As General Manager of AWS Elemental, Alex Dunlap is responsible for the daily operations of the organization. He joined Amazon Web Services in 2007, and most recently served as the General Manager of Amazon CloudFront, AWS’s content delivery network. Prior to his work at Amazon, Alex co-founded start-up ClaimIQ and was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. He has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Product Officer
Aslam brings more than 25 years of experience with large and mid-size companies to his role as Chief Product Officer at AWS Elemental. Over the course of his career, Aslam has lived and worked in India, Japan and the United States. Prior to joining AWS Elemental, Aslam was chief technology and product officer at Ensequence, where he spent more than ten years working with service providers and content programmers formulating, developing and delivering interactive TV products, services and platforms. Prior to Ensequence, Aslam was at Intertrust Technologies as vice president of product marketing setting direction and requirements for new video DRM products. He also worked at Sequent prior to its acquisition by IBM in various product management and marketing roles in both Japan and the US. Aslam graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology with a degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering. When he’s not driving product strategy at AWS Elemental, Aslam enjoys times with his wife and two daughters and aspires to be an accomplished cyclist.
Senior Vice President Worldwide Field Operations
Dan brings more than 25 years of experience building and driving sales and service in the enterprise storage, media and broadcast markets to his role at AWS Elemental. As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, he develops and directs the company's worldwide sales and service strategy and is responsible for a global sales and service team. Prior to joining AWS Elemental, Dan managed sales, marketing and service divisions at companies working directly with enterprise IT organizations in the broadcast, storage, and SAAS markets. In his most recent role as head of sales at Omneon Inc., Dan helped the company establish a global footprint and achieve profitability two years ahead of schedule. Prior to his work at Omneon, Dan held executive sales positions at MTI Corporation and Mylex Corporation. He also co-founded and served in an executive role at Storageway. He is on the board of directors of Multimek, Inc. and earned a B.S. in business administration and economics from San Jose State University. Dan is also an accomplished guitarist, a passion he continues to pursue in his free time.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
Jesse brings a deep background in video systems and software to AWS Elemental where he leads the software and applications developments teams. As a software applications engineer at Pixelworks, he played a critical role in bringing numerous complex customer designs into production. Jesse was a core architect for the clean-slate development of Pixelworks' next-generation System Development Kit (SDK), the real-time operating system that powers all Pixelworks ImageProcessor ICs. He managed and contributed to many successful products at Pixelworks, including the digital television SDK that drives all Pixelworks-based digital televisions today. Prior to Pixelworks, Jesse held software engineering positions at Qualcomm and Ericsson. He earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of forty outstanding leaders under forty. Jesse enjoys spending his free time exploring rivers and mountains and is at home in the elements.
Vice President of Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering at AWS Elemental, Khawaja Shams is responsible for all product engineering, including Amazon Elastic Transcoding Service. Previously, Khawaja was the Head of Engineering for NoSQL databases at Amazon Web Services and also served as a Technical Assistant to Charlie Bell, SVP of Utility Computing. Before coming to Amazon, Khawaja was the Manager for Data Services at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His team was responsible for processing all the images downlinked from rovers on Mars, backend processing and mission critical systems for tactical operations, Deep Space Network operations. At NASA, Khawaja contributed to numerous missions including Curiosity Rover (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Phoenix lander, International Space Station, and Cassini. His team also supported other government agencies for monitoring as well as command and control of autonomous systems.
Chief Marketing Officer
Keith possesses 25 years of business leadership experience in the video, IPTV and telecommunications industries. As Chief Marketing Officer, Keith leads the development and implementation of AWS Elemental’s worldwide marketing strategy and oversees the company’s marketing functions, ranging from product marketing to outbound communications. Prior to joining AWS Elemental, Keith led the marketing team of IPTV pioneer Tut Systems (acquired by Motorola) and the video business development efforts of Viagate Technologies (acquired by Tut Systems). Earlier in his career, Keith managed a variety of growth businesses for AT&T and was a strategy consultant for wireline and wireless communications companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He currently guest lectures on strategy, leadership and marketing at Portland State and serves on the board of directors of Coherence Resources, the Beaverton Education Foundation, and Davids Windsor Park. Keith earned a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Vice President of Global Services
With 15 years of experience in service management and enterprise solutions design, Greg brings a passion and proven track record of managing teams that identify innovative solutions to deliver customer success. As Vice President of Global Services, Greg oversees AWS Elemental's Solutions, Support, Education, and Field Services teams. Prior to joining AWS Elemental, he spent ten years at Hewlett-Packard, where his previous roles included technical leadership of teams supporting software development, solutions architecture, project management and IT service management. Greg graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and, as a native Oregonian, is proud to be working for an entrepreneurial media company in Portland. When not working around the clock to keep customers happy, he is usually found on a soccer field, skiing the slopes of Mount Hood, hiking the trails of the Columbia River Gorge or planning his next international adventure.
Vice President Field Operations – Americas
Todd has been at the forefront of content distribution and monetization technologies for the service provider and media segments for more than 20 years. He was the sixth employee at Loudeye Corp (originally encoding.com), a company he ultimately helped take public as SVP of Sales in 2000. Todd next took on the challenge of chasing down National Geographic’s first digital-media licensing deals, where he secured distribution agreements with dozens of organizations including Google, AOL, EA, Microsoft, Apple and others. From there, he went on to fill the first sales/business development role at Maven Networks, which sold to Yahoo in 2005 and then joined ExtendMedia as SVP sales, which sold to Cisco Systems in 2010. Most recently, Todd held the position of Senior Sales Director of video software and encoding product for the Media and Service Provider market segment for Cisco.
Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific. He is an accomplished triathlete with three Ironman finishes, an avid historical non-fiction reader and novice drone pilot. Athletically, nowadays you will find Todd competing on the masters open-water swim racing circuit.
Vice President Field Operations – EMEA
John Nemeth brings more than 35 years of experience to his role as Vice President of Field Operations, EMEA. John manages AWS Elemental’s European office and leads sales initiatives in the region that help content programmers, pay TV operators, broadcasters and enterprise customers deploy solutions for multiscreen video processing and delivery.
Prior to joining AWS Elemental, John served as Sales Director at IBIS Limited, Director of Sales at Omneon (now owned by Harmonic), and Product Director at Solid State Logic. His distinguished track record of successful sales and marketing extends to several other leading audio and video equipment manufacturers that specialize in broadcast, post-production, music and film applications.
The AWS Elemental office in the UK provides sales, marketing, and systems engineering service and support to a robust customer base in the EMEA region.
General Manager - APAC
Andrew oversees sales activities and customer relationships in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to his role, with much of his career devoted to broadcast, new media and streaming technologies.
For the past 15 years, Andrew has led sales organizations serving the Asia-Pacific region; most recently, he served as vice president of Grass Valley Asia Pacific, where he oversaw sales and customer support and guided the integration of several corporate brands within the region. Previously, Andrew led the Asia-Pacific region for Harmonic following its acquisition of Omneon, where he served in the same capacity. Prior to that, he directed Asia-Pacific operations for Avid Technology, and previously, he was general manager of the Middle East region for Sony Broadcast and Professional. Before joining Sony, Andrew started his career in the IT industry.
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Technology in Managerial Sciences from Bradford University and his Master of Business Administration from Sheffield University. He is based in the AWS Elemental Hong Kong offices.