Leadership Team

Mio Babic

Founder, President and CEO

Mio Babic-97 SMALLMio Babic founded iStreamPlanet in 2000 and has brought the company to the forefront of the industry, leading his team in architecting, designing and implementing video workflow solutions to meet the needs of iStreamPlanet’s premium content customers.

Babic is recognized as a pioneer in digital media and speaks frequently at industry events such as the National Association of Broadcasters Show, IBC, Streaming Media, OASIS: The Montgomery Summit and more.

Babic has driven many firsts for the industry including the first implementations of digital rights management, the first live, multi-camera webcast, and the first delivery of over-the-top 60 Hz content. Babic was recently awarded Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada, and has been nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches to Sports Programming in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and in 2012 for the first live streaming of the SuperBowl.

Babic holds degrees in finance and economics from Montana State University.

Tim Davis

Vice President of Product

Tim Davis As Vice President of Product at iStreamPlanet, Davis is responsible for creating the product vision, leading the software engineering team, and delivering customer focused solutions. Davis brings with him more than 20 years of software and cloud services experience.

Prior to iStreamPlanet, Davis has broad experience in the technology industry. He has led both engineering and product management teams at small startups, Microsoft, and most recently at Amazon Web Services. His experiences range from designing and manufacturing consumer devices, providing security and encryption technology across Azure and Office applications, to Internet scale storage and distributed systems in widespread use worldwide.

Davis studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeremy Franzen

Vice President of Technical Operations

Jeremy J. FranzenAs Vice President of Technical Operations at iStreamPlanet, Franzen is responsible for the ongoing operations of the solutions and services provided to our customers. Franzen brings over 20 years in Information Security and Information Technology Operations internationally.

Prior to iStreamPlanet, Franzen was a member of the executive team in companies performing eCommerce supporting hundreds of millions of annual revenues with companies like Sephora, Salton, E-Luxury, and Ulta. Franzen was a leader in the entertainment space at TiVo focusing on International Technical Operations, supporting digital rights management and information security delivering digital assets to the consumer. While focused on information security in the internet transaction world (PCI-DSS, ITIL V3r2, AML, ISO 27001-2), he also achieved 99.995% uptime often in the Software as a Service space within multiple startups.

Franzen studied Technology, Leadership and Warfighting while at the Marine Corps College of Continuing Education.

Ron McQuate

Head of Finance

Ron McQuateRon McQuate brings with him more than 20 years of experience leading sports and entertainment organizations. As Head of Finance at iStreamPlanet, McQuate is responsible for all financial aspects of business including financial strategy and planning.

Prior to joining iStreamPlanet, McQuate spent seven years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Pac-12. McQuate’s experience also spans executive financial positions with other important organizations including the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, the Soccer, Europe, and Events Divisions of AEG, and the Cleveland Indians. McQuate’s experience leading sports and entertainment organizations positions him perfectly for the Head of Finance role at iStreamPlanet.

McQuate earned his B.S.B.A in Accounting from the University of Dayton.