As Chief Operating Officer, Christophe Louvion works closely with the M-GO executive team to oversee day-to-day operations and strategic direction for the organization.
In his previous role as CTO, Christophe was responsible for articulating the company’s holistic product and technology strategy, including platform and application development, deployment and user experience. With proven expertise building software services companies, he has driven rapid business growth for big-name data, media, e-commerce, and content companies.
As CTO and Head of Core Products for CityGrid, an IAC company, he was responsible for building global-scale platforms that enabled content and advertising to reach more than 140 million users. His work helped grow search and data capabilities for the well-known UrbanSpoon, CitySearch, and InsiderPages platforms.
Christophe led product development, life cycle, and sales operations as CTO of Gorilla Media. He drove lean and agile performance improvement initiatives that helped scale the company’s services to more than 600 leading web publishers and delivered integrated media and promotion to Fortune 500 companies. His tenure encompassed technical leadership for Atomic Online, Gorilla’s high-growth sister company.
As Vice President, Product Development and Engineering at Shopzilla, Christophe led R&D for consumer and B2B web sites, SEM systems, and the Bizrate research platform. He spearheaded the company’s transition to agile development and management, enabling growth from $60MM to over $200MM in three years and leading to the company’s $565MM acquisition. Early on in his career he was Architect/R&D lead for Bizrate and a Software Engineer for the US Attorney General’s Office.
Christophe holds an Anvar Award from The French Agency for Innovation for his early work for Cegelec in Paris. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Nancy I and a MS degree in Computer Science from Telecom Nancy/ESIAL. Christophe serves as an advisor and investor to several early-stage companies and is a mentor at Start Engine, supporting LA’s technology entrepreneurship. He rounds out his time as a Certified Scrum Coach.