Michael Collette, CEO
Having worked at the innovation seam of media and communications for many years, Michael has a proven ability to evangelize new media technology. Beginning with early work on the digital transition for U.S. cable, Michael has played a pioneering role in broadband media, interactive television, multiroom DVR, hybrid TV and advanced advertising. He was previously the CEO of uCentric Systems and PhyFlex Networks, and prior to that, the SVP of Marketing for OpenTV. As a strategy consultant he has provided services to more than 50 companies such as Google TV, Cisco Systems, Canoe Ventures, and Pearl.
Zeev Neumeier, Founder and President
Zeev is an experienced technology executive with a proven track record of executing new media and web business projects from the ground up. Prior to founding Cognitive Networks, he was the CTO at iNDELIBLE, a cutting-edge New York-based interactive agency. Prior to that, he was the Senior Strategy Manager at CMP Media. He received his MBA from New York University.
Brian Reed, CTO
Brian is a serial entrepreneur with experience in developing startups from initial phase into successful systems. Previous roles include Senior Software Engineer at iNDELIBLE, Lead Developer at Sterling Scott and Developer at Mantis Technology.
David Jaques, CFO
David has a background in banking, venture capital and startup companies. He’s managed the financial functions for major financial institutions and for small companies, and has specialized in recent years in venture capital and venture backed startup companies. His former employers include Barclays Bank in London and New York City, Silicon Valley Bank, PayPal, Nokia Ventures and BlueRun Ventures.
Rebecca Metschke, VP Marketing
Rebecca has been engaged at the intersection where media, communications, commerce, and emerging technologies meet for more than 15 years. Beginning with broadband Internet service during early deployments, she went on to work in electronic commerce, website and conversion optimization, interactive television, carrier Ethernet service delivery, and next-generation advanced advertising. Her experience includes tenures as a marketing executive in the communications and entertainment industries; she’s also served as a consultant to a variety of companies in the communications, information, entertainment and technology sectors.
Shelene brings 15 years of management experience in human resources, payroll and operations. Previously, she managed human resource and operations for Eastwick, a Bay Area public relations firm; prior to that, she was payroll and human resource director for Almaden Press. Shelene has worked with many Silicon Valley startup companies building, growing and managing their human resource, operations and payroll departments.
Corey Stanley, Accounting Manager
Corey has a wide knowledge of the various accounting aspects within a company, and has successfully managed the day-to-day operations of a variety of accounting departments as well as the administrative functions for several companies. Her former employers include Marine World Africa and Georgia Pacific.