Steve Shannon heads Roku’s content and services group, which is responsible for establishing new content relationships, acquiring entertainment, on-platform advertising and growing services on the Roku platform. Steve has led many successful companies that have shaped the digital living room. Prior to Roku, Steve held senior executive roles at digital media companies, RealD and Gemstar-TV Guide. Steve also has deep experience growing digital media start-ups from the ground up. He co-founded iband and sold it to Macromedia after developing what is now Adobe’s Dreamweaver product line. Steve also co-founded Akimbo Systems, the first Internet video-on-demand service for television. Prior to Akimbo, Steve launched ReplayTV, the first digital video recorder and drove product, marketing, and sales strategies.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.