Bill Routt

Bill Routt

High Performing COO/SVP Operations Specializing in Technical Operations Turnaround, Start-Up and Integration

Executive Summary

Innovative and results-driven COO with an impressive career demonstrating visionary leadership and outstanding performance in turnaround and transition within cutting-edge software and telecommunications companies. Persuasive communicator with a proven ability to build high performing teams, influence key internal/external stakeholders and establish a cooperative climate across departments. Direct and decisive management style that focuses on creating a culture of execution that consistently delivers measurable results for customers and investors.

Core Competencies

Strategic Planning and ExecutionEngineering/Project ManagementCustomer/Vendor Management
Credibility-based LeadershipInvestment/Sales ProcessContract/SLA Negotiation
Continuous DeliveryRevenue Growth/Expense ControlHiring/Developing Talent

Work experience

Work experience

Chief Operating Officer

Jun 2013 - Present

MobiTV is a global leader in white label OTT video delivery in and outside the home. Customers include Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, SoftBank, DT and Reliance (RIL). As COO, I have the privilege to lead Engineering, Operations, Product and Program Management. Together we have built a truly best-in-class multi-tenant, end-to-end OTT Platform, with cutting edge media distribution technology. Our client software runs on Android and iOS mobiles and tablets, PC/Mac and our own HDMI streaming stick. Responsible for building and executing strategic plans that drive revenue for MobiTV; meeting/exceeding financial and operational objectives that create value for customers and investors and hiring/developing a high-performing team. Everything we have accomplished is built on an unparalleled culture of strategic execution.


Selected Achievements

  • Championed the evolution to Scrum/Agile development process; generating a 40% increase in per-squad throughput within first quarter following transition (2Q13); materially reducing time-to-market for customer features
  • Reduced Engineering expense by 45% Q/Q from 2012-13
  • Created a DevOps team/culture to drive towards Continuous Delivery; reducing time-to-market for new customer integrations from 16 weeks to 8-12 weeks.
  • Established MobiTV as an industry leader in highly available, massive scale live events (NFL/Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup, NASCAR among others)
  • Established a college-recruiting program in 2013 that has become an important resource for attracting talented engineers

SVP Operations

Jun 2009 - Mar 2013

Led an organization of over 100 responsible for the deployment, operation, monitoring and testing of both an end-to-end managed service platform as well as in-network deployments at DT and Reliance (RIL); managed network operations, systems engineering and systems integration, tier 2 and 3 support, QA, customer care, information technology and security.  Turned around technical operations - from worst to first among internal business units - and established/restored customer confidence in system availability.


Selected Achievements

  • Increased overall system availability 10X to 99.99%; instrumental in winning the NFL Mobile business with Verizon
  • Implemented first-ever big data at MobiTV (Hadoop), which reduced our delivery time for live event customer reporting from 10 hours to 10 minutes
  • Successfully migrated datacenters, saving over $500K annually

Senior Manager, Network Development

Nov 1998 - Jun 2009

Senior Manager, Telecom Design Engineering - Messaging (July 2007 - June 2009)/Video and Gateways (January 2005 - July 2007)/Technical Laboratory (March 2003 – January 2005)

Provided strategic leadership and tactical direction for all design, development, test and integration of text, multimedia messaging/streaming and wireless web across Sprint’s CDMA and iDEN networks for a leading a communications services company; owned all design, development, test, integration and customer experience for messaging infrastructure and services responsible for $1B+ in annual revenue.


Selected Achievements

  • Delivered three complex infrastructure vendor replacement programs with capacity of 90K+ transactions per second; increased teams by 100+ people and boosted annual budgets by $50M+ in 2008 and again in 2009
  • Consolidated legacy iDEN and CDMA wireless web gateways, providing a single platform for both iDEN and CDMA subscribers and delivering multimillion dollar savings.
  • Partnered with key vendors to deliver innovation; introduced the first ever streaming media over mobile phone and first ever SIP over CDMA in North America
  • Provided consulting services to vendors, CDMA alliance partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Additional Work History

Oct 1994 - Nov 1998
Sprint, BSE & GTE
  • Manager, Network Integration (2000 - 2003)/Network Lead, EPMO (1998 - 2000)
  • Commercial Software Development Manager, Business Software & Equipment, Overland Park, KS (1996-1998)
  • Manager, General Telephone & Electronics, Winston-Salem, NC (1994-1996)

Adjunct Professor

Feb 2014 - Present
Math/Computer Science Department, Diablo Valley College
Adjunct Professor,, Pleasant Hill, CA ▪

Adjunct Professor

2005 - 2007
DeVry Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor,, Kansas City, MO



Strategic Business Leadership: Creating and Delivering Value

University of Chicago

Master of Science

Southern Methodist University


Bachelor of Science

DeVry Institute of Technlolgy


Bachelor of Arts

Florida Atlantic University