Mr. Newman is Chief Executive Officer 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.
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.
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.
Mr. Accola is VP Professional Services & 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.
Barry Canty is Vice President 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 for New York-based Syndicate Media Group. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University.
Amzi Jackson is General Manager of Full Service Operations, responsible for overseeing MediaPlatform’s full service streaming business. He has extensive experience in live webcasting, A/V production and VOD content creation. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Video Broadcast Production from North Carolina A&T State University and holds certifications in sound engineering and audio production. Prior to MediaPlatform, Amzi was an independent webcast producer and project manager, facilitating live events for national and state government, military institutions and worldwide corporations.
Jared Hawkins is VP Product Management at MediaPlatform. He is responsible for defining and communicating the product strategy and product vision to ensure they are in line with the long-term business goals of MediaPlatform. Jared oversees competitive research and performs technology evaluations to assess product enhancement and development opportunities. He has over 13 years experience bringing leading products in the video streaming industry to market. Jared holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Montana State University.