Meet the Team

Meet The Videon Team

Digital. Streaming. SOC. Hardware Pros.

Todd Erdley
Founder, Chairman, President
Todd Erdley is the founder and continued vision behind Videon’s groundbreaking advances in video technologies. Erdley’s leadership has propelled the company to the forefront of video encoding and streaming products that enable prosumers and professionals to create transformative solutions that are rapidly driving and simplifying movement of media from any source to any screen.

An avid cyclist, Todd enjoys unwinding from the whirlwind pace of Videon by pedaling around central Pennsylvania's beautiful countryside.
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Rob Green
Chief Executive Officer
Rob Green leads Videon’s corporate strategy driving global growth for Videon’s mission. Green has over 20+ years in digital media innovation from companies such as Microsoft, Nine Systems, Akamai, Abacast, and Imagine. Rob is a 2009 recipient of the Streaming Media All-Star Award by Streaming Media magazine.

Originally from Indiana, Rob has a BA in Economics, and lives in Seattle, and enjoys outdoor activities and reading when he’s not working.
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Paul Brown
Co-founder, CTO
Paul Brown is one of the original co-founders and technology innovators of Videon. Brown has been involved with digital video for over 25 years, from Intel Action Media 2 all the way to current technologies including 4K/8K HEVC streaming. Along the way he has been involved in the design of video / compute solutions for companies including Logitech, Bowers and Wilkins, Rockwell Collins and Lufthansa Technik.

Paul lives in the State College, PA area and enjoys traveling with his family.
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Tricia Iboshi
Chief Operating Officer
Tricia Iboshi is a 20 year broadcast and media industry veteran in IP video technology, including nine years at thePlatform, now part of Comcast Technology Solutions and driving operations at BlackArrow, Make.TV and LTN Global. Combining a strong background in sales and operations, Iboshi drives the global Videon go to market strategy.

Iboshi lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, daughter and two little rowdy dogs.
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Ken Ruck
VP of Commercial Operations and Sales
Ken Ruck has led several successful start-ups (Linus ASX, Flash Networks, Oberon Media and Hemisphere Interactive) as well as, emerging divisions of major media companies Viacom, Turner, Virgin, and Kodak. Prior to Videon, Ken held the position of Principle of Product for Amazon Live launching and driving the shoppable and AI enabled live video platform to $500 million in yearly revenues.

Ken lives in Brooklyn, NY with his two dogs, wife and two children.
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Daniel Chote
VP of Engineering
Dan Chote comes to Videon with a background in scaling production infrastructure and security, systems architecture, AI/ML, and blockchain immutability. Dan started his career in the Jabber Open Source community (XMPP), and has been in CTO/VP of Engineering positions throughout his career. Chote architected and implemented many products which scaled to support massive surges of users including the successful exit of an online dating application.

Dan lives just outside of State College, PA. He enjoys LEGOs with his kids, and has been very active in various Maker communities.
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Rob Bargo
VP of Operations
Rob Bargo, one of the original founders of Videon, oversees operations at Videon which includes meticulous management and oversight of manufacturing, supply chain, quality, IT and the service department. His work on Videon’s AS9100 certification and the implementation of QRM manufacturing have made the Videon Manufacturing Operations department truly world-class.

Rob earned an AAS in Electronics Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a board member of the Innovative Manufacturing Center of PA as well as co-champion of the MADE in Central PA group. Outside of Videon, Rob enjoys taking advantage of this region’s excellent fly fishing.
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Chance Mason
VP of Strategic Accounts
Chance is an industry leader with established experience and a successful track record in building and delivering game-changing sales and marketing strategies for industry players like Piksel, Qumu, and Haivision. Chance will drive key strategic accounts and partnerships for Videon.
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Richard Carreon
Sr. Director, Marketing
Richard brings his deep experience in driving adoption for new category creations, driving performance marketing campaigns, and corporate marketing in ad tech, martech, and video platforms. Richard will lead Videon’s global marketing and communications, driving new product adoption and customer growth.
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Investors

Erik Benson
Voyager Capital
Erik has helped build seed- and early-stage technology startups in the Pacific Northwest since joining Voyager in 1998. He currently sits on the board of directors of Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, SheerID, Shiftboard and Uplevel. Erik also helps support the firm’s investments in Candidate, Imperative, Sound Commerce and Stackery.

Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in Anova Data (acquired by Ribbon Communications), aQuantive (IPO, then acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon), Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts), MakeTV (acquired by LTN Global), RioSEO (acquired by Binary Fountain) and Skyward (acquired by Verizon).

Prior to joining Voyager, Erik was CEO of Mimix, a Seattle-based pioneer in motion capture software for the video game industry.

Erik has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Pacific Lutheran University. He was born and raised on a crop farm in Washington State (Skagit Valley).
Bruce Chizen
Former Adobe Systems, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen’s customer-focused vision transformed Adobe into one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies.

Bruce is currently Partner and Senior Adviser at Permira Advisers; Executive Chairman at Informatica Corp; Venture Partner at Voyager Capital; and serves on the board of Oracle, Synopsys, ChargePoint, Mirakl, Nexthink, and a number of non-profits.
Cole Younger
Arnold Venture Group
Cole Younger is the managing director of Arnold Venture Group. He has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for the majority of his life and received his degrees from the University of Washington. After graduation, he worked for two local venture firms, Pacific Horizon Ventures and Bancshares Capital. In 2007, he founded Vintage Lane Venture Partners. In his role at Arnold Venture Group, Cole spends the majority of his time assessing new investment opportunities and working with portfolio companies.

Outside of work, he is married and has three sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his boys’ sports teams, and is an avid fly fisherman.