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Darcy Antonellis
Chief Executive Officer
Darcy Antonellis
Chief Executive Officer
Darcy serves as Vubiquity’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Vubiquity, Darcy was President, Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a post she held since January 2008. In this role, she influenced and directed Warner Bros.’ technology strategy and vision to leverage growth and new business opportunities often associated with advancements in media and entertainment-related product and service innovations.

Before joining Warner Bros., Darcy worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles that encompassed responsibilities for the Network’s operations in New York and Washington Operations for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C. Darcy is a veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering, and also worked in news, heading up D.C. operations with assignments that included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War.

As a multinational Patents holder, she serves on advisory boards of technology companies and universities. She is also a board member of the Global Advisory Council for the professional Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), providing counseling on new media and technology. Darcy is a recipient of Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award and was selected to Video Business’ Women Elite and named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2010 Digital Power 50 List. She was awarded the 2011 NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award and India’s 2012 NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award.

Darcy holds a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University.
Doug Sylvester
President
Doug Sylvester
President
Doug currently serves as President of Vubiquity. Previously he was President and Chief Operating Officer at TVN Entertainment. Prior to joining the company, Doug was president, COO and a member of the Board of Directors of iFILM, an online media company. Prior to iFILM, Doug was president of The Cottage Group, a private venture capital organization. He joined The Cottage Group after five years at E! Entertainment Television, where he created and managed the New Business Development and Corporate Planning departments. Doug was also the co-founder of E! Online, E!'s Internet business, and served as the company's senior executive. He began his entertainment and media career at New Line Cinema, where he managed all West Coast business development activities. Prior to New Line Cinema, he worked at Bankers Trust Company in New York and Hayes Microcomputer Products in Atlanta. Doug currently serves on the Digital Hollywood Connected TV- Hollywood Alliance Board of Advisors.

Doug holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
William G. Arendt
Chief Financial Officer
William G. Arendt
Chief Financial Officer
William serves as CFO for Vubiquity and was named 2011 CFO of the Year, Technology and Life Sciences by the Washington Business Journal. Bill brings extensive experience in the digital media and telecommunications industries to his role, including more than 12 years with Nextel. Following the Sprint Nextel merger, Bill was tapped to serve first as corporate controller and then as interim CFO. Bill directed key finance areas and all aspects of the accounting functions for this global $40 billion telecommunications company, and was responsible for the financial reporting process, Sarbanes-Oxley and all financial filings with the SEC. He most recently served as interim CFO for a digital media technology company that redefines the way people interact with and consume sports content. Bill has also held management positions at Pocket Communications, American Mobile Satellite Corporation and Ernst & Young.

Bill holds a bachelor degree in business administration from John Carroll University.
Anupam Gupta
Executive Vice President, Cloud Services
Anupam Gupta
Executive Vice President, Cloud Services
As Executive Vice President of Cloud Services, Anupam leads all aspects of Vubiquity’s cloud-based business. He brings over 15 years of product leadership and general management experience, having launched and grown successful cloud-based services in the Consumer Internet, Digital Media and Digital Marketing ecosystems.

Prior to joining Vubiquity, Anupam was part of the founding team of Mixpo and directed the vision, strategy and execution as CEO from 2007 to 2013. Under his leadership, Mixpo built the industry’s most comprehensive platform to enable interactive video advertising across multiple screens, and grew to become a profitable growth-stage company with a world-class team. Mixpo was recognized as one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes in 2013 and 2014, and was also recognized on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list for 2013.

Before Mixpo, Anupam spent eight years at Microsoft in product management and product marketing teams for global online services: instant messaging, mobile, premium services, blogging/social networking, voice-over-IP and broadband/dialup internet access. He helped scale customer bases and revenue to hundreds of millions worldwide.

Anupam is a regular contributor on the speaking circuit and trade publications for the digital advertising industry. He is also a mentor to early stage startups via 9Mile Labs, a high tech accelerator in Seattle focused on B2B software and cloud technologies.

Anupam holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India and a MBA from Cornell University.
Steve Holsten
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel
Steve Holsten
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel
As Chief Legal Officer, Steve is responsible for the oversight and leadership of all legal aspects of the business, including compliance, risk management, and support of strategic corporate initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and complex transactions. Prior to joining Vubiquity, Steve was General Counsel at Eloqua, Inc., the Software-as-a-Service marketing automation company. Steve was part of the team that oversaw Eloqua’s IPO in August 2012 that put the company as one of the top performing technology IPOs of all time based on annual rate of return. He then oversaw the $1B acquisition of Eloqua by Oracle. Prior to Eloqua, Steve worked in the corporate legal departments for VeriSign, Inc. and Winstar Communications, Inc., and for law firms in private practice, including Greenberg Traurig and Riordan & McKinzie (now Bingham McCutchen). Steve received his law degree from UCLA School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Williams College, during which he spent a year studying at Exeter College, Oxford University.
Rob Jacobson
Global Head of Programming and Acquisitions
Rob Jacobson
Global Head of Programming and Acquisitions
Rob Jacobson is Global Head of Programming and Acquisitions where he oversees all strategies, negotiations and program scheduling for Vubiquity’s transactional and subscription platforms across more than 30 countries around the world. In this role, Rob has spearheaded the company’s content strategies on behalf of such global distribution giants as Verizon and AT&T in the US, Televisa in Mexico, SFR in France, Turkcell in Turkey and VTR in Chile. In doing so, Rob established partnerships with all of the foremost content suppliers in Hollywood including all the major studios as well as CBS, HBO, Miramax and others.

