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AVIQ’s Management Team

Rudolf Kiseljak, Founder, CEO, Chairman

RudyRudy has an extensive international experience in product management and development, marketing and sales in the audio/video industry, creation of innovative products and services, as well as founding, managing and structuring start-ups. Started in 2002 and officially launched in 2003, AVIQ is Rudy’s 3rd startup company. Previous engagements also include working as VP Product Management at BridgeCo, a technology startup, and as Head of Product Management at Studer Professional Audio, an industry leader in professional audio systems. He holds a dipl.ing. degree in Electronic Engineering, a M.Sc. degree in Digital Audio Engineering and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Reinhard Stary, COO

SigiReinhard has more than twenty years of very diverse experience in international Management, Strategy and Corporate Finance leadership positions in the fields of Financial Services, IT Services, Real Estate and Strategic Advisory. This includes CEO, COO, CFO and Chairman/ Member of the Board and Non-executive Director roles in small, medium sized as well as global corporations.
He graduated from Vienna University of Economics with a M.Sc. and studied violin at the University of Music and Arts, Vienna. Furthermore he holds a full dual MBA degree from London Business School (distinction) and Columbia Business School (BetaGamaSigma honours). In March 2016 he was admitted as a Chartered Director at the Institute of Directors (IoD), UK.

Thomas Weidemann, External Technology Advisor

TomThomas has been driving technology, innovation and system architecture in various companies for over 15 years and was involved in standards like DLNA from the start. He joined AVIQ after creating and managing world-wide distributed engineering teams at PacketVideo, bridgeCo and Alcatel. He created several major new products in the field of Connected Home Entertainment and Telecommunication Network Management. Thomas has a vast experience in working with distributed engineering teams and project management with major partners including Microsoft, Intel, Nokia and Denon. He holds a degree in computer engineering from FH Hannover.

Jonathan Claman, External Product Specialist

JonathanJonathan has been involved with AVIQ since 2007. After spending 7 years working full time at AVIQ he now helps the AVIQ team as a product specialst. He brings over 17 years of experience, having previously worked in leadership positions for technology companies such as SmarDTV, BridgeCo, SkyStream Networks, and S3 Inc. His career has spanned Europe and Silicon Valley, where he has created market opportunities from zero, innovated new product lines, and established successful partner relationships. Earlier in his career he worked as a design engineer in the areas of semiconductors, computer graphics and video networking. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zhelyazko Zhelev, Chief Developer & Team Lead

NadiaZhelyazko is in charge of managing the entire development team in Bulgaria as well as working on some aspects of development himself. He is an Android specialist with many years of experience in the field and brings 5 years of experience in development of Set-top boxes with DVB and streaming technology. Zhelyazko holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science – Information Technologies, Business Administration degree from teh University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Science, Software Technologies degree from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Nadezhda Zlateva, Chief Architect Cloud Software

NadiaNadia has substantial experience in Web programming with Java and .NET technologies, and has applied much of that knowledge to the creation of AVIQ’s cloud software. Recently, Nadia is engaged in software for mobile platforms. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA from the American University in Bulgaria and holds a M.Sc. degree from the Sofia University specializing in Artificial Intelligence. In addition to her full time role at AVIQ, Nadia is studying towards a PhD at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, working on her thesis in Computer Vision for gesture recognition. Nadia joined AVIQ in late 2002.

Alexander Marinov, Chief Architect Box Software

AlekAlek brings fifteen years of experience in software development, leading Box software at AVIQ since 2003. He holds a dipl.ing. degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from the Technical University in Sofia and a M.Sc. degree from the Sofia University specializing in Artificial Intelligence. On top of his full time job is developing new products, Alek is presently a PhD student at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences working on his thesis in the area of Human-Computer Interaction with Image Processing and Recognition.

 

 

AVIQ’s Board of Directors

Rudolf Kiseljak, Board Chairman

RudyRudy has an extensive international experience in product management and development, marketing and sales in the audio/video industry, creation of innovative products and services, as well as founding, managing and structuring start-ups. Started in 2002 and officially launched in 2003, AVIQ is Rudy’s 3rd startup company. Previous engagements also include working as VP Product Management at BridgeCo, a technology startup, and as Head of Product Management at Studer Professional Audio, an industry leader in professional audio systems. He holds a dipl.ing. degree in Electronic Engineering, a M.Sc. degree in Digital Audio Engineering and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Peter Gormley, Board Member / Non-executive Director

PeterPeter is a US trained and qualified lawyer with over 30 years experience in business, government and financial services. In addition to his board seat at AVIQ which he holds since June 2010, he is also General Counsel and a member of the Board of Thomson Reuters Global Resources. Peter started his legal career at the Library of Congress, in Washington DC, worked in government service with the US Peace Corps in South America and served for 5 years as staff attorney and branch chief with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also held compliance officer and senior legal department positions at Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers and Credit Suisse. Peter attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, and received Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Reinhard Stary, Board Member

ReinhardReinhard has more than twenty years of very diverse experience in international Management, Strategy and Corporate Finance leadership positions in the fields of Financial Services, IT Services, Real Estate and Strategic Advisory. This includes CEO, COO, CFO and Chairman/ Member of the Board and Non-executive Director roles in small, medium sized as well as global corporations.
He graduated from Vienna University of Economics with a M.Sc. and studied violin at the University of Music and Arts, Vienna. Furthermore he holds a full dual MBA degree from London Business School (distinction) and Columbia Business School (BetaGamaSigma honours). In March 2016 he was admitted as a Chartered Director at the Institute of Directors (IoD), UK.

Jonathan Claman, Board Member / Non-executive Director

JonathanJonathan has been involved with AVIQ since 2007. After spending 7 years working full time at AVIQ he now helps the AVIQ team as a product specialst. He brings over 17 years of experience, having previously worked in leadership positions for technology companies such as SmarDTV, BridgeCo, SkyStream Networks, and S3 Inc. His career has spanned Europe and Silicon Valley, where he has created market opportunities from zero, innovated new product lines, and established successful partner relationships. Earlier in his career he worked as a design engineer in the areas of semiconductors, computer graphics and video networking. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).