The Veoh leadership team's profile reveals a remarkable mix: Entertainment industry insiders, outsiders, and technologists. Executives, inventors, and mentors who consistently build successful ventures across content, distribution and technology business models. Not all of them make headlines, but they've each helped make history in their varied fields.
Dmitry Shapiro founded Veoh Networks in late 2004. Dmitry started Veoh with a very short to-do list: First, democratize. Open the business of television—once strictly a members-only deal—to a virtual community of broadcasters. Second, connect those broadcasters with new, global audiences, hungry for a limitless world of compelling programming to fill every niche interest, and desire.
Before he imagined Veoh, Dmitry built Akonix Systems, one of the leading P2P network security companies with over 1.5 million deployed enterprise licenses in companies such as Viacom, Disney, Newscorp, and Cingular. Before that, Dmitry led the technology groups at CollegeClub, a 4 million member online college community and Fujitsu Telecommunications.
During his youth in Atlanta, Dmitry learned English by watching lots of television, lost most of his Russian accent and gained a B.S. in electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech.
Joshua is charged with leading Veoh's technology and distribution partnerships. Prior to Veoh, Joshua served in a similar business affairs and corporate development role at Overture Services, the pioneer of search advertising. While at Overture, he was instrumental in developing the pay-for-performance search business that is now recognized as the most effective advertising category on the Internet. He was also instrumental in the procurement of nearly $150 million in financing and the negotiation of multi-million dollar distribution agreements with top Internet companies, including AOL and Yahoo!
Prior to joining Overture, Joshua was at Prodigy.
Joseph is a founding member of Veoh and has led the designing, building and scaling of Veoh’s product and infrastructure technologies for the past two years. As VP of Engineering, Joseph manages the technology development teams around multiple Veoh products, including the Veoh.com web site, the Veoh Web Player application, Veoh’s proprietary peer-to-peer (P2P) network, the company’s video encoding pipeline, and Veoh’s search and recommendations capabilities. Prior to his tenure at Veoh, Joseph was lead engineer and manager at Websense, a global leader in content filtering, web filtering and web and desktop security software. Joseph was part of the technology leadership team that helped take Websense through a successful IPO to an eventual $1.5 billion market cap.
Joseph began his professional career as a software engineer working for defense agencies at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, CA. He’s been passionate about technology and media throughout his life - he wrote his first program at age 10 on Commodore VIC-20 - and has spent most of his lifetime programming.
Joseph is based in San Diego, CA and has a BFA from NYU in Film and Television Production.