Michael O’Donnell, CEO
Michael joined Playcast in September 2014 after a 25-year career growing VC-backed startups in the the videogame, Internet media and software industries. Before Playcast, Michael was President & CEO of Skytide, Inc., a big data video analytics company that was acquired by Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRX) in December 2013. Prior to Skytide and Citrix, Michael was President, Social Media, Cisco Media Solutions Group after Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) had acquired Five Across, Inc., a social networking platform company where Michael was CEO. Michael was also President & CEO of Salon Media Group, a pioneering Web content publisher that introduced some of the Internet's first advertising and "freemium" business models and successfully completed a NASDAQ Initial Public Offering. Michael is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and resides in San Francisco with his wife and four children.
Elad Dror, COO
Previously VP Engineering @HOT (Israel’s cable operator), in charge of product & deployments. Elad has an outstanding operational track record with launching and operating national scale digital entertainment services, including one of the world’s first and most successful VoD services.
Yuval Noimark, VP R&D
Yuval is an experienced research and development executive in the video and image processing space. Before joining Playcast, Yuval managed software development for HP's Large Format Printers. Previously, he managed the development of Kodak's professional photography software for high-end digital cameras. Yuval held several technology roles in Intel and IBM Research where he specialized in video streaming and media frameworks. Yuval holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. His M.Sc. research was on streaming 3D graphics using video.
Guy Wollmann, EVP
Extensive experience serving as a financial, commercial and operational executive in investments companies and leading high-growth technology companies. Guy's skills include financial management and analysis, investment management, fundraising, strategic business development, M&A transactions.