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.
As President & CEO, Marcus focuses his efforts on customers, partners, products, and directing the overall vision of the company.
Marcus was appointed President and CEO in 2013, prompting Sorenson Media’s entrance into advanced TV & analytics and the development of the Sorenson Spark platform. Marcus has served as an executive in the digital video and television advertising industries for 15 years. Marcus founded Inuk Networks, which was acquired by Move Networks in 2009. Marcus was later appointed CEO of Move Networks, which provided online video solutions to clients like ESPN, ABC, Comcast, and Fox. Marcus most recently served as President & CEO of Xumo, a company focused on delivering video advertising solutions through internet-connected TVs.
Pat is responsible for all Sorenson Media operations.
For the past twelve years, Pat has been the 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.
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.
As CFO, Greg is responsible for strategic guidance and the implementation of best practices related the financial goals of the organization.
Greg has over 15 years of financial and operational leadership experience. Prior to Sorenson Media, Greg served as CFO and COO at Pluralsight where he played an integral role in sustained triple digit growth, oversaw eight acquisitions totaling nearly $200 million in combined transactional value and raised nearly $300 million in capital. Greg was awarded CXO of the year in 2014 from Utah Business Magazine. Greg has also served as CFO of PermaPlate and as SVP in the Portfolio Group of Huntsman Gay Global Capital.
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.
As EVP of Operations, Guy oversees all IT and Operations functions within the organization.
Guy has extensive experience directing large, technically advanced broadcast and entertainment platforms. Prior to Sorenson Media, Guy was an SVP at Ericsson, where he was responsible for their global TV&Media consulting and systems integration practice. Guy also held the SVP/Principal Consultant position at National TeleConsultants, where he led its media and business technology practice. Guy’s previous experience also includes Move Networks, AT&T, DIRECTV, and News Corporation.
As EVP, Finance, Jamie is responsible for maximizing the organization’s operating performance and achieving financial goals.
Jamie has over 20 years of management experience in the entertainment and technology industries. Prior to joining Sorenson Media, in March 2014, Jamie served as ‘C’ level executive for companies including Campus Book Rentals, WebVisible, Move Networks and Stamps.com Inc. He also served in various accounting and finance-related positions for Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Arthur Andersen LLP. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Rick, SVP of Business Development, leads his team in developing strategic relationships with partners including electronic manufacturers, broadcast groups, and advertising agencies, among others.
Rick has over 20 years of experience in business development and sales. Prior to joining Sorenson Media, Rick held several executive business development positions including VP of Business Development at Move Networks along with executive positions at several startups in the VoIP and telecom networking industries. Most recently Rick served as SVP of Business Development and Sales at Xumo with his efforts focused on developing monetization strategies for Smart TV manufacturers.
As SVP, EMEA, Brian is leading the execution and business development throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Over the past 15 years, Brian has held a number of executive positions in the media, entertainment, and technology industries, with a specific focus on OTT video, TV & video advertising, IPTV, and internet-connected devices such as Smart TVs and set top boxes. Prior to joining Sorenson Media, Brian served as Director of Strategy & Planning for Smart TV at TP Vision (Philips TV), where he was responsible for the company’s Smart TV vision, strategy & roadmap. Previously he also served in various executive level product management and product marketing positions at Xumo, Specific Media, Move Networks, Inuk Networks, and Siemens.
Dai, leads Sorenson Foundry, the innovation and concept incubation arm of Sorenson Media.
Dai has almost 20 years at the leading edge of online media and digital advertising, with a specific focus on OTT services and smart devices. Prior to creating the Sorenson Foundry, he was CTO of Xumo, a company focused on delivering video and advertising solutions through internet-connected TVs. He has also held executive technical positions at Move Networks, Blockbuster, and Yes Television.
Stefan, SVP of Product Marketing & 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 Director 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.
As VP of Project Management, Chris is responsible for enhancing Sorenson Media’s ability and capacity to undertake and deliver projects successfully in a structured and well supported manner.
Over the past 30 years, Chris has held a number of senior positions in the media, entertainment, technology, and manufacturing industries, with specific focus on Operations and Professional Services. Prior to his current role he helped set up Sorenson Media Ltd. in Cardiff (UK). Previously, he also served in various executive level positions at Xumo, Specific Media, Move Networks, Inuk Networks, and Ilford.
As SVP of Continuum Media, Jim provides the overall vision and leadership of the company.
Prior to joining Continuum Media, Jim was VP of Advertising Sales for Delivery Agent. Additionally, Jim has served as the Vice President of National Sales at Katz Media in NYC, Sales Manager at Tribune Broadcasting, Interactive TV Sales at DISH Network, and VP of Operations at the Denver-based Ad Agency Network Affiliates Inc.