Librestream’s Board of Directors includes a group of experienced and talented business leaders who provide ongoing guidance to the Management team. Each individual has first hand experience in launching and growing successful companies.
Dr. Moe Barakat: Moe has over 35 of experience in industry, academia, and government in a variety of leadership positions. He is currently Chairman of InfoMagnetics Technologies Corporation, an engineering technology company. He has also served as CEO and founder of two additional technology companies including Novra Technologies Inc.
Moe has held and currently holds positions with technology associations such as TRLabs, the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists (APEGM) and the Manitoba Innovation Network.
John Bishop, B.Sc. John Bishop is currently Director Strategic Initiatives at Cisco Systems. John was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Products and Business Development at Inlet Technologies, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2011. He is recognized as a digital video industry expert and pioneer and was responsible for Inlet's leading media infrastructure products and solutions.
John began his career at IBM where he served as a product engineer with IBM's Aptiva PC Division. John then served as the Director of Business Development and Product Management for Osprey Technologies. In 2003, John co-founded Inlet Technologies and led product management, product marketing, systems architecture, business development and strategy. He was the vision and leadership behind Inlet's leading products and positioned Inlet to have numerous market firsts. These innovations included being the first encoding technology provider to support Silverlight Smooth streaming as well as the first to support iPhone and iPad streaming. He holds B.S. degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Steve B. Peri, ESQ. Steve Peri is currently Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Glowpoint, a leading provider of cloud managed video services. After beginning his career with a large New York law firm, Steve Peri later co-founded Peri & Stewart, a New York area law firm where he represented a large number of privately held and foreign based companies in their US legal affairs. These efforts included drafting and negotiation of contracts, technology licenses and transactional documents, such as acquisition agreements.
In 2005, Steve became the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Tandberg ASA, a publicly traded video conferencing company which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2010. After leaving Cisco, Steve returned to the representation of a diverse group of clients, serving as the de facto General Counsel for several of them.
Steve holds a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania law school and an AB in History, cum laude, from Princeton University. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York and the Court of International Trade.
James A Richardson, BA: Jim Richardson is a retired Vice President of James Richardson & Sons Limited and the current President and Director of Westmead Limited. A graduate of Queens University, Jim has a broad business background and is a major investor in several technology and oil and gas companies. Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of several private Canadian companies including Intelligent Hospital Systems, Ki Exploration Inc., Librestream Technologies Inc., PSI Peripheral Solutions Inc., TelPay Incorporated, and Tundra Oil and Gas Ltd.
Jim is extremely active in the community as the Senior Manitoba Director of Ducks Unlimited, Chairman of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Manitoba Region), a trustee of the Richardson Foundation Inc. and the University of Winnipeg Foundation. He was Chair of Sport for the 1999 Pan American Games, Past President of Big Brothers of Canada, former Regent of the University of Winnipeg and has served on the boards of numerous other community organizations.
Kerry Thacher, B.Sc. (Eng.) P. Eng, MBA
Kerry Thacher is a graduate Electrical Engineer and MBA from the University of Manitoba. He is currently CEO and founder of Librestream Technologies Inc.
Prior to founding Librestream, Kerry was Vice President of Symbol Technologies Inc., a New York based global leader in the Enterprise Mobility market. He was responsible for Symbol's Winnipeg operations that developed a variety of mobile computing products that achieved revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Kerry had previously founded and was CEO of AirWire Mobile Technologies, which was acquired by Symbol in 1999. AirWire was involved in the development and manufacturing of hand held devices for the health care marketplace.
Kerry's entrepreneurial career began in 1988, when he co-founded and acted as CEO for Ubitrex Corporation. The company developed a system to automate the capture of clinical data by nursing staff. The company was venture capital backed and was acquired by Continental Healthcare Systems of Overland Park Kansas in 1994. Kerry was responsible for Continental's Canadian operations, until he founded AirWire in 1996.