Richard W Verdoni
“ With his training, experience and international perspective, Richard Verdoni brings great value and talent to the position of Chief Technology Officer for Digidev. ”
With his training, experience and international perspective, Richard Verdoni brings great value and talent to the position of Chief Technology Officer for Digidev. He has devoted his career to technology development and progress, starting with a four-year stint as a U.S. Naval photographer that gave him the opportunity to learn about various multi-media innovations, including advanced imaging protocols. His studies continued at the University of Michigan with a focus on Art and Computer Science. Subsequently, he became involved in the Silicon Valley boom of the 1990’s, notably as an associate producer for a third-party video game developer in conjunction with the Atari Corporation. His various accomplishments included new methods for rotoscoping, sprite development and color computation. He went on to consult for DIVATV, an SRI spin-off, which was eventually sold to Comcast and was one of the first adopters of IPTV. At that time, Verdoni was instrumental in providing new methods for VOD content delivery. In search of new challenges, Verdoni partnered with Joe Bretz on several different, successful multi-media start-ups and web-design businesses which have serviced and developed applications for hundreds of clients over the past fifteen years. In 2006, Verdoni moved to Mexico City, where he and Bretz opened up an office and continued to develop emerging technologies, focusing on IPTV and multi-media applications. During that time, Verdoni was engaged as IT consultant to the U.S. State Department’s embassy in Mexico City. He recently returned to California where he plans to dedicate his full productive time and energies to furthering the deployment of Digidev’s platform and future growth.