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Keith Valory

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Valory is CEO of Plex, the largest independent video on demand and streaming media platform, with hundreds of live TV channels and thousands of on-demand movies and TV episodes, available globally in 193 countries. 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 (acquired by VMware) 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 IronPort Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco for $830M in 2007. Keith started his technology career as an associate at Venture Law Group where he represented technology companies on venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, licensing transactions and regulatory compliance.

Scott Olechowski

Chief Product Officer & Co-founder

Scott Olechowski is responsible for driving 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 and internet 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.

Christa Foley

Vice President of People

Christa Foley is responsible for safeguarding Plex’s culture and values as the company grows, bringing in top talent that align with Plex’s values, and ensuring all HR processes are people-first. Prior to joining Plex, Christa spent 16 years at and was the Senior Director of Brand Vision & Culture as well as Head of Talent Acquisition. There she was a key part of developing the company’s core values and creating their core value interview assessment. She also led Zappos Insights, a B2B business under the Zappos umbrella, that shared the Zappos approach to company culture, customer service, and people/HR with other organizations. Before Zappos, she spent 8 years in the staffing industry working with Olsten Staffing, Adecco, and The Eastridge Group.

Scott Hancock

Vice President of Marketing

Scott Hancock 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.

Shawn Eldridge

Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Shawn Eldridge is responsible for building strategies, forming alliances and managing product distribution with partners. Prior to joining Plex, Shawn was Vice President of Products, Business Development, and Marketing at DeepNines Technologies where he was responsible for managing worldwide strategic development, marketing and product management, public relations, and business development. Shawn also held management positions in business development, products, and strategy at BorderWare Technologies, IronPort (a Cisco Systems business unit) and PostX Corporation.

Dean Mayer

Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller

Dean Mayer is responsible for leading 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. Prior to those positions, Dean served as Director of Global Risk Management Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and held a number of key management positions at Lockheed Martin Corporation, the latest as Regional Audit Manager.

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