Board of Directors

Vidyo Leadership. Committed to Your Success

Michael Patsalos-Fox


Michael is formerly CEO of Stroz Friedberg, a trusted cybersecurity and specialized risk management firm, acquired by Aon Risk Solutions in 2016. Prior to Stroz Friedberg, Michael enjoyed a long career at McKinsey & Company where he served as chairman of McKinsey Americas. Michael also served as senior partner on McKinsey’s operating committee for nine years and held a seat on the board for 12 years. In addition to his role as Vidyo Chairman, Michael currently serves on the boards of several other companies including Cognizant, Quid, and CloudPay. Michael began his career with Fujitsu Australia Limited and holds a B.Sc. in computer science and pure mathematics from Sydney University in Australia. He received his MBA with distinction from International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Eran Westman

President and CEO

Eran Westman brings more than 20 years of business leadership experience and a demonstrated track record of guiding sales organizations to the next level of growth. Eran previously served as Chief Revenue Officer, leading the sales and support efforts worldwide at Vidyo. Eran also served as EVP of Global Business, President of Asia Pacific and VP of EMEA at Ceragon Networks, the largest independent supplier of wireless backhaul systems. He joined Ceragon as one of the first 15 employees when the company was pre-revenue and built a global organization of over 800 people across Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. He led the global GTM strategy and managed teams that supported customers in cloud and telecom service providers, government, healthcare, education, and utilities. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from Bar Ilan University.

Avery More

Vidyo co-Founder and Venture Partner, Menlo Ventures

Avery More has been a leading visionary in the tech industry over the past 35 years. Avery has founded and guided technology startups, managed publicly traded corporations and led mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings for many companies. He currently invests in technology companies through ORR Partners and as a Venture Partner at Menlo Ventures. Avery was Founder and CEO of CompuCom, where his strategic direction and vision led the company to over $1 billion in revenue and a public listing. Avery was the active chairman of AeroScout (now stanley Black and decker Health) and on the board of Check (now Mint Bills) leading both to successful exits. Avery is currently the Active Chairman of AppDome,OverOps, QualiSystems, BuzzStream, Dome9, and a board member of SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG).

Ofer Shapiro

Vidyo co-Founder and Investor

Ofer Shapiro has been an innovative force at the heart of major architectural transformations in the video conferencing industry since 1996. Ofer served as CEO at Vidyo for ten years. He was integral to the development of the H.323 specification and the first IP based multi-point control unit architecture and gatekeepers. He developed the use of H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) for video conferencing and led the development of a new media relay based architecture – the VidyoRouter. Ofer is a named inventor on more than 80 issued patents in 27 pending patent families. He was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and received the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Disruption in the category of Internet, Networking and Broadband.

Doug Carlisle

Managing Partner, Menlo Ventures

Doug Carlisle focuses primarily on information technology companies. Prior to Menlo Ventures he worked as a design engineer at ROLM Corporation. Doug is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BS in Electrical Engineering), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (MBA), and Stanford University Law School (JD).

Timothy L. Krongard

Partner Questmark Partners

Tim has been with Questmark Partners since its founding in 1998, when he served as its Chief Financial Officer. He currently works on the boards of Enpirion, Overture Networks, RF Code, and Thrift Recycling Management. In the past, he served on the boards of NetBotz (acquired by American Power Conversion), RealLifeHR (acquired by Hewitt Associates), SeniorHealth and Engineous Software (acquired by Dassault Systems).

Joshua Ruch

Managing Partner, Rho Fund Investors

Joshua Ruch is a co-founder of Rho Ventures. Previously he worked as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in New York. Joshua’s current and recent board seats include: GenVec, Diversa, Sionex, Yantra, Enerkem, Inotek and WiNetworks. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BSc. in electrical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).

Ken Sawyer

Founder and Managing Director, Saints Capital

Ken focuses on the software and internet industries. He also serves on the boards of Alliance Consulting, Acsis, Coloredge, KXEN, Laureate Pharmaceuticals and on the non-profit board of the Hope Street Group. He has previously been selected as a member of the Forbes Midas list for several years, where he was recognized as one of the top 100 investors in venture capital globally. Ken received a BS in Engineering at Stanford University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.