Board of Directors

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Avery More

Chairman and Co-Founder

Avery brings more than thirty years of technology expertise to his leadership role at Vidyo. Avery has founded and guided technology startups, managed publicly traded corporations and led mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings for several companies during the past 30 years. He was Founder and CEO of CompuCom where his strategic direction and vision led the company to become a more than $1Billion publicly-traded company. In addition to Vidyo, he is currently the executive chairman of the boards of AeroScout, WaveBender and Phynomics, and a board member of SolarEdge.

Ofer Shapiro

Vice Chairman and Co-Founder

Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board, has been an innovative force at the heart of major architectural transformations in the video conferencing industry since 1996. Previously, Ofer served as CEO at Vidyo for ten years. He was integrally involved in the development of the H.323 specification and the first IP based multi-point control unit architecture and gatekeepers, 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 50 issued patents and 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.

Eran Westman

President, CEO and Board Member

Eran is the CEO and President at Vidyo and brings more than 20 years of business leadership experience and a demonstrated track record of guiding sales organizations to the next level of growth. Prior to his appointment to CEO and President, Eran served as Chief Revenue Officer where he lead 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.

Joshua Ruch

Managing Partner and Rho Ventures

Joshua co-founded Rho Ventures in 1981. Prior to 1981, he was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in New York. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BSc. in electrical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). His current and recent board seats include: GenVec, Diversa, Sionex, Yantra, Enerkem, Inotek and WiNetworks.

Al Schuele

General Partner, Seven Rosen Funds

Al joined Sevin Rosen Funds in 2000. A high-tech industry veteran of more than 30 years, Al has extensive semiconductor experience, including work in Asia. He now leads the firm’s activities in Austin and focuses on opportunities in the semiconductor, telecommunications, energy-technology and nanotechnology sectors.

Doug Carlisle

Managing Partner, Menlo Ventures

Doug joined Menlo Ventures in 1982. Prior to Menlo Ventures, he worked as a design engineer at ROLM Corporation. At Menlo, Doug focuses primarily on information technology companies. Doug is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. in Electrical Engineering), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.), and Stanford University Law School (J.D.).

Timothy L. Krongard

Partner, Questmark Partners

Tim joined QuestMark at its founding in 1998 as the Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves 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).

Ken Sawyer

Managing Director and Founder, Saints

Ken is a managing director and founder of Saints. Saints is a venture capital and private equity firm founded in 2000 and is the largest global direct secondary firm in the world. Ken focuses on the software and internet industries and 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.

Michael Patsalos-Fox

CEO Stroz-Friedberg

Michael Patsalos-Fox, CEO of Stroz Friedberg, is based in the firm’s New York headquarters where he is responsible for global operations and growth strategies.  Michael is a former chairman of the Americas for McKinsey where he served as a senior partner on McKinsey’s operating committee for nine years and held a seat on the firm’s board for twelve years. Mr. Patsalos-Fox also sits on the boards of Quid.com, Vidyo, Cloudpay, Channelinsight, NGData, and Cognizant. He began his career with Fujitsu Australia Limited. Mr. Patsalos-Fox holds a B.Sc. in computer science and pure mathematics from Sydney University in Australia and received his MBA with distinction from International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.