Fueled by a passion for the cable industry – despite all of its quirks – Jeff founded This Technology Inc. in 2006. His company vision maintains great software should be developed and delivered in a way that allows customers the highest degree of flexibility. This principle is second only Jeff’s desire to advance the market with a solid portfolio of solutions for monetizing content on any screen. In addition to his work with This Technology, Jeff has contributed to significant cable standards, including SCTE-130 and CableLabs metadata. Through consulting engagements with Cablevision, Comcast, and CableLabs on their interactive TV and video on demand (VOD) distribution businesses, Jeff has successfully architected and deployed digital media products for the U.S. television market.
Prior to founding This Technology, Jeff was a cofounder and managing director of technology at Cauldron Solutions (now Anystream Media), where he was responsible for the technical strategy and architecture behind the company’s product line and vision. Prior to joining Cauldron, he worked as a financial consultant, systems architect, and software developer for major financial services institutions. Other industry experience includes time spent at DragonFly Mobile as director of research and development and at iPrivacy LLC, a services organization focused on the security and anonymity of Internet-based transactions.
Jeff earned both his B.S.E. in computer science and his MBA from Columbia University.
While Peter does have a keen eye for numbers, the bottom line is that he is an experienced finance executive. His corporate finance, business administration and management, fundraising, and M&A skills have been key contributors to the growth of innovative thinking in a number of industries, including the interactive entertainment, Internet, and technology realms. Peter has ensured his ideas were funded so that they could flourish while serving as CFO and Treasurer at Vision Government Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of land parcel management software technology and services. He also held CFO positions at MocoSpace, the largest entertainment destination on the mobile Internet, and at Turbine, Inc., a premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games. Prior to that, Peter held executive-level finance positions at Viisage Technology, Burntsand, Primix Solutions, and Ariba. Peter was a manager in the transaction services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and began his career at Deloitte & Touche.
Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and earned his CPA license in 1997 while at Deloitte & Touche.
John is on a never-ending quest to understand our customers’ infrastructure almost as well as our customers know it themselves. As vice president of solutions, John leads This Technology’s solutions & field engineering, customer service and support teams. Previously, he was a principal engineer for Cisco, where he was the software architect and lead developer heading the Cisco Personalization and Advertising Transaction Hub (PATH) product development team. A practicing engineer for more than 25 years, he has had extensive success researching, designing, and developing broadband, digital video, conditional access and networking equipment.
John graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the primary editor for the foundational SCTE 130 standard and coauthored “Data Broadcasting: Understanding the ATSC Data Broadcasting Standard” (McGraw-Hill). Prior to his work at This Technology and Cisco, John led the development of several Microsoft Mediaroom Acquisition Server components, was the director of software at Integrated Device Technology (IDT), and served as a senior software engineer at Skystream Networks, C-Cube Microsystems and Divicom.
Bryan’s ability to see the future of technology in the cable industry drives his passion for architecting cutting edge products and technology. . His extensive engineering and management expertise comes to life in his position as the vice president of software architecture, where he helps usher cross-platform dynamic ad insertion into the industry. Previously, Bryan served as the principal architect for Time Warner Cable’s Advanced Technology Group. In that role, he was responsible for architecture and design of advanced advertising for video platforms, Time Warner Cable’s API externalization and access strategy, and the video back office virtualized IaaS. Bryan advised and influenced senior management and stakeholders at Time Warner Cable on a variety of topics surrounding video system architecture and design.
Bryan graduated with a B.S. in computer information systems from Colorado State University and has an M.S. in telecommunications from the University of Colorado. He currently chairs a major SCTE/ISO standard and actively participates in several industry bodies including SCTE, CableLabs, and SMPTE.
A savvy product management strategist and marketing professional , Denise manages This Technology’s product management and marketing efforts. Armed with the ability to master the complex, Denise understands the nuances of managing global product and marketing teams to deliver world-class products . Before joining This Technology, she served as the director and general manager of the Harris Digital Out-Of-Home business, where she was responsible for the enterprise’s global product strategy, go-to-market strategy, product development, sales, marketing, and partnerships. Prior to that, Denise took a spin in the B2C and OEM market with Corel Corporation. As senior director of product management for Corel’s digital media portfolio, she defined the global product strategy and direction for consumer flagship brands such as WinDVD, VideoStudio and PaintShop Pro.
Denise earned her B.S. in marketing and management at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A passionate technical leader, Chris thrives on organizing, leading, and delivering innovative, business-critical technology. With a focus on product lifecycle management and software development, he believes that high product quality and speed of delivery are a result of an empowered, cohesive development team. Chris brings that same drive and ambition to THIS TECHNOLOGY as vice president of engineering.
With more than ten years of software engineering management experience, Chris has been previously tasked with building cross-functional expert development teams at several computer software and technology companies, including nCUBE and C-COR (now ARRIS Group Inc.). At THIS TECHNOLOGY, Chris is building a world-class engineering organization focused on developing and delivering enterprise-level software solutions.
Chris attended Roanoke College and Old Dominion College with a focus on computer science.
With a proven history of cross-functional success in defining and executing on strategies, Rick is geared up to help customers solve the challenges of regionalizing and monetizing their content. As the head of THIS TECHNOLOGY’s sales organization, he is focused on driving continued direct sales development in the Americas and beyond, exploring new channels, and growing the sales organization. Rick honed his skills as the senior vice president and general manager of Americas sales operations for SeaChange International Inc. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at C-COR, nCUBE Corporation, PartMiner Worldwide Inc., Telewire Supply (now ARRIS Group Inc.), Bell Industries Inc., and Avnet Inc.
Rick earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Grant has been a driving force of leadership for more than 20 years at a number of organizations in Colorado, from startups to those in transition. He brings his proven leadership expertise to THIS TECHNOLOGY to direct our delivery team and ensure client success.
As THIS TECHNOLOGY’S VP of Professional Services, Grant utilizes his project management capabilities to oversee product implementation and customization and engage in top-level client involvement. Previously, Grant delivered crucial leadership as VP of Business Support Systems at JATO Communications and VP of Solutions Delivery at EHPT USA. Most recently, as the Program Governance Consultancy Practice Lead, for Progressive Intelligence Pvt., Grant focused on delivering value through effective governance practices.
Grant graduated with a B.A. in life sciences from Washington and Jefferson College. He continued his education at Villanova University, University of Denver, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earning certificates in computer science, IT, and project management.