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Gordon Paddison

Gordon is CEO of Stradella Road, which Fast Company Magazine named to its annual list of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood.

Stradella Road represents Academy Award- winning filmmaker Peter Jackson for digital brand strategy and provides consulting and social media support for clients, including Twitter,
RealD, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, LionsGate, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros., Anchor Bay Entertainment and ABC- Disney Television.

Recently for Lucasfilm, Gordon led digital for Disney’s Lucasfilm acquisition and integration, reorganized the digital team and initiated strategic planning for ongoing development of the Star Wars franchise online.

As an investor, Gordon works with entrepreneurs at Umbel, Rockify, OpenBucks, EpoxyTV, Kite, Defy Media, Blayze, CakeHealth, Buffer and Appssavvy. As an advisor he supports GroupMe, Eventful and Simulmedia.

Awarded Variety and iMedia’s “Integrated Marketer of the Year Award” he has a dozen years senior management experience at Time Warner, bringing more than 200 feature films to market including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, while heading studio digital media buying, business development, and cross division integrated marketing.

Gordon served on the Time Warner Research Council and as a member of the Board of Governors at The American Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

e-mail: gordon [at] Linked-in:

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Openbucks 7/2012Series A$4.8M13
Buffer 12/2011Angel$400k21



  1. Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang ( [edit]
  2. Buffer Raises $400K To Help Schedule Your Twitter Blasts ( [edit]
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