Paddy Rao, Vice President of Product and Engineering
Paddy Rao leads the Product and Engineering groups at Sling Media, and is responsible for the company's overall product strategy and roadmap, as well as product delivery.
Prior to joining Sling Media, Paddy was at Technicolor (then Thomson) as the Vice President for its set-top box engineering organization, servicing pay tv operators on four continents. Before that, Paddy was the CEO of a Silicon Valley startup funded by Grundig and Intel Capital. The company was acquired by Thomson. Paddy started his career as a Staff Scientist at Compression Labs, a pioneer in video compression.
Paddy has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from RPI, NY, and a B.Tech. from the IIT Delhi. Paddy has also been granted over 45 patents in the fields of video compression, networking, wireless location technologies and mobile multi-media.
Jay Berryhill, Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Jay's organization is responsible for worldwide sales and business development initiatives for all Sling Media's products, as well as licensing of Sling Media technology. In addition to delivering revenue, Jay's team is always looking to "do a deal" working with distribution and technology partners for Sling Media's ecosystem of products including applications, hardware, IP, and cloud analytics.
Prior to joining Sling Media, Jay led several businesses as Vice President of Sales at Autodesk, the world's leading design software company. During his tenure at Autodesk, revenue grew from less than $1 billion to over $2 billion as he ran the sales organization for the Collaboration(SaaS), Manufacturing, and Channel businesses.
Before Autodesk, Jay served as Vice President of Sales at emerging SaaS technology companies Live Capital (acquired by Dunn Bradstreet), Redcart, and Encanto Networks (acquired by Lucent).
Jay also spent eight years at Motorola as Vice President of Sales for the Information Systems Group. Quite the sports enthusiast, Jay uses his Slingbox to watch his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide whenever he can't be in front of the big screen. He’s been known to yell "Roll Tide!" while watching games on his Slingbox from as far away as Amsterdam, Tokyo, and São Paulo.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Alabama.
Mark Vena, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
Mark Vena is currently Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Sling Media, a division of EchoStar Corporation. Previously, Mark was Chief Marketing Officer at Segway Inc. where he led the launch of the company’s latest models of the company’s popular line of innovative self-balancing Personal Transportation devices and Segway’s SE Patroller, the company’s first Three Wheeler device designed exclusively for the private security and public safety markets.
As Senior Vice President/General Manager of Synaptics' Human Interface Systems Division, Mark managed the company's highly profitable and market-share leading line of notebook TouchPad solutions.
Mark is a seasoned industry veteran and has a unique consumer and business technology vision that focuses on growth and innovation-oriented usage models. Before joining Synaptics in April 2007 as Vice President of Synaptics’ PC Business Unit, Mr. Vena was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Alienware. Previously, Mr. Vena held senior business and product marketing management positions at industry leaders Dell, Compaq, Epson and IBM.
Mark is a graduate of Boston College and enjoys the theater and watching professional sports (with Slingbox, of course) during his leisure time.
Vineet Govil, Senior Director and General Manager - India Operations
As General Manager and head of Sling Media India, Vineet is responsible for design and development of various products being developed out of the Bangalore Technology Center. Vineet joined Sling Media in early 2007 and has been responsible for multiple product lines including Slingbox hardware, retail and OEM Slingplayer for Mobile Devices, and Slingbox functionality in the OEM range of products.
Prior to joining Sling Media, Vineet worked at Sasken Communication Technologies for 10 years, where he played multiple roles starting from development of soft DVD players and SoC design for HDTV decoders, to development of a variety of media players on multiple mobile phones deployed world-wide via various operators. Prior to joining Sasken, Vineet worked at the prestigious Space Application Centre (India's premier space research organization), where he started his career in 1994 and was part of the VSAT development team. He also holds patents in the area of multimedia streaming and dynamic adaptation of network bandwidth.
Vineet holds a Masters of Engineering and is passionate about everything he does in his career. Vineet loves traveling and his Slingbox ensures that he never misses his TV shows. He is truly in love with placeshifting products whenever he is shifting his place during travel.