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The IBM Cloud Video Board of Directors

These are the people who guide our overall direction and philosophy, as well as provide governance and general oversight to the organization. The board includes veteran business leaders with many years of experience and a deep understanding of our industry, consumers, and technology.

Braxton Jarratt
CEO

Braxton has driven innovation and growth in senior management roles with technology and media companies, most recently as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Tandberg Television (an Ericsson Company) where he led the rapid expansion of the company into the North American television market and video on demand (VOD) software business. There he launched and secured key customers for Tandberg’s pioneering television distribution, management and advertising products, contributing to the acquisition of Tandberg by Ericsson for $1.2 billion in 2007.

Braxton joined Tandberg through their $120 million acquisition of venture-backed startup N2 Broadband, where he drove key deployments of the company’s on demand software in nearly every VOD site in North America. Previously, Braxton worked at Cox as Director of Product Strategy for the cable division and GM in the interactive media division, where he launched the first broadband internet content service in partnership with @Home. Braxton’s first tech startup experience was as the head of commercial services with Primenet, an internet startup purchased by GlobalCenter. Braxton received his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College.

John Vecchio
IBM Cloud Video Co-Founder

John’s track record for delivering enterprise-class digital video systems over more than a decade of massive technology shifts speaks for itself. He co-founded N2 Broadband, where he built the world’s first secure VOD content distribution system, earning the endorsement of Warner Brothers Studios and the rest of the entertainment industry. That system is now the standard for secure digital video content delivery and is used to distribute nearly all VOD content in the US. He then went on to build next-generation VOD management platforms for North America’s largest cable operators, who are now using the system to deliver millions of streams of SD and HD video per day in the largest cities in the US.

Before N2 Broadband, John built the industry’s first widely deployed two-way digital television platform at Scientific-Atlanta (now part of Cisco), where he was manager of the software development organization. That system is the foundation for the today’s most advanced television services and makes up almost half of the cable systems in the US. Through his groundbreaking work over the last 20 years, the systems John built now touch more than 50 million viewers around the world. John received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida State University.

Alan Taetle
Noro-Moseley

Alan Taetle joined Noro-Moseley Partners in 1998 and has focused his investment activities on software and information technology companies. In addition to his board position with Clearleap, he currently represents NMP on the boards of PureWRX and Salesfusion. Prior to joining NMP, Alan was the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for MindSpring (which merged with EarthLink in 2000). Alan joined MindSpring as its 13th employee in 1995, and oversaw the company’s subscriber growth from 4,000 to over 325,000 in just three years.

Prior to MindSpring, Alan served in various systems and product management roles with CogniTech Corporation, makers of contact management software; Itochu International, a Japanese trading company; and Electronic Data Systems, a systems integration consulting company. Alan is a past Chairman of the Florida Venture Forum and serves on the board of both the Florida Venture Forum and the Atlanta CEO Council. Alan serves as the co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Cliff Valley School, an independent school in Atlanta. Alan received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Fred Wang
Trinity Ventures

Fred has over 13 years of experience in venture capital. Prior to joining Trinity in 1999, he was a partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, making investments in infrastructure companies. Previously, Fred worked at The Boston Consulting Group working with clients such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), AT&T, and Apple Computer. Before BCG, Fred held operating positions in the New Technologies Group at Pacific Bell and at Intuit.

Fred is a board member of Western Association of Venture Capital (WAVC), an advisor to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and actively involved with the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California and the Stanford University Campaign for Undergraduate Education. Fred has an M.B.A. from Harvard University, an M.S., industrial engineering and a B.S., electrical engineering, from Stanford University.

 

Scott Feldman
Susquehanna Growth Equity

Scott Feldman is a Managing Director with Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a private equity fund affiliated with Susquehanna International Group.  SGE makes investments in growth equity and buyout opportunities in financial technology, information services, and software.  Scott focuses on the information, financial and business services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Clearleap, Credit Karma, HMP Communications, iCIMS, the JK Group and MMIT.

Prior to joining SGE, Scott co-founded Superior Street Capital Markets (SSCM) in late 1998, a boutique investment banking firm serving telecommunications and internet companies. In late 2000, SSCM was acquired by Broadmark Capital, a technology-focused merchant banking firm based in Seattle and New York with concentrations in the information services, business services, and telecommunications sectors.

Scott served as a Managing Director and Partner at Broadmark until joining SIG.  He began his career at Gabelli & Company.  Scott graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College with concentrations in Economics and Computer Science.

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