Vidyo, Inc., today announced that Steve Lehman has joined Vidyo as the company’s General Counsel reporting to CEO Ofer Shapiro. Mr. Lehman brings over 20 years of multinational legal experience to Vidyo and will be responsible for worldwide legal affairs and compliance activities.
“We are elated to have somebody of Steve’s caliber join the executive team at such a significant crossroad in our company’s journey,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s co-founder and CEO. “Steve has deep expertise leading teams in strategic business deals as well as experience in IPOs and securities transactions, joint ventures and alliances, corporate governance and public reporting and disclosure. I am confident that his experience and knowledge will help guide Vidyo to a new level of success.”
“Vidyo impressed me as a proven technology leader and one of the most influential innovators in the video conferencing space,” said Mr. Lehman. “It’s an exciting time for the company and I am proud to join such a highly respected team and support the company’s continued growth.”
Before joining Vidyo, Mr. Lehman served as senior vice president and chief corporate/M&A counsel for the global Financial & Risk division of Thomson Reuters Corporation. During his time at Thomson Reuters and its predecessor Reuters, he was involved in a number of major transformational transactions, including the combination of The Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC in 2007-2008.
Prior to joining Reuters, Mr. Lehman was a corporate attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett law firm in New York where his practice included minority and venture capital investments, joint ventures/strategic alliances, M&A, public offerings, credit facilities, and general corporate advice and representation. Previous to that, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John S. Martin, Jr., US District Court in the Southern District of New York.