Many of us joined Plex after having already been members of the Plex community, a community very near and dear to our hearts. Some of us are movie buffs. Some are news junkies. Some are passionate about music. Some are budding photographers or videographers. But one thing we all share a love for media! And we love that the constantly evolving landscape of mobile and connected devices gives us the opportunity to improve the way you discover, enjoy, and share all of your media on all of your devices.
Always being kind to each other, no matter what
Being humble about who we are and what we accomplish
Looking for opportunities to drop everything and help
Caring deeply about our mission, team, and customers
Remembering our social and global responsibility as a team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Strategic Alliances
VP, Finance & Corporate Controller
Director, People Operations
Keith Valory is CEO of Plex, the streaming media app that organizes your favorite content and streams it to all your devices. Keith and his team are working to provide consumers an easier way to discover, organize, and enjoy the content they love. Keith has nearly two decades of experience in executive and founding member positions spanning several industries. Prior to Plex, Keith was COO of Bracket Computing where he was responsible for corporate strategy and all business operations, including finance, business development, legal, operations, human resources, and information technology. Previously Keith spent five years at Cisco in various executive positions including running strategy and operations for the $2B Security Group, where he was responsible for business acquisition planning and execution, go-to-market planning and strategy, program management, business operations, and acquisition integration. Keith was the Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel at IronPoint Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco for $830M. Keith was also an associate at Venture Law Group where he represented technology companies on venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, licensing transactions and regulatory compliance.
Scott Olechowski is Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Plex. He is responsible for driving the product strategy, product management and business development for Plex’s suite of personal media software and services.
Over the past fifteen years, Scott has applied his entrepreneurial know-how and spirit to a number of software & Internet focused start-ups. His professional experience includes executive positions in product strategy, business development, marketing, and international sales for a number of established brands such as Cisco, PostX and IronPort. He is an expert in cryptography with six issued encryption and authentication patents, and was a technical and thought leader in Cisco’s global threat intelligence operations. Fresh out of college, he co-founded a video software company that pioneered the synchronization of video testimony and official transcripts, which dramatically improved conviction rates for trial lawyers.
Scott holds degrees in both Marketing and Management from DePaul University.
Elan has been involved with the creation of innovative technology for over a decade. As Vice President of Technology of MusicStream, he lead the creation of a sophisticated Internet music platform which integrated music and social networking. Prior to that, Elan managed a team at Aravox Technologies responsible for developing software for Aravox’s proprietary VoIP firewall platform, and later assisted in the transfer of technology after Aravox was purchased by Alcatel. Before Aravox, Elan worked as Director of Engineering at AetherWorks creating a groundbreaking VoIP platform which unified ATM, ISDN, and other telephony protocols. Additionally, he was responsible for the design and creation of a cross-platform universal messaging client. During his time there, AetherWorks was acquired by Nx Networks.
Elan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Scott Hancock is the vice president of marketing at Plex. He is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies and plans and managing all marketing functions including advertising, influencer and media relations, events and creative services. Prior to joining Plex, Scott was the Director of Worldwide Channel Marketing at Hewlett-Packard Company. He also served as the Director of Marketing Communications at Palm Inc. until it was acquired by HP. Previously, he held account management positions at advertising and marketing agencies AKQA, the Beeline Group, and Goldberg Moser O’Neill.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Prior to Plex, Simon held several management positions in his three years at Twitter, most recently Senior Director, responsible for direct messages, photos, videos, VIT and TweetDeck, in the consumer engineering organization. Prior to joining Twitter, he held several positions at Palm, initially as Principal Engineer, working on the core webOS frameworks and web browser application, and eventually as Director of webOS Core Applications. He moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and has over 20+ years experience in software engineering. He’s worked at small and large companies, in multiple roles as an engineer and manager.
Shawn Eldridge is the vice president of strategic alliances at Plex. He is responsible for building strategies, forming alliances and product distribution with partners. Prior to joining Plex, Shawn was Vice President of Products, Business Development, and Marketing at DeepNines Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for managing worldwide strategic development, marketing and product management, public relations, business development and associated duties. Eldridge also held management positions in business development, products, and strategy at BorderWare Technologies, IronPort (a Cisco Systems business unit) and PostX Corporation.
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Dean Mayer is Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Plex and is responsible for leading the accounting, finance, legal and other administrative functions for the company. Over the past 30 years, he has held executive positions at a variety of technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Plex, Dean was CFO at Alpine Data Labs, a data analytics software start-up based in San Francisco. He previously served as Director of Finance at ParAccel, a database analytics start-up, and PostX, a secure email start-up, helping to lead both companies through successful acquisitions. Prior to that, Dean served as Director-Global Risk Management Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and held a number of key management positions at Lockheed Martin Corporation, most recently as Regional Audit Manager.
Dean holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Jessie joins Plex with over 7 years experience working for start-ups in the technology space. She most recently worked on the HR team at Twitter, where she saw the company grow from 200 to over 3,000 employees. During her time at Twitter she partnered closely with Executives from across the organization to manage teams through hyper-growth and adjust people strategies in the changing climate as they went from a private to public company. Prior to Twitter, Jessie worked at Linden Lab supporting the Engineering team and previously managed the San Francisco office for Katzenbach Partners, a NY based consulting firm, prior to their acquisition by Booz & Co.
Jessie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Communications from the University of California, Davis.