Executive Team

Jonathan Huberman

CEO

Jonathan Huberman is the CEO of Ooyala. With nearly 30 years of high-tech business leadership, he is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated track record of driving high customer satisfaction, technology innovation, and greater market value for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Previously, he served as CEO of Syncplicity, Tiburon Inc., and Iomega Corporation.

Jonathan Huberman is the CEO of Ooyala. With nearly 30 years of high-tech business leadership, he is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated track record of driving high customer satisfaction, technology innovation, and greater market value for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Previously, he served as CEO of Syncplicity, Tiburon Inc., and Iomega Corporation.

Jonathan Huberman

CEO

Jonathan Huberman is the CEO of Ooyala. With nearly 30 years of high-tech business leadership, he is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated track record of driving high customer satisfaction, technology innovation, and greater market value for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Previously, he served as CEO of Syncplicity, Tiburon Inc., and Iomega Corporation.

Jonathan Huberman is the CEO of Ooyala. With nearly 30 years of high-tech business leadership, he is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated track record of driving high customer satisfaction, technology innovation, and greater market value for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Previously, he served as CEO of Syncplicity, Tiburon Inc., and Iomega Corporation.

Duane Bell

CFO

Duane Bell oversees Ooyala’s global financial operations. With over 20 years of experience as a CEO, COO and CFO, Duane is an expert at positioning companies for optimal growth, profit, and shareholder value. Before joining Ooyala he was a financial leader at global software and services firms including Imagine Communications, Tectura, MarketTools (now MetrixLab) and KPMG Consulting.

Mike Nikzad

COO

Mike Nikzad is Ooyala’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading all daily operations. Focused on customer engagement and success, Mike ensures customers are central to all strategic and product decisions. Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO for Syncplicity, EMC’s Consumer and Small Business division, and NewNet Communication Technologies.

Belsasar Lepe

CTO

As co-founder and CTO of Ooyala, Belsasar Lepe oversees the company’s technology and product strategy. Bel is also responsible for technology partnerships around the world, with a focus on building close and collaborative relationships with partners critical to our customer's success. Before founding Ooyala, Bel was a Google systems engineer.

Steve Davis

CRO

Steve Davis is responsible for Ooyala’s global sales and marketing execution. Steve has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience with both emerging and established technology companies in the media and entertainment, enterprise, broadcast and telco industries. Steve is focused on driving superior business value to our customers and helping them find new and innovative solutions for the future of television.

Kevin de Smidt

VP, Product

As Vice President of Product Management, Kevin drives Ooyala's product direction and roadmap. He’s a veteran product leader, with previous positions at software companies like Oracle, EMC and Syncplicity. Kevin is passionate about building products and solutions that deliver value, enhance efficiency, and address the business needs of customers worldwide.

Xochil Arkin

General Counsel

Xochil Arkin is General Counsel for Ooyala, ensuring mutually beneficial agreements and successful partnerships between Ooyala and its global set of customers. Practicing law for more than 10 years, Xochil managed corporate accounts between Google, Comcast and Viacom for previous employers.

Board of Directors

JONATHAN HUBERMAN, CEO, OOYALA

Chairman of the Board

BRAD CHASE, FORMER SVP, MICROSOFT

BRENDON RILEY, GROUP EXECUTIVE, GLOBAL ENTERPRISES & SERVICES, TELSTRA

MIKE NIKZAD, COO, OOYALA