TJ Kennedy

TJ Kennedy

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

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.

Rose Bentley

Rose Bentley

Chief Operating Officer

Rose is responsible for overseeing global operations and implementing the strategic growth plan for Qumu. Her experience and leadership most recently at Teradata and Cisco have been focused on developing and partnering to deliver technology-driven business solutions and services, optimizing go-to-market performance, providing a seamless customer experience, and driving profitable revenue growth.

Chad Sears

Chad Sears

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.

Jason Karp

Jason Karp

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. 

Jen Dimas

Jen Dimas

Chief Marketing Officer

Jen has held leadership positions at high-growth, B2B enterprise software companies like Gigster, Plex, Demandbase, Egnyte, and Polycom. She is passionate about understanding the global market and in creating and maintaining connections—with customers, prospects, investors, influencers, employees and partners.

Lauren Goldstein

Lauren Goldstein

Chief Revenue Officer

Lauren brings 25 years of sales and marketing experience driving growth and delivering customer success to some of the world’s most respected and innovative companies, including Adobe, Airbnb, American Express, ANNUITAS, Google, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Salesforce and Tableau. She is focused on driving growth through new revenue streams and strategic channel partnerships. 

Alex Kottoor

Alex Kottoor

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.