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Broadcast Pix's Board of Directors

Rob Flory

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Rob Flory is President and Chief Operating Officer of Flory Investments, Inc., which is a private investment company with offices in Damariscotta, Maine, and Paso Robles, California. In its venture capital work, the firm provides capital to early stage companies which have developed, tested, and introduced a competitive product; have demonstrated viable market penetration; have talented and ambitious management; and, which are committed to the highest possible return on shareholder equity. The firm’s investment model includes follow-through engagement with portfolio companies ensuring needed technical assistance and oversight. Strategic planning, organizational structure, and executive compensation are primary areas of technical assistance. He served as Chairman of Broadcast Pix’s Board of Directors since November of 2012 becoming Executive Chairman in April of 2017 and a Director since 2004. Since 2004, he has served as the Chairman of Chemogen, Inc. which developed an antigen-specific test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in HIV patients. The assay was officially approved by the WHO for use with patients who have severely compromised immune systems in November of 2015.
 
 

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis
Steve Ellis is a successful industry veteran who has served Broadcast Pix in a variety of positions. He is currently COO having been CEO and President of Broadcast Pix from February, 2013, through September, 2015. During his tenure in both positions, Ellis has been instrumental in strengthening business development, sales growth and partnerships. Prior to joining Broadcast Pix, Ellis served at Vice President of worldwide sales at Telestream Inc. where he significantly contributed to the company’s rapid growth. He began his video career in corporate video production at Merrill Lynch and AT&T. In 1988, he became vice president and general manager of Editel Boston, a production, post production and graphics company focused on broadcast and commercial film. In 1992, he co-founded SNNY, which sold video production equipment to high-end customers in the Northeast and was the top reseller for both Pinnacle and Abekas Systems. In 1999, he was hired by Pinnacle as its director of sales for the Americas, and was a key member of the team that directed the company’s rapid growth and eventual acquisition by Avid. He then joined Vizrt as vice president of sales for North American operations.
 
 

Ken Merritt

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Ken Merritt is the Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt, a law firm with offices in Burlington, Vermont and Manchester, New Hampshire. Ken Ieads a transactional corporate practice with an emphasis on the representation of emerging growth companies, angel and institutional investors, including private equity and venture capital funds. Before becoming a founding partner of Merritt & Merritt, Ken was associated with the Wall Street firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he developed his expertise in mergers, acquisitions and private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities. For over 30 years, Ken has concentrated in general corporate and securities transactions as well as the formation and governance activities of privately- and publicly-held companies, nonprofit organizations, venture capital firms and financial institutions. He was elected to the Board of Broadcast Pix in September of 2013 and serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee.
 
 

Jim Rubens

Jim Rubens
Jim Rubens has founded and operated more than 10 small businesses, and currently invests in commercial real estate and high-tech startups. While serving in the New Hampshire State Senate, he launched debate on the passage of electricity competition legislation, and wrote the state’s charter school and victim restitution laws. A former chair of the NH GOP Platform Committee, he was senior policy advisor and spokesperson for Senator Gordon Humphrey’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Between 2003 and 2013, Rubens chaired Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling, and is widely credited with building the coalition that killed casino gambling in the state. New Hampshire. He also co-founded and served as president of Headrest, one of the state’s first substance abuse crisis centers and the state’s first suicide-prevention hotline. For his volunteer work, Rubens was named the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2013 Citizen of the Year.
 
 

Jack Swanton

Jack Swanton
Jack Swanton is Engineering Fellow, and a co-founder of Broadcast Pix in 2002. Prior to Broadcast Pix, he led software engineering at Echolab from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1997 to 2001. He is an internationally recognized technology expert in the computerization of television production. Previously, he pioneered the computerization of funds transfer at Citibank, and was a systems analyst in NASA’s Houston space center for the Apollo moon landing program. He is a graduate of Boston University.


 
 

Ken Swanton

Ken Swanton
Ken Swanton co-founded Broadcast Pix in 2002, and led the company as President and CEO until 2013. Before that he was President of Echolab, a video switcher company, which he led into the digital switcher market. He is an expert in the convergence of video switching and information technologies. Previously, he was Vice President of Digital Equipment Corporation for its core business, VMS systems. He held senior positions at Digital for over fifteen years, during which time it was the world’s second largest computer company. He is a graduate of MIT and the Harvard Business School.