Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Kristin Dolan is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 605. She founded 605 in November 2016, bringing more than 30 years of media and entertainment experience to her role with the company.
At 605, Kristin leads all day-to- day business operations including key client relationships, product development, sales, research, finance, legal and marketing. She is also Founder and Managing Partner of Dolan Family Ventures (DFV), as well as a member of the Board of Directors for AMC Networks, MSG Networks Inc., The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), The Wendy’s Company and Revlon Inc.
Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation leading all aspects of the company’s cable operations and overseeing thousands of employees, including the company’s entire customer and field service workforce.
She also oversaw Cablevision Media Sales, the company’s advertising sales division, which was widely recognized for its pioneering data strategy that paved the way for an audience-driven approach to television advertising, providing deep insights into viewership in the New York DMA (the nation’s most influential viewing market).
Kristin has also previously served on the Foundation Board for SUNY Albany and the National Board for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT). She received an M.A. in English literature from Long Island University, an M.S. in publishing with a concentration in marketing from Pace University and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany.
co-founder & president
Ben Tatta is Co-Founder and President of 605. He brings more than 25 years of media, technology and entertainment experience to his role at the company, where he leads strategy, business development, data and client solutions.
Most recently, Ben served as President of Cablevision Media Sales, the television and digital sales division of Cablevision Systems Corporation, where he led the company’s overall media sales vision, strategy and plan including advanced advertising, product development and technology.
During his tenure at Cablevision, Ben spearheaded the first system-wide deployment of household-level addressable advertising and pioneered breakthrough audience measurement and analytics solutions using census-level set-top box data.
Prior to Cablevision Ben held senior leadership positions at such companies as USA Networks, IBM, ABC, Lagardere Media and eBay Enterprise Marketing. He received a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan Berg is Chief Technology Officer at 605. He brings deep expertise in business strategy to his role at the company, along with proven success in moving technology services and products from conception to deployment.
At 605, Dan serves as a key member of the executive leadership team, responsible for the ongoing development of technical infrastructure to ingest, warehouse, organize and interact with vast amounts of consumer behavioral data. He also oversees internal IT, cyber security and other key elements of 605’s product sets.
Prior to joining 605, Dan served as an independent strategic technology consultant, working with various clients in the financial technology, legal technology and advisory services markets. He previously held a variety of senior management positions at technology companies such as Rockit Solutions, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockefeller & Co., Inc., and First Reserve Corporation, LLC, a leading energy industry investment firm, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, respectively.
Dan is a holder of two software patents, is a member of the Society for Information Management, and is an active participant and presenter at the UConn Stamford Financial Technology Forum. He received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University.
Executive Vice President
Doug MacDonald is Executive Vice President of Sales at 605. An advanced media veteran, he brings over 20 years of experience and executive sales leadership to his position.
He is responsible for overseeing the development of the overall sales strategy and plan for 605. He will lead all aspects of sales and account management functions in support of the company’s growth objectives, and collaborate across all of 605’s departments to further develop its suite of products and services. Most recently, Doug served as SVP Digital at V12 Data, an omnichannel data provider.
Before that, he served as Vice President of Business Development at media analytics company Deep Root Analytics and, over the course of his career, also held leadership roles at mobile platform company Celtra Inc., and Adap.tv, an early pioneer of programmatic video.
Doug is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, where he earned a degree in Commercial Arranging. In the spring of 2015, he was elected to the Board of Trustees at Music for All Season, a nationally recognized non-profit whose award-winning program, “Voices of Valor,” helps military veterans through musical expression.
Senior Vice President
Finance & Administration
Ray Casazza is Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at 605. He brings more than 30 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, business management and development in media, entertainment and publishing to his role.
At 605, he is responsible for the company’s finance and administrative functions including human resources and legal. Prior to joining 605, Ray served as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Cablevision and Altice USA, where he oversaw budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and financial analysis.
He has also held senior positions at Scholastic, Walt Disney Company, HarperCollins Publishers and Doubleday Entertainment. Ray received an M.B.A. in Finance from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University and a B.S. in Marketing from St. John’s University.
senior vice president
Colleen Moraghan is Senior Vice President of Data Solutions at 605. She brings more than 30 years of advertising technology, compliance, data science and media sales experience to her position.
She is responsible for the design, development and delivery of unique and effective technology-driven solutions that increase sales by using set-top box data for audience discovery, media planning and measurement. Most recently, Colleen served as Vice President of Audience Measurement at Cablevision Systems Corporation, where she oversaw the overall development, operations and strategy for Cablevision’s audience measurement data and metrics standardization.
