Paul Shen is an expert in the digital video area and a successful serial entrepreneur. Paul was the founder and CEO at Imedia Corporation, a leader in digital video communication that was acquired by Terayon in 1999. Imedia Corporation delivered the first statistical re-multiplexer, CherryPicker, which played a central role in digital television distribution in cable and satellite TV services. Previously, Paul defined the hardware architecture for General Instrument's first all-digital television system and the first digital high definition television (HDTV) system. He served as a General Instrument representative to the MPEG Committee, where he chaired the MPEG4 Syntax Group and led the effort to define a new object-oriented descriptive language. Paul holds 10 patents. Paul's most recent U.S. company, Open Harbor, where he was co-founder and CEO, provided web-based services for international trade facilitation. Paul has a B.S. from the New York Institute of Technology and a M.S. degree from M.I.T., under well-known professor William Schreiber.
EVP Business Development
Kap Shin founded Zing networks, an early online photo sharing and rich-media community site that partnered with Hewlett Packard, Sony, Canon, Casio, Nikon, and Konica. Winner of several awards including Forbes Favorite, CNET #1 Photosite, and Fortune Magazine Cool Company, Zing was acquired by Sony ImageStation. After Zing, Kap went on to be CTO at AirPrism, Inc., a mobile device management solution provider. He led the design effort of a new class of enterprise software for mobile device management to allow corporate IT to centrally manage a large number of mobile devices (PDAs, laptops, smartphones) over wireless networks (802.11, GPRS, CDMA). Product recognitions include Planet PDA Product of the Year 2003 and Mobility Award 2004. Kap was also VP of Strategic Technology Sourcing at JPMorgan Chase and Management Consultant at Bain & Co. Kap earned a B.A. in Computer Science from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard.
Senior VP, Business Operations
Dan Lofgren's career spans over 20 years in Silicon Valley high technology companies, first as a software engineer and engineering manager, then as a product manager. He's worked for both software and hardware companies, in Internet services, telecommunications, e-commerce, and digital video, and has also consulted (as owner of Numerate Solutions) on quantitative marketing topics such as pricing and ROI. Dan was most recently VP of Product Management for TVU Networks. Dan spent four years as VP of Product Management at Open Harbor (web services for international trade facilitation); before that, he was Director of Product Management at Beyond.com, an e-commerce company. Dan has a B.S. in Applied Math from Yale.
VP Customer Support
Chris Bell is responsible for spearheading TVU Network's mission to ensure every transmission from TVUPack is successful. Chris has 22 years of IT support and management experience with a solid reputation for building world class support organizations. Prior to joining TVU Networks, he was Director of Technical Operations for Time Warner Cable, overseeing all IT, Engineering, and Operations for four television channels in three top 50 US markets. Before Time Warner, Chris spent 8 years with Compaq and Hewlett Packard in a variety of management roles and was heavily involved in launching both PCMCIA and 802.11 technology across Europe. Chris is based in TVU Networks' North Carolina office.
VP of Content and Media Sales
Based in New York City, David Robertson brings to TVU networks solid sales and sales management experience, with a strong specialization in media, entertainment and sports spanning the last 20 years. Dave started his career in television, at Cox Broadcasting and then ABC, before joining Turner Broadcasting as VP Sponsorship Sales Turner Sports where he was responsible for all sponsorship revenues, and later VP of Sales CNN Interactive. Most recently David was Director of National Media Sales for PGA Tour.com and VP of Sales at Collegiate Images. David is a graduate of Northwestern University with a BA in Communication.
VP of Marketing
Eric Chang oversees all global marketing efforts for TVU Networks including product marketing, branding, advertising, public relations, tradeshows, demand generation and web marketing. Prior to TVU Networks, Eric was Director of Product Marketing at Mindjet where he oversaw the go-to-market launch of the company's new Salesforce AppExchange application. He previously spent three years as Director of Marketing Strategy at ELM Resources, a leading SaaS solution provider to colleges and universities. Before joining ELM, Eric led marketing and product management teams at human capital management leader ADP. He was also previously Director of Marketing at consumer products company Mattel, Inc. where he oversaw multiple retail software product lines. He started his marketing career at the Coca-Cola company as Internet Marketing Manager, leading online branding, advertising and promotional efforts. Eric has a BA from UC Berkeley and a MBA from the Peter Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University.