Executive Team

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.

Steve Mitgang

Chief Executive Officer

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Steve Mitgang was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Veoh Networks in July 2007. A Silicon Valley and start-up veteran, Steve has 22 years of experience in general management, strategic planning, product management and business development for some for the country's best-known brands, as well as experience with enterprise software and Internet ASPs.

Prior to joining Veoh, Steve was Senior Vice President of the global team leading the definition, creation, and marketing of Yahoo!'s advertising products, platforms, and services. While there, Steve was the senior executive credited with creating the vision and managing the production of Project Panama (Yahoo's new monetization platform). Before his tenure at Yahoo!, Steve led a variety of consumer marketing and technology companies, driving them to leading market positions or successful exits. He joined Yahoo! after its successful acquisition of Overture Services, where he led the company's Performance Marketing group. Prior to joining Overture, he was president and CEO of Keylime Software, a web analytics company acquired by Overture Services under Steve's stewardship.

Dmitry Shapiro

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Dmitry Shapiro founded Veoh Networks in late 2004 and now serves as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. Dmitry started Veoh 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.

Michael Henry

Senior Vice President, Sales

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Mike Henry is Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales at Veoh, where he leads the company’s national sales team in developing advertising solutions that leverage and engage Veoh’s more than 21 million unique monthly viewers.

A veteran of the digital advertising industry, Mike joined Veoh from Dow Jones & Company, where he most recently served as Vice President of the company’s integrated ad sales and marketing division. Mike spent the majority of his career with Dow Jones as the VP of sales for Dow Jones Online, leading the team through a period of substantial growth and innovation.

Prior to his tenure at Dow Jones, Mike held sales executive positions at International Business Magazine and Euromoney PLC. He holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from Bucknell University and is an FAA-licensed private pilot.

Mike is based in New York, NY, where he lives with his wife, Kelly.

Joshua Metzger

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

Veoh Networks, Inc.

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.

Annie Morita

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Programming

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Annie Morita is the senior executive charged with developing and executing on Veoh's overall marketing and programming strategy. In this role, Annie leads the company's marketing, communications, content development and editorial teams in creating innovative programs that drive viewer engagement.

A veteran of interactive marketing and entertainment, Annie joined Veoh from Gaia Interactive, Inc., where she served as vice president of Marketing for the leading online destination site for teens. Prior to her tenure at Gaia, Annie was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she led all brand and sales strategies for Sony's vast slate of animation, film and television titles. Annie also previously held various global leadership positions at Warner Bros. Studios and Turner Broadcasting.

In addition to her executive roles in marketing, Annie served as an international assignment editor for CNN during Operation Desert Storm, the Soviet Union coup, and the German reunification. Annie holds a BA in government from Smith College and completed the strategic marketing management executive education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Annie has also studied Chinese language extensively and holds a master's diploma in Baking and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu.

Paul Apodaca

Vice President, Product Management

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Paul recently joined Veoh as Vice President of Product Management. A seasoned expert in systems and program management, Paul oversees strategy and requirements development for Veoh’s consumer and advertising products and systems.

Prior to joining Veoh, Paul served as Director of Product Management for Yahoo!’s Search marketing business. In that role, Paul was responsible for developing and managing advertising products and solutions to enable marketers to successfully reach Yahoo!’s audience. Paul was also a key leader on the product and engineering team that created and built Project Panama, Yahoo!’s new search monetization platform.

Paul joined Yahoo! as a result of the company's acquisition of Keylime Software, a leading web analytics and behavior tracking company. He has also held senior Program and Product Management roles with Portera, Sybase, and Ingres – positions that gave Paul valuable experience in installed software solutions and hosted applications.

Paul holds a BA degree from Pomona College and an MBA from St. Marys. He lives in San Diego, CA with his family.

David Muller

Vice President of Infrastructure Development and Technical Operations

Veoh Networks, Inc.

Dave joined Veoh Networks in April 2008 as Vice President of Infrastructure Development and Technical Operations. An experienced leader in deployment of large scale, complex global infrastructure and an expert in software development lifecycle process and tools, Dave oversees the ever growing systems needed to build and run Veoh.

Prior to joining Veoh, Dave was the Director of Infrastructure Development and Software Configuration Management for Yahoo!'s Advertiser and Publisher Group. In that role, Dave was responsible for developing and implementing the process, tools, software and hardware necessary to successfully build, test and deploy Project Panama, Yahoo!'s new monetization platform and one of the most complex projects in Yahoo's 13-year history. The framework used during project Panama is now used as a basis for implementing Yahoo!'s recently announced global advertising and publishing marketplace.

Before his tenure at Yahoo!, Dave was a Director of Configuration Management and Production Operations at Overture Services, the pioneer of search advertising that was acquired by Yahoo!. He also held management positions in several startups including Keylime Software, Kinzan and Encanto Networks. At Encanto David was the Director of Network Services where he first cut his teeth on a broad range of network, software and systems integration needed in the design and development of an Internet Appliance for small businesses.

David graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. & M.S. in Engineering and lives with his family in Carlsbad, CA.

Joseph Papa

Vice President of Engineering

Veoh Networks, Inc.

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.