Chris Rothey is President of Content Watch where he focuses on helping families effectively manage technology in their home. With more of our lives moving into a digital world, Content Watch is focused on providing the tools parents need to become digital parents.
Chris has extensive experience in the mobile space, with particular focus on geolocation and advertising. He has done led global teams in technology management, product development, and product marketing. Prior to Content Watch, Chris was the CEO of Radiate Media, a company he started through the spinout of assets from Nokia, where he was a Vice President running Nokia’s global Location Based Advertising group. Prior to Nokia, Chris was an executive at NAVTEQ, the world’s largest digital mapping company. There, Chris focused on providing live traffic content into the map, monetized through location-based advertisements.
Chris arrived at NAVTEQ through their acquisition of his company, Traffic.com, in 2007 where Chris was a co-founder and COO. Traffic.com was a start-up based on design work that he and Michael Burns completed while getting their Masters degrees. There he helped grow the start-up to $65 million in annual revenue and 750 employees by the time it went public on the NASDAQ in 2006. Chris was deeply involved in the planning and execution of the IPO, including writing the S-1 prospectus and completing the road show.
Chris began his career as an officer in the US Navy where he served for five years as a submarine officer.
Prior to the Navy, Chris attended the University of Pennsylvania on a Navy scholarship. There he completed the University’s Management and Technology Program, earning a Bachelors degree in Finance at the Wharton School as well as Masters and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering at the Moore School.
Chris is married to his wife, Kelly. Together they have four children.