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Robert Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Bell is the Chief Executive Officer at WISI America and the driving force behind the company’s vision and direction. Under his leadership, WISI America has evolved to satisfy the needs of large Tier 1 operators, increasing organizational capabilities and product features that enable operators to deploy and manage devices at scale.

Robert previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at Jackpot Digital Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University.

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Mike Bradley

Chief Technology Officer

As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of WISI America, Mike Bradley leads the technological vision and strategy of the company.  

Before WISI America, Mike spent many years developing video delivery solutions for video operators.  His early work with resorts and cable operators in the Caribbean, led to the development and creation of early versions of the Inca Networks IPTV encoders and transcoders. Those innovative products built the foundation of WISI America’s current carrier-grade video processing solutions. He holds a M.Eng. from the University of Cambridge.

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John Hanna

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of WISI America, John is responsible for the financial direction and strategy of the company. With over 25 years of experience in operational and corporate finance roles, John has a proven record of implementing change to target company growth while controlling costs.

Previously, John served as Chief Financial Officer at Vecima Networks and eBuyNow and held a variety of senior financial roles with The Westaim Corporation. John has served as a board member for a number of technology companies. He holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and is a designated accountant (CPA, CGA).

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Sharen Sandhu

VP Product

With over 15 years of product management experience, Sharen Sandhu is VP of Product at WISI America, where she leads product strategy and marketing. Sharen has played a key role in launching new solutions designed to effectively process video at the edge, while ensuring carrier-grade quality, operational efficiency, and a world-class user experience.  

Sharen began her career in software development, before turning her focus to product management. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and a M.Sc. degree in Design and Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh. 

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Mike Skowronski

VP Sales

Mike Skowronski is VP of Sales at WISI America. With over 25 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry, he is responsible for growing sales by cultivating happy and loyal reference customers. Mike joined WISI in late 2013 and has grown the customer base in North America to over 300 video operators. Prior to joining WISI, Mike was Director of Sales for Minerva Networks. 

Mike approaches his role as VP of Sales with humor and wit.  He leads a team of highly experienced video sales professionals, and he enjoys collaborating with them on complex projects. Mike holds a B.A. in Management from Eckerd College in Florida.  

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Dean Neumann

VP Engineering

Dean is VP of Engineering at WISI America. He brings 30 years of experience leading the development of mission-critical systems for the medical, aerospace and telecommunications industries. Dean is a practicing Professional Engineer, and the President of Visionary Research Inc. which provides consulting engineering and management services.

He is a member of the IEEE Systems Council and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing. Previously Dean has served as CEO of speech interface technology company Malaspina Labs Inc, as Director of Operations of Intel Corporation’s Software & Services Division and Managing Director of Intel’s Vancouver operations. He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. 

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Tracey Topping

VP People & Culture

Tracey is VP People & Culture at WISI America and drives the company’s culture and HR processes. She has been the leading force behind WISI America maintaining its Great Place to Work ® certification and recognition as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.

Originally from the UK, Tracey has over 2 decades of progressive end-to-end HR experience covering a variety of industries consisting of SMBs to multi-sited global organizations. Prior to working at WISI America, Tracey served as Global HR Lead at Incognito Software Systems and has worked at several other companies such as Hootsuite. She holds a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from Salford University and is Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (C.I.P.D) certified.

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Phillip Pettengell

Director of Operations

Phillip Pettengell is the Director of Operations at WISI America, responsible for supply chain management, order fulfillment, and technical support.  

With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Phillip is passionate about ensuring the success of his customers and delivering a superior customer experience. Before joining WISI America, Phillip served as Director of Professional Services at Incognito Software Systems.  He holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. 

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