Leadership


Dennis Nugent

Founder, Chairman of the Board

Dennis Nugent is a seasoned high-tech executive who is responsible for the technical design and implementation of Vidillion's high-performance streaming CDN and ad platforms. Before joining Vidillion, Dennis was vice president of network operations at CET Networks and Chaincast Networks (now StreamAudio). He was also vice president of Above Net Communications where he led the company's technical implementation of Above Net's security infrastructure. Prior to AboveNet, Dennis worked at PG&E where he won national awards for energy efficiency in supermarkets and datacenters. The datacenter remains among the most energy efficient in the world and serves as a model for designers of efficient datacenters. Mr. Nugent holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Golden Gate University.


Thomas Engdahl

President / CEO

A seasoned emerging high tech start-up executive, Engdahl launched, operated and expanded many successful businesses including; Applied Digital Access (ADAX), Pathfire Inc., Aloha Networks, and Radiance Technologies. As a start-up entrepreneur, Engdahl has built teams and successful businesses for Comcast and Arris International. In 2014, the Board of Directors of Net Power and Light (NPL), Inc. recruited Engdahl to take the reigns of the San Francisco, California-based company. Engdahl completed the merger of Net Power and Light with Wickr, Inc. in 2016. Engdahl is a flexible strategic visionary who combines a strong P&L orientation and well-honed business expertise with the ability to conceptualize and execute marketing and business development campaigns that deliver strong revenue gains in highly competitive markets. Engdahl has a talent for acquiring venture capital and establishing joint ventures and strategic partnerships for start-up and early-stage companies.


Dan Gravelle

Consulting CFO

Dan brings 35+ years of finance/accounting related experience most recently with privately held firms in the multiple Hi-Tech Sectors including Software, SaaS, Security, Telecom, Internet, Healthcare/IT, Semiconductor, and International, including VC/PE funding, merger, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring experience. Having raised $350M+ in equity and debt transactions. Past public company experience includes LSI Logic, DSC Communications, Granger Associates, Alumax and Liquid Air (Semiconductors/Telecom/Base Metals/Industrial Gases). Background and skills include internal audit, financial planning and analysis, cost accounting (standard, job, ABC), financial reporting (including international reporting), revenue recognition, treasury management, Sarbanes-Oxley, FAS123R and government contract and management accounting.


Steve Popper

Chief Technical Officer

Steve Popper is a successful technology, entertainment and retail entrepreneur responsible for Vidillion's video advertising technology. His prior experience with CTV and OTT video includes launching Lasoo, one the first IPTV solutions, and Imediasee, a video streaming service. Prior to Imediasee, he founded Synergy International Consulting, an aerospace technology integrator which was acquired by Xansa Plc (formerly FI Group). He previously spent five years at SAP, where he was heavily involved in the development of SAP's vertical industry focus and helped lead SAP's entry into the Aerospace & Defense market. He has over 20 years experience with Information Technology Systems including executive management roles at ComputerLand and ComputerFactory..


Lawrence Paranidharan

VP of Engineering & COO

Lawrence Paranidharan, Accomplished business technology leader with over 20 years of experience. He is a start-up enthusiast with an extensive knowledge in the Video Streaming space. Highly successful in creating a vision and identifying opportunities. Prior to Vidillion, Lawrence was the Founder and CEO of ChannelLive, an OTT service provider for ethnic content. Bootstrapped the business, built teams for it's technology solutions, it's operations and exited successfully. Some of his core competencies include, Business Development, Contract Negotiations, Software Architecture, User Experience, building Business Plan & Financial models and Go To Market Strategies. Prior to his start-up career, Lawrence has spent many years in IT consulting providing technical solutions to various industry verticals. Avid sports lover, always cheers for Chelsea F.C and Barcelona.


Sunil Chelaramani

Director

Sunil brings extensive technology experience of over 17+ years to Vidillion. He is responsible towards implementing new strategies and improvements to NOC operations at Vidillion. Prior to Vidillion, he worked with Tuncer Infotech Pvt. Ltd. as IT Director where he played important role in building CMS and SSL business.