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Product & Program Engineeering management: Video, multimedia, imaging

Palo Alto, CA
November 28, 2018

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Palo Alto, CA 94303



Seasoned engineering leader with multi-year experience in video/multimedia related technologies and systems. Strong product, project and engineering management. Building efficient software engineering organizations. Hands-on management of hierarchical and matrix organizations with large number of concurrent projects, senior engineering stuff. Management of diversified multicultural geographically distributed teams. Effective communication on all levels from engineers to C-level executives.

Broad and deep technology experience: video, multimedia workflows, codecs, encoding/decoding, streaming, digital cinema, broadcast, surveillance, machine vision, medical, cloud, etc.

Product roadmaps, definitions/specifications, features, competitive analysis, technology trends, standards.

Proven track record of delivering high quality products and systems on time and budget.

Management of software development, quality assurance, system engineering/integration.

Efficient project scheduling, resource estimating, planning, allocation and budgeting.

“Get job done” attitude proven by successful product launches and systems that went “live”.


TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING, Palo Alto, CA, July 2018 - present


Video and multimedia technology consulting (product, program and engineering management) for startups and non-profit organizations (workflows, codecs, video processing, HDR, system architecture, AWS cloud deployments for video storage and processing, etc.)

BEAMR Inc., Palo Alto, CA (, March 2016 - June 2018

Vice President, Product Management

Responsible for product management and product deployment of multiple video compression products (H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC codecs and derivative application products (FFmpeg, transcoder, etc.). Report to President and CTO of the company. Duties ranged from product definitions/specifications, features, competitive analysis and partnerships to technical presales/post-sales, product deployment (AWS or private cloud), analysis of customer requirements and translation into product features and priorities, product feedback, coordination with multicultural international development, sales and support teams (Russia, Israel, US) on product implementation. AWS and Google Docs based development and deployment process, Salesforce, JIRA, Confluence, etc. Responsible for analysis of new technology trends in video-related technology (HDR: Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG) and emerging standards. Represented Beamr in multiple standards organizations (INCITS L3.0/L3.1/MPEG SC29, SMPTE, UHD Forum, etc.).

VANGUARD VIDEO LLC., Palo Alto, CA December 2012 - March 2016

Vice President, Product Development

Responsible for company products development through lifecycle starting from market requirements and product specification through deployment and support phase. Manage multi-cultural international engineering teams, 3rd party partners/vendors, interfaces with marketing and sales organizations. Company is a leading supplier of professional, broadcast quality H.265/ HEVC and H.264 codecs and related products to top tier customers around the world. Helped to double company business size and increase HEVC-related business to ~40-50% of company revenue. Company was acquired by Beamr in March 2016.

SONY ELECTRONICS INC., San Jose, CA August 1995 - November 2012

Senior Engineering Manager, Professional Solutions of America

Headed up multifunctional/multi-disciplinary software engineering organization including software development, system integration, quality assurance, systems engineering, and technical publications. Managed 35-40 engineers with group budget up to $6-8 mln/year. Worked directly with internal and external customers and partners. Performed “director-level” duties and reported to Senior Vice President Professional Solutions of America.

Directed software development on various hardware platforms ranging from enterprise servers to embedded systems as well as integration of custom software/hardware systems for US and worldwide markets in business and professional systems area.

Completed key projects and released products in the area of movie post-production, workflow management, 2D/3D digital cinema: projection system management software development as well as digital cinema business operations, video surveillance, machine vision/imaging, 4K (4 x HD) products.

Displayed proficiency in business planning, financial budgeting, program/project management, resource planning & allocation, contract & vendor management, as well as day-to-day coordination with top management, Japanese and European counterparts.


SOA-based media post-production workflow automation system (Media Backbone Conductor). Managed software development, systems engineering, QA, as well as several successful MBC deployments including RSI broadcast station (Switzerland) and others (WebMethods 8.0, Linux).

Digital Cinema Virtual Print Fees (VPF) Back Office and Log Collection Systems. System supports accounting for Hollywood subsidies to capital costs for switching to digital projection. It remotely collects schedules and movie playout data from digital cinema projection systems in movie theaters, correlates it with booking data from distributors, and calculates monthly virtual print fee billing to studios according to contract terms. (J2EE/PostgreSQL/Oracle).

Game Information Display project for American Airlines Arena (Miami Heat). System makes real-time basketball statistics available for display on digital signage screens throughout an NBA team’s arena. System interfaces with NBA stats data feed and Daktronics Score Board with customizable UI screens (Java / J2EE (Tomcat), Windows Server 2008).

Video distribution system for stadiums (StadiumView). Managed development and deployment of the system that provides luxury suit owners access to video from stadium broadcast cameras and creates an exciting new game-day experience user by selecting their favorite HD live camera feed or replay from a user interface (Cincinnati Reds).

Sony Digital Cinema projection systems (2D and 3D/stereoscopic). System includes Sony SXRD 4K cinema projectors, digital cinema video servers, and screen/theater management software. My team was responsible for screen management system development, anti-tempering protection, system integration, secure hardware enclosure design. (Win XP Embedded, Linux, PostgreSQL) System successfully received DCI and FIPS-140-2 compliance certification and currently installed in ~13,000 movie theaters worldwide. Represented Sony in SMPTE DC28 during digital cinema standards development (ST-428-430 groups).

Digital Video Surveillance System for the government of Trinidad & Tobago. System included nationwide network of IP cameras and Sony Petasite Digital Storage System. Managed system design, software/hardware integration, on-site deployment, customer acceptance.

Digital Content Distribution System (DCDS) - Sony enterprise-level digital signage system that provides reliable targeted scheduled content delivery to thousands of remote sites (retail networks, bank branches and other geographically distributed enterprises.

Cablevision Digital Broadband System. System was designed to serve 3.5 mln cable subscribers for Cablevision iO: Interactive Optimum service and offered wide spectrum of TV-based interactive broadband services including Interactive TV, digital broadcast channels, Video-On-Demand (VOD), etc.

DirecTV Broadcast Control Centers. Software controls uplink facilities of DirecTV Broadcasting Centers for North and South America (175+ channels) in 7x24 mode. Responsible for modification to system architecture and design.

Multi-channel Broadcasting Transmission Automation System. System automated multi-channel transmission using RAID-3 technology and advanced origination-quality MPEG-2.


Worked in R&D, software development and systems integration in various Silicon Valley high tech companies in the field of software and systems development. Participated in multiple standards groups (ACR-NEMA DICOM, SMPTE, INCITS/MPEG, UHD Forum, etc.).


Ph.D. AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS/CARDIOLOGY. Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia.

M.S., B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE and SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, Honors Diploma, Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia.


SMPTE - Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

INCITS - International Committee for Information Technology Standards.

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Society.

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