Brad Hunstable founded Ustream more than six years ago with a vision to bring live broadcasting technology to the entire world; Ustream was originally created to connect military service members to family and friends across the world. Since then, the company has established itself as a socially fueled communications platform for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals of any size to easily reach an infinite audience and share experiences in real-time.
Brad serves as Ustream’s CEO and has grown the company to more than 250 employees and tens of millions of users globally. He was recently honored as an influential young leader in San Francisco Business Times’ "40 Under 40" 2013 class. Brad was also ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and Variety’s Producers Guild of America’s Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers, for his work at Ustream. Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Gyula Feher is Ustream’s founder and chief technology officer. As CTO, Gyula’s primary focus is setting the product and technology strategy, as well as managing the spectrum of overseas development efforts of the Ustream engineering team. His team has built the company’s proprietary Ustream Content Delivery Network (UCDN), Ustream Media Server (UMS), and Ustream TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (UTCP), and they continue to drive the company’s vision through innovation.
Prior to Ustream, Gyula founded and led a former top ten Hungarian web consulting firm, which among other things, created and owned Googlerankings.com. He is based in Budapest, Hungary and his favorite channel is StarCraft II.
Mary Korn is the Chief Financial Officer at Ustream. In her capacity, Mary oversees all of Ustream’s finance and human resource functions.
With nearly 25 years of experience in corporate finance, Mary brings expertise from SaaS, PaaS, networking and consumer products. Her past work experience includes CFO and executive positions at Clickatell, Inc., Bill.com, Healthline Networks, Zephyr Health, OpSource, and Propel Software.
Mary earned a BA in Finance at Marietta College and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She holds a CPA license issued by the State of California and a Certificate in IFRS.
Chris Blocker is senior vice president of sales and business development at Ustream, where he is responsible for revenue generation across Ustream’s entire product offering and has negotiated relationships that has resulted in Ustream’s inclusion as a standard offering with many connected captured device OEMs. In addition, Chris implemented Ustream’s entrance in the smart TV space and has created ongoing relationships with Panasonic, LG and Samsung.
With more than 17 years of successful business development and sales experience in Silicon Valley, Chris’s extensive career has spanned a variety of large and small technology companies that have helped define new technology categories. Prior to Ustream, Chris held the position of Vice President of Business Development at Sling Media, where he oversaw business development and partnership efforts with PC and electronic device manufacturers, forging relationships with companies such as RIM, Nokia, HTC, HP, Apple, Dell, Vizio and Panasonic. Additionally, he engaged with operators and MSOs such as Sprint, Verizon, Time Warner, Bell Canada and Rogers to further evangelize Sling’s products and solutions. Before joining Sling Media, Chris was the Director of Global Business Development at Solid Data Systems, providing solid-state storage systems to HP, Siemens, LogicaCMG and Comverse for deployment at telcos throughout North and South America, as well as EMEA. He also held executive sales and business development positions at Roxio (a division of Sonic Solutions), OneChannel and Western Digital Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Bobby Garcia holds the position of senior corporate counsel for Ustream, where he oversees the company’s business and legal affairs. He provides strategic counsel as the company continues to expand and grow, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
Throughout his practice, Bobby has focused on intellectual property, working within various studios and start-ups tied to new media and entertainment. Prior to joining Ustream, Bobby was the sole in-house corporate counsel for Mevio, the online video and audio network for episodic entertainment. Bobby has also worked as an attorney for Universal Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, and CBS Paramount Television in the development, production, distribution, marketing, and promotions of motion pictures and televisions shows.
He received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law; a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, and is admitted to practice law in California.
David Gibbons is vice president of marketing, and oversees all demand generation, product marketing, branding, and communications efforts. David is responsible for guiding the visibility and evolution of Ustream’s unique online video solution as it expands to meet the live streaming needs of thousands of broadcasters — from consumers to entertainers, and non-profits to Global 2000 corporations.
Before joining Ustream, David held a management position at video platform company Ooyala. Prior to that, he served as a divisional VP and GM at video and audio technology provider Avid Technology Inc., where he lead product strategy across multiple product lines generating over $300M in annual revenues.
He studied Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland and Audio Engineering at Kingston University in London, England.
James Nielsen is Ustream’s vice president of sales. James leads the global account executive team, which he built as the company expands further into enterprise services.
With more than a decade of experience in enterprise sales, James brings his expertise in building and managing high performance inside and outside sales teams. Previously, James held senior level sales positions at Ooyala and IntApp, as well as a sales engineering role at Qualcomm for five years.
James received his PhD/MS in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego, also in Electrical Engineering.
Bob Langlie is Ustream’s vice president of customer support. In his role, he leads the customer support team and drives global customer satisfaction objectives through a variety of live and self-serve tools for users.
Bob is an experienced Customer Support Executive with more than 20 years experience with a proven track record in building and directing customer support and services delivery workforces around the globe. Prior to Ustream, he spent more than a decade building and managing the customer support team at Digidesign.
He completed his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University.