Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer
Jim McGovernChief Executive Officer

Mr. McGovern has been CEO of MediaPlatform since 2005. Previously, he was the CEO for six years at Marketwire, during which time the newswire service grew fourfold, ultimately being sold to an international competitor seeking to enter the U.S. market. Earlier in his career, he was President at Business.com and CTO and EVP Operations at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch. Mr. McGovern began his career at IBM, where he held roles in sales and product marketing. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD (L’Institute Européen d’Administraton des Affaires) in Fontainebleau, France.

Mike NewmanPresident

Mr. Newman is President of MediaPlatform. Prior to joining MediaPlatform, Mike was most recently VP/GM at Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), where he oversaw Polycom’s worldwide video content management and streaming business. Before Polycom, Mike was CEO and co-founder of Accordent Technologies, Inc. a high growth video content management company with operations in 13 countries. For nearly ten years, Mike was responsible for shaping Accordent’s strategic vision, running internal operations, and contributing to sales and business development. In 2011, Mike oversaw Accordent’s acquisition by Polycom, Inc. (PLCM); the transaction was recognized by LAVA as the “Most Capital Efficient Exit” of 2011. Mr. Newman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Allegheny College.

Greg PulierFounder

Mr. Pulier is a founder and president of MediaPlatform and has spent the last ten years developing rich media webcasting software products. After studying physics at Harvard, Mr. Pulier worked in the Harvard Robotics Laboratory and the New York University Robotics Laboratory. He then served as the CTO of Radiant Enterprises, developing network control systems. He subsequently joined Boston University’s Cognitive and Neural Systems department, where he studied brain sciences with an emphasis on computational and mathematical brain modeling. He also was the General Manager for new products at Digital Evolution. For the past 8 years, Mr. Pulier has been managing software teams and developing new technologies in the streaming media industry leveraging his knowledge of neuroscience and brain processing. Greg holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvard University.

Chief Technology Officer
Denis KhooChief Technology Officer

Denis is the CTO of MediaPlatform. He has more than 15 years of experience successfully leading the development of online applications. Prior to joining MediaPlatform, he was the CTO at Marketwire, the founder of Placely, a travel social media company, and Individual Network, an online media distribution company. In addition, he was formerly a technology consultant at X PRIZE Foundation, Software Architect at Ticketmaster, Project Lead at CitySearch, QA Team Lead for NetDynamics, Architecture Designer and Development Lead while at Andersen Consulting, and performed QA for Broderbund Software’s Banner Blue Division and Software Ventures Corporation. In 1997, he was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for his work in pioneering extranet applications for Health Alliance Plan. In addition to being Patent Bar Certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he currently holds numerous patents of his own. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley with a minor in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.

VP Finance and Administration
Dena KendrosVP Finance and Administration

Ms. Kendros is the Vice President of Finance and Administration of MediaPlatform. She is responsible for establishing and managing the company’s financial, human resources, legal and administrative functions. Ms. Kendros has over 20 years of experience and has managed venture financings, complex operational challenges and numerous mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Ms. Kendros was the Chief Administrative Officer at SOA Software, where she was responsible for finance, human resources and administration, including internal control procedures, forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis and presentation of financial statements. Previously, Ms. Kendros was Vice President of Human Resources at US Interactive where she was involved in all aspects of the growth of the company, a vital part of its successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999 and responsible for more than 600 employees in nine offices across the United States. Prior to US Interactive, Ms. Kendros was responsible for finance at its predecessor company, and held the position of Assistant Controller at Imagic, Inc. in Hollywood, California.

VP of Customer Success
Bill AccolaVP of Customer Success

Mr. Accola is the Vice President of Customer Success at MediaPlatform. He is responsible for delivering integrated solutions to address the challenging business requirements of MediaPlatform’s customers. Mr. Accola brings an advanced understanding of project management tools and best-practice methodology to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Business Development for the news distribution industry leader Marketwire.

VP of Marketing
Barry CantyVP of Marketing

Barry Canty the Vice President of Marketing at MediaPlatform. He is responsible for overseeing marketing strategy, lead generation, content marketing, email marketing, analyst relations, social media and PR. Prior to joining MediaPlatform, Mr. Canty worked as a marketing consultant in the luxury and lifestyle industry. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University.

VP of Sales
Darlene HoyerVP of Sales

Darlene Hoyer is Vice President, Sales for MediaPlatform. Ms. Hoyer brings 20 years of experience leading enterprise digital media technology solution sales, business development and project delivery management to our customers such as Ericsson, Adobe, Ernst & Young and Abbott Laboratories. As a key customer communications contact, Darlene assists organizations throughout the sales cycle and beyond, transitioning projects from delivery to account management.

Prior to MediaPlatform, Darlene served as Lead Video Solution Consultant for Hewlett-Packard’s Rich Media, Portals and Collaboration Practice, providing solutions and services for rich media video production, digital asset management, internal network optimization, mobile distribution, social collaboration and brand marketing. Ms. Hoyer has also held Executive Sales roles at Oracle, Inktomi and Peer Media Technologies.

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