Chief Executive Officer
Keith Valory is CEO of Plex, the streaming media app that organises your favourite content and streams it to all your devices. Keith and his team strive to provide consumers an easier way to discover, organise 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 Chief Operating Officer 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.
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder
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 portfolio 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 as well as being 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 synchronisation 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.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
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 ground-breaking VoIP platform which unified ATM, ISDN and other telephony protocols. Additionally, he was responsible for designing and creating 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.
Vice President of Marketing
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.
Vice President of Strategic Alliances
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.
Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller
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.
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