She was also responsible for the planning and development for client measurement, analytic and planning products such as Total Audience Application. Colleen received an M.B.A in Business Administration from Hofstra University and a B.A in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology, and is also a long-time member of WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications).
senior vice president
marketing & communications
Charlstie Veith is Senior Vice President of Marketing at 605. She brings deep expertise across cable, telecommunications, digital media and advertising to her role at the company.
In her position, she oversees and directs the vision, strategy and execution of 605’s marketing and communication activities. Most recently, Charlstie served as Vice President of Media Relations at Cablevision Systems Corporation, where she led communication efforts for Cablevision Media Sales, Lightpath, Optimum Business and the company’s technology, network and engineering initiatives.
She had previously held a variety of senior management positions in the technology practices of premiere public relations firms such as Cohn & Wolfe and Euro RSCG Magnet (now Havas Worldwide). Charlstie has been recognized for her work on various technology campaigns throughout her career by the Wall Street Journal, PR Week, the Holmes Report and the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC).
She is a member of the ACC, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) and CTAM in New York. Charlstie received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Lehigh University.
Sal Romanello is General Counsel of 605. Sal brings over twenty years of legal experience to his role, having represented numerous companies in a wide range of commercial disputes, including trade secret, insurance, employment, financial services, licensing and intellectual property matters.
As General Counsel, Sal’s role at 605 includes drafting and negotiation of client and vendor agreements relating to data and information licensing, and professional service agreements, as well as providing general legal support and counsel to the entire organization.
Prior to joining 605, Sal was a partner in the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group at the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he started his legal career in 1996.
Sal is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fordham Law Alumni Association, and Chair of its Engagement Committee. He also serves as a member of the Rockville Centre Zoning Board of Appeals. Sal previously served for nearly ten years as the Pro Bono General Counsel to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the world’s largest non-governmental funder of childhood cancer research grants. Sal has been recognized as a leader in Business Litigation by SuperLawyers Magazine.
Sal has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, and received his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard M. Berman, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. He is admitted to practice in New York State, and in various federal courts throughout the country.
Group Vice President
Product & Client Solutions
Gaurav Shirole is Group Vice President of Product and Client Solutions at 605. Gaurav’s career has focused on building analytics products and quantitative behavior analysis for consumer businesses and political campaigns, as well as extensive tactical knowledge such as database technology and experimental design.
At 605, he manages product development and client engagements to optimize programming and audience-based advertising. Most recently, Gaurav served as Founder and VP of Product and Client Services of AMG, where he led data science engagements focused largely on target modeling and media optimization.
Before AMG, Gaurav served as a Senior Analyst in Digital Advertising for the 2012 Obama campaign and Lead Analyst for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He also has previously held analyst positions at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Obama for America and Cornerstone Research.
Gaurav received a B.S. in Business and a B.A. in Political Science at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Group Vice President
Peter Foley, Ph.D., is Group Vice President of Analytics at 605. Peter brings more than ten years of experience in consumer behavior and political modeling, statistical computing and methodology, survey analysis to his role.
At 605, he leads the analytics team and manages 605’s behavioral modeling and experimentation. Most recently, Peter served as Director of Analytics at AMG, where he managed predictive modeling for AMG’s clients, including overseeing the buildout of their automated modeling tools. He was also founder and Technical Chief of Pivotal Targeting/Lightbox Analytics.
Peter received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where his research focused on voter ideology, ideological stability and influence, and the neurological factors underlying political preferences.
He also holds B.S. degrees in Social Sciences and in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the California Institute of Technology.
group vice president
Chris Frommann is Group Vice President of Technology at 605, bringing more than ten years of experience in software engineering to his role. At 605, he leads the engineering and product teams in development of media planning and analysis software. Most recently, he served as a Digital Service Expert at the White House for the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). Chris was also a Founder and VP of Engineering for AMG, and together with a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, analysts and media experts, led the development of AMG’s media optimization platform and suite of tools, including OMAR and Headmaster.
Before AMG, Chris led the design and development of the Democratic Party’s state-of-the-art platform for the reporting and visualization of media spending, polling and other critical campaign data, and held a number of technical roles at startups and in industry, government and politics.
Chris received an M. Eng of Computer Science from Cornell University and a B.A. in Computer Science and Political Science from Cornell University.