RGB Management Team
Co-founded by an experienced trio of digital video pioneers, RGB Networks is led by a team of recognized technology and business leaders with a proven track record of success. These visionaries are driving a talented team of IP video experts, once again transforming the delivery of video services with advanced technology for the multiscreen video era.
|Jef Graham||Chairman & CEO|
|Yuval Fisher||Chief Technology Officer|
|Jack Brickey||Vice President, Engineering|
|Lou Mastrocola||Vice President, Global Sales|
|Simone Sassoli||Vice President, Marketing & Business Development|
|Bill Jamaca||Vice President, Operations|
|Dan Walsh||Vice President, Customer Support|
|Scott Pranger||Vice President, Global Channels|
Jef Graham, Chairman & CEO
Jef Graham brings over 30 years of global experience in the computer and networking hardware, software, and service industries to his role as Chairman and CEO of RGB Networks. Graham has previously held positions of CEO, executive vice president and general manager in Fortune 500 companies and private start-ups. He has a proven track record of driving successful global product development, marketing, sales and channel management efforts.
Prior to RGB, Graham was executive vice president of the Application Products Group (APG) at Juniper Networks, a division created through the acquisition of Redline Networks and Peribit Networks, a company focused on improving business efficiency by resolving the technical limitations of WANs. As chairman and CEO of Peribit, he successfully guided the company through a $337 million acquisition by Juniper in 2005.
Before joining Peribit, Graham held the post of senior vice president at 3Com overseeing operations of their Commercial and Consumer division. During his tenure at 3Com, he managed several key business units, including the systems, connectivity and consumer business units. He served on the executive committees at both 3Com and Juniper, reporting directly to the CEO.
From 1993 to 1995, Graham served as the CEO of Trident Systems, a document management systems integrator. Prior to Trident, he worked for Hewlett-Packard for fifteen years at several posts around the world, most recently serving as general manager of both a hardware and a software division. He began his career as an IBM systems engineer.
Graham currently serves on the board of directors for NETGEAR and holds a B.A. with honors in Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.
Yuval Fisher, Chief Technology Officer
As a recognized leader in IP video, Yuval Fisher brings more than 20 years of experience in multimedia technology implementation to RGB Networks in his role as CTO. As one of the founders of Envivio, Fisher was responsible for conceiving, advocating and planning major research and development activities focused on mobile streaming, HTTP streaming technology, VOD encoding, and catch-up TV.
Upon joining RGB in 2009, Fisher had an immediate impact, providing the vision and technical guidance to develop the industry’s most robust offering of multiscreen IP video solutions. He is now focused on continuing the expansion RGB’s product portfolio, delivering solutions for new applications and architectures for the delivery and monetization of premium video services.
As a member of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), Fisher chaired multiple subgroups and was one of the lead editors of the MPEG-4 Systems specifications. He has also been a chair of the MPEG-4 Conformance Group and Advanced Text and 2D Graphics Group.
Prior to Envivio, he worked on several MPEG-4 implementations for participating MPEG-4 companies including Rockwell International, Conexant, and France Telecom.
Fisher holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, and holds multiple patents in multimedia and image processing technologies.
Jack Brickey, Vice President, Engineering
Charged with driving the development of RGB Networks’ industry-leading IP video products, Jack Brickey brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, data communications and executive leadership to his role as RGB’s Vice President of Engineering.
Brickey joined RGB Networks in 2010 through the acquisition of RipCode Inc., where he also served as Vice President of Engineering. Brickey is responsible for leading RGB’s growing hardware, software and quality assurance teams in both of RGB’s engineering centers, located in Sunnyvale, California and Austin, Texas.
Prior to RipCode, Brickey was with GENBAND where he was General Manager and Vice President of Engineering. In this capacity, he helped GENBAND grow from a single product company with less than 100 employees to one with seven products and more than 500 employees.
With expertise in both hardware and software, Jack has a track record of growing capabilities across multiple product portfolios for both large corporations and start-ups. Earlier in his career, Brickey served in various management positions at Pliant Systems, Broadband Technologies and Nortel Networks. Responsibilities included developing and delivering products for a broad range of switching infrastructure solutions including Class 4 and 5 switches, digital loop carriers and digital video transport equipment.
