Mark Tilden is an original shareholder of FlightStats, and was the co-founder and CTO of Sight & Sound Software, the predecessor company to FlightStats. Mark spearheaded Sight & Sound’s work in the on-line travel technology sector, and helped lead the sale of the company to Datalex plc. He was responsible for the development of American Airlines’ Personal AAccess product, and for the development of the BookSmart booking engine. Prior to Sight & Sound, Mark worked at Tektronix for nearly 17 years in software and hardware engineering and engineering management roles, and he has extensive experience leading technology development projects. He holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and has completed course work toward a masters in Computer Science.