President and Chief Executive Officer
TJ Kennedy was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer and was elected as a director on July 20, 2020. Prior to joining Qumu, Mr. Kennedy had served since January 2019 as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Allerio, Inc., a telemedicine platform as a service (PaaS) company that provides lifesaving technology to public safety agencies. He was also one of the founders and principals of The Public Safety Network, a company focused on communications technology solutions to meet the mission critical needs of public safety, where he had served since January 2018. In addition, Mr. Kennedy served as the President of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet.gov), which designed and oversaw the world's first nationwide 4G LTE wireless network dedicated to first responders, from July 2013 to January 2018. Prior to FirstNet.gov, he served as the President of JPS Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), from November 2011 to July 2013. Mr. Kennedy also serves as a board member of multiple technology startup companies involved in public safety technology and mission critical communications. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah.
Mr. Kennedy's role as our Chief Executive Officer helps ensure a strong alignment between the board's directives and management's execution of these directives. Mr. Kennedy has demonstrated expertise in developing and leading strategic initiatives in emerging technologies that he will also contribute to the Board.
David G. Ristow
Chief Financial Officer
David G. Ristow was hired as our Chief Financial Officer on December 15, 2017 after serving as our interim Chief Financial Officer on a consulting basis from November 7, 2017. From April 2017 until November 2017, Mr. Ristow acted as Chief Financial Officer of Ascent Solutions, a consulting company delivering cybersecurity, cloud, IT strategy, and infrastructure enablement services. From July 2016 to April 2017, Mr. Ristow acted as Chief Financial Officer for eGrowcery, an international e-commerce software business. From January 2016 to June 2016, Mr. Ristow acted as the Chief Financial Officer of Noribachi, a manufacturer of high output commercial lighting solutions operating on an Internet Of Things platform. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Ristow acted as Director of Investments for Eurovestech Plc. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Ristow acted as Chief Financial Officer of KSS Retail, an international software business providing price optimization solutions to retailers throughout the world, which was sold in January 2010. Mr. Ristow has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and began his finance career with Deloitte. Mr. Ristow is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive status), active member of the CGMA and veteran of the USMC.
Chief Customer Success Officer
Chad leads our professional services, cloud operations, and support teams. Prior to joining Qumu, Chad has led account management, support and services for enterprise software providers like Genus, ViewCast, Stellent, and Ancept.
Chief Commercial Officer / Chief Counsel
Jason brings nearly 30 years of legal, compliance and executive experience in both corporate and public enterprises. Jason’s has significant experience in telecom, media, XaaS technology and public safety, and earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Vice President of Strategy
Alex brings 18+ years in enterprise software and SaaS. Serving in roles spanning sales leadership to CEO, Alex has built and scaled teams, strategy, partnerships and revenue at tech companies like ANDE Corporation, SceneDoc (acquired by Tyler Technologies) and CDW.