Brickey earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Lou Mastrocola, Vice President, Global Sales
Leading the sales efforts for RGB Networks since the company’s inception, Lou Mastrocola brings a wealth of video expertise and industry relationships to RGB. During his time with the company, he has developed an Americas direct sales force unmatched in the industry, establishing ongoing customer relationships with all of the largest video service providers in North America. He has also established a robust network of resellers, serving RGB’s large customer base in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Mastrocola is also charged with leading the growth of RGB’s channel sales efforts. Through a dedicated channel sales team, RGB complements its successful direct sales efforts by establishing and maintaining relationships with the largest resellers and systems integrators serving the global cable and telecom markets.
Mastrocola joined RGB Networks from Motorola Broadband Communications (formerly General Instrument Corp.) where, as senior director of product marketing, he was instrumental in deploying more than 2,000 digital systems around the world. Mastrocola also held a number of other senior sales and marketing positions at General Instrument, where he was responsible for major accounts and multi-million dollar product lines.
Prior to his time at Motorola, Mastrocola held senior product management and design engineering positions with leading technology providers, including Schlumberger Smart Cards and Systems, Checkpoint Systems, the Naval Air Development Center and RCA Corporation.
Mastrocola holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.
Simone Sassoli, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Simone Sassoli is an international sales veteran who has spent over 17 years working in the interactive multimedia and television industry. Sassoli comes to RGB Networks from SeaChange International where he held a variety of international sales positions over an 11-year span, most recently as the company’s Vice President, In-Home Product Sales.
With a strong technical background and extensive experience with solutions for multi-screen delivery, ad insertion, on-demand video and interactive applications, Sassoli has a long track record of successfully developing new markets and delivering products to major cable operators, telcos and broadcasters worldwide.
Prior to SeaChange, he spent five years at General Instrument where he served as a lead project engineer and marketing product manager.
Sassoli holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florence, a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in Engineering from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dan Walsh, Vice President, Customer Support
Dan Walsh joined RGB Networks through the acquisition of RipCode, Inc. where he served as Vice President of Operations and was responsible for the company’s manufacturing, customer support, professional services and information technology. Driven by his commitment to success, Walsh leads RGB’s customer support team, delivering unmatched dedication to serving the needs of RGB’s rapidly-growing worldwide customer base.
Prior to RipCode Walsh was Vice President of Operations for Linux Networx, with responsibility for product management, manufacturing, quality and information technology. Before joining Linux Networx, Walsh held the position of Vice President of Solution Management for Advanced Data Exchange, where he led the company's product management, engineering, customer service and network operations teams. He has also served as Vice President of Operations and Professional Services at E-Stamp and held technology management positions at Visa International and Kraft Foods.
Walsh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Operations and Information Technology from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Bill Jamaca, Vice President, Operations
Bill Jamaca brings over 25 years of senior level experience in the networking, hardware, software, support and services sectors to his role at RGB Networks. As an expert in building and growing organizations for both start-up and established companies, he is currently charged with overseeing several critical areas of RGB’s business, including manufacturing, human resources and all internal support functions.
Jamaca joined RGB in 2007 as Vice President of Customer Support. In this role, he built a highly responsive support organization, helping the company to successfully grow its product offering and expand into new markets with an exceptional reputation.
Jamaca came to RGB Networks from Xsigo Systems, where, as Vice President of Support and Services, he was responsible for global customer support for Fortune 500 customers. Prior to Xsigo, Jamaca held positions as Senior Director of Global Technical Support Operations for Extreme Networks, Vice President, Customer Services at Agile Software and CIO of the NetCare Professional Services Division of Lucent Technologies (formerly Ascend Communications).
Scott Pranger, Vice President, Global Channels
Pranger is tasked with growing sales of RGB’s comprehensive TV Everywhere solutions by strengthening the company’s relationships with the largest resellers and systems integrators serving the global video service provider market.
A veteran sales executive with extensive experience building channel relationships, Pranger comes to RGB from Envivio, where he was Vice President of Global Channels and led the company’s partnerships with key systems integrators and technology partners worldwide.
Pranger has over 15 years of executive management experience spanning the Internet technology, enterprise software, and complex video distribution industries. Working for global technology pioneers in sales leadership roles, he has a track record of disciplined, consistent growth. His professional accomplishments include raising millions in investment capital, playing a significant role in the successful liquidation of several companies, and leading a company chronicled three times for sales growth by INC. Magazine.
In his early career, Pranger focused on sales and general management for Wang Laboratories, Stratus Computer, Brokat Technologies, Magnet Communications and ILC, leading sales, marketing, operations, and expanding his sales management into international territories.
Pranger holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University’s College of Business and has completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School’s Executive Development Program. He was inducted into his university’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and previously served on its College of Business External Advisory Board.