Prior to joining Vubiquity, Rob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of iN DEMAND Networks from 2004 through 2009. While at iN Demand, Rob established several innovations in the arena of transactional television programming including oversight of cable’s launch of video on demand, Howard Stern on Demand and the creation of cable’s out-of-market sports packages, NBA LEAGUE PASS, MLB EXTRA INNINGS AND NHL CENTER ICE. Rob also created cable’s first 24/7 HD linear channel, MOJO and won multiple Emmy awards for Interactive Sports Programming for the innovated NASCAR IN-CAR package. Finally Rob created cable’s SVOD service VUTOPIA.

Prior to joining iN DEMAND, Mr. Jacobson was the head of DirecTV’s East Coast programming office and is recognized for the creation and development of Mega March Madness in conjunction with CBS Sports. Jacobson was also responsible for the DirecTV Multi-Cam Racing Series and Ivy League Friday Nights. Mr. Jacobson joined DirecTV from Fox/Liberty Networks where he was Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Programming and Business Affairs for American Sky Broadcasting, L.L.C.
Laurie Lawrence
Chief Marketing Officer
Laurie Lawrence
Chief Marketing Officer
As CMO at Vubiquity, Laurie oversees corporate marketing, communications, product marketing and affiliate marketing globally. Laurie brings over 20 years of experience of driving business results in the digital media and entertainment industry through marketing, strategic alliances and business strategy.

Laurie has served in a variety of marketing and management roles in leading Media & Entertainment companies including XM Satellite Radio, NBC Universal, Sony Electronics, Request Television, CBS and CNBC. She played a leadership role in the successful branding of XM, Request Television and the launch of CNBC. At Sony Electronics, Laurie was responsible for leading the development and implementation of an Internet storage and services business.

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Colorado School of Journalism.
Jim Riley
Chief Revenue Officer
Jim Riley
Chief Revenue Officer
Jim is responsible for customer facing revenue generation activities across all Vubiquity's markets and services, including management of Platform Sales, Affiliate Sales, and Content Services teams. Previously, Jim served as Chief Sales Officer for TVN Entertainment, where he crafted distribution and content agreements to become the nation's largest VOD Service Provider, and during which time the company reached profitability. Prior to that, Jim directed the Guthy-Renker Television Networks, where he established the first and largest national direct-response advertising platform to cable and DBS providers in North America. An industry veteran of 24 years, Jim was part of the launch team at E! Entertainment Television, serving as vice president of Affiliate Sales and later establishing the New Technologies Group, managing the development of DBS, Fiber Telco, and other non-traditional distribution revenue streams, including development of E! Clips - the CTAM award-winning affinity marketing program. Jim began his television career as a member of the Rainbow Programming Networks Group, a division of Cablevision, directing various sales, marketing, and business affairs units.

Jim is a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in Mass Communications and Philosophy and is a member of CTAM, CAB, and has served on cable and regional telecommunications associations.
Jon Romm
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Jon Romm
Chief Corporate Development Officer
As Chief Corporate Development Officer at Vubiquity, Jon is responsible for joint ventures, partnerships, and mergers & acquisition activity as well as international sales, including new geographic and new vertical market expansion. Jon brings more than 20 years of experience in the satellite, media and entertainment, and telecommunications industries, with an emphasis on building competitive and profitable business units. Prior to founding Avail-TVN, Jon was president of the Media & Entertainment business unit from 2002 to 2006 at Intelsat in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for more than $200 million in annual revenue. At Intelsat, Jon headed all commercial relationships with world-class programmers and broadcasters, including ABC, CBS, Fox, Disney, GlobeCast, NBA, BT, NHK, Time Warner, Viacom, HD Net, ESPN, Televisa, Middle East Broadcasting, and Zee TV. Prior to his tenure at Intelsat, Jon headed the global and commercial sales unit for BT Broadcast Services, where he managed a 295 million British Pound revenue budget and serviced key media clientele, including BBC, ITN, ITV, and NTL. Jon has also held management and sales positions at ICG and IDB Communications, as well as Hughes Television Network. Jon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Bucknell University. He has served on the Board of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and the Satcon Trade Show. Jon was also a board member of Galaxy Corporation a direct to home service in Hong Kong that was a joint venture between TVB and Intelsat. Jon Successfully saw the business sold to Hutchison Wampoa. Jon was listed in The Euro 50 "Leaders in Broadband & Pay TV" for 2003 and was elected Teleport Executive of the Year by the World Teleport Association in 2002.
Brendan Sullivan
Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Technology
Brendan Sullivan
Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Technology
As EVP, Global Operations and Technology, Brendan drives the evolution of Vubiquity’s service delivery infrastructure and technology offerings. Previously, Brendan was responsible for IT, Engineering, and the distribution network for DG, managing a 150-person team dedicated to developing digital content prep and distribution solutions for Brand, Agency, Publisher and Broadcaster clients in both the traditional and online-media space. Prior to joining DG, Brendan spent nearly 10 years at Level 3 Communications, Inc., where he focused on content application development, broadcast and advertising distribution and various other network deployment solutions. Brendan’s teams have been awarded multiple honors such as Sullivan and Frost innovation in industry, Forbes Magazine best of the web, and a Technical Emmy. Prior to his tenure at Level 3, he was at Andersen Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 IT Outsourcing clients. Brendan has a BA with honors from Brown University.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Vubiquity uses and protects any information that you may give Vubiquity when you use this or any of its network websites.

Vubiquity is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Vubiquity may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 16th November 2012.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information:

What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies

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Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [info "at" vubiquity.com]

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

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