Jim Sorenson is the founder and chairman of Sorenson Media.
Jim is a renowned entrepreneur, business leader, and social investor and has built multiple highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim is the founder and former CEO of Sorenson Media and Sorenson Communications, with the latter sold in one of the most lucrative private equity deals in Utah history.
Pat is responsible for Sorenson Media strategy, partners, overseeing all departments and company wide operations.
For the past twelve years, Pat has been the Chairman, President & CEO of Sorenson Communications, the leading communications provider for the deaf. Pat managed and grew the company from a startup to 5,500 employees and a multi-billion-dollar valuation with 80% market share. While managing Sorenson Communications, Pat also started and was the President and CEO for CaptionCall. CaptionCall quickly became the leading communications provider for the hard of hearing employing 4,000 people with strong profits.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Pat is responsible for sales and revenue generation for all Sorenson products.
Pat has spent the better part of the past three decades trying to make television advertising a better experience for advertisers and content providers. As the former EVP of Delivery Agent, Pat oversaw all advanced and traditional ad sales functions of the commerce-enabled, multi-screen platform. Pat was the co-founder of The Band, an advertising sales agency and platform specializing in the development, evangelization, and sales of advanced television advertising and traditional unwired networks.
Additional previous positions include: President of Turner Media Group; VP/GM of Comcast Spotlight; VP/GM of AT&T Media Services; VP/GM of TCI.
Steve’s role as EVP of Product & Engineering includes responsibility for product research, development, strategy and execution.
An experienced product management executive, Steve brings a highly technical background in software and product development plus extensive commercial, business and customer support experience. Steve’s experience includes holding the position of Head of Products (IPTV Division) at Pace Micro Technology. Steve later founded XiO Digital, an ODM of connected music server products, and served as the company’s CTO for nearly 7 years. Prior to Sorenson Media, Steve served as VP of Product Management at Xumo, where he was responsible for driving the delivery of innovative new advertising formats for Smart TVs.
Stefan, SVP of Product Strategy & Partnerships, focuses on the development and direction of Sorenson Media’s products.
Since the early 2000s, Stefan Maris has worked in the field of content identification with a focus on bringing cutting edge technology to market. Stefan was a key leader in the creation of Civolution as a spin-out from Philips Electronics in 2008, where he held various positions in project and product management, sales, marketing, and business development. Stefan has an engineering background augmented by a marketing education.
As VP of People and Places, Janay is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies and is the steward of employee resources in service to the company’s mission, strategic goals, and values.
Janay has over 10 years of Human Resources experience in technology and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Sorenson Media, Janay served as the Director of HR for companies including Lanyon Solutions, Active Network, and Uinta Brewing Company. Janay is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with expertise in maintaining and improving company culture. She is experienced in recruiting and maintaining high performing, motivated teams that are scaling quickly.