wired 100[17] Richard was the chairman of the board of European video startup Videoplaza [18] until its sale to Telstra. In 2013 Richard co-founded a mobile scheduling & payment services platform. At the beginning of 2016 Richard D. Titus started working as a Senior Vice President of Product Experience at Samsung [19] [20]

Richard is currently an active angel investor and advisor to start-ups, President of Blockchain Conglomerate; Transform Group and is a frequent public speaker and futurist speaking on the impact of technology on the media and entertainment, particularly in the areas of the Blockchain, AI and the environment. He lives in San Francisco with his lover and three daughters.


  1. ^ "Christian Communicator Website". Amazon. January 1, 2009.
  2. ^ "Summer in Paradise, The Beach Boys, Liner notes". November 23, 2009.
  3. ^ " raises 1.5m seed funding". Techcrunch. November 2013.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Razorfish Reportedly to Acquire <tag> media". ClickZ. July 27, 1998.
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  7. ^ Bloom, David (December 1, 2002). "Trio's scheme is Schematic". Variety.
  8. ^ "WPP acquires digital agency Schematic". Brand Republic. September 10, 2007.
  9. ^ "Plinyminor and Voltage Join For Slate of Six Sci-fi/fantasy Films". Jive Magazine. July 13, 2006.
  10. ^ "The Amazing backstory behind the electric car movie..." San Francisco Chronicle. October 31, 2011.
  11. ^ Koehler, Robert (May 8, 2006). "Who Killed the Electric Car?". Variety.
  12. ^ "Interface Design". Design Week. September 18, 2008.
  13. ^ Richard D Titus Tumblir Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "BBC's Anthony Rose and Richard Titus get new roles in tweak to digital exec line-up". London: The Guardian. November 12, 2008.
  15. ^ "Online hotshot". Financial Times. April 9, 2009.
  16. ^ "Chief departs as Daily Mail & General Trust drops separate digital division". The Guardian. July 9, 2010.
  17. ^ "The Wired 100: Positions 51 to 100". Wired. April 1, 2010.
  18. ^ "Videoplaza adds Titus to board". TechCrunch. October 19, 2010.
  19. ^ "Richard D. Titus LinkedIn page".
  20. ^ "Samsung Customer Experience Lab Puts TV Users To The Test". HD Guru. June 20, 2016.

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