Jolokia was founded by a couple of guys who eat tech for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert (all with a healthy dose of hot sauce). We’re not happy unless we’ve modified it, optimized it, and spit shined it. Our solutions are designed to solve customer problems. We’re not dreaming up ideas in the back room – we work hand in hand with our customers to design features that directly benefit them. Jolokia has been delivering enterprise video solutions since we founded the company in 2008. The founders and top employees have more than 80 years in combined video streaming experience. You can trust with Jolokia that you’ll get advanced solutions with advanced functionality. And that’s not bragging… It’s true. (okay, it is bragging, but it’s still true)
Mark Pace is Jolokia’s Founder and CTO, responsible for Research and Development of systems and services. He has over 20 years of experience in networks, internet and video streaming.
Pace designed all of Jolokia's systems based on a few key concepts that he is passionate about, based on the philosophy that Jolokia should be quick to adapt to customers’ needs. The streaming platform can deploy systems with the speed of the cloud and lock things up when security concerns require compartmentalization.
Pace co-founded one of the first social networking sites. At the time, the online dating sector was driving innovation on the Internet, with video streaming, user picture databases, live chat rooms, and algorithm-based friend matching. Thanks to Pace's technical designs, the flagship site grew to 2 million users before being sold in 2006. Pace invented and patented a distributed content identification system that is in use in many popular anti-spam systems.
Dan Seoane is Jolokia’s Founder and CSO -Chief Services Officer-, responsible for the delivery and management of Services, Support and IT Infrastructure. He has with over 25 years of experience in network and security architecture, internet and video streaming.
In the days of yore, Dan was Technology Analyst and then Infrastructure Architect at InfoWorld Magazine’s Test Center, where he was he was instrumental in developing test strategies for enterprise technologies.
Dan is a published writer, with a multitude of technical articles under his belt. Originally hired by Covad to design one of the largest broadband streaming networks in the world, in 2001, Dan was asked to become a “Member of The Council of Communications Advisors,” to promote interaction among the industry and investment communities. Dan then moved on over to Accordent Technologies, the enterprise webcast portal company, where he focused on mass-scale webcast delivery for parties of 30,000 or more for many fortune 100 companies.
Mitch is Jolokia’s Staff Software Engineer, responsible for software and platform development.
After being educated in the University of Paisley for Computing Science, Mitch got jobs coding in various industries. Mitch has held a variety of roles from an educational software developer for local community, to being a security administrator for a large multinational firm. Mitch’s passion is everything code related; he loves to code. He regularly retreats to his basement for days at a time to work on creating secure, efficient applications for Jolokia.
Mitch has been coding since the age of 7, starting on an old Spectrum Sinclair in Basic. In secondary school Mitch realized what fun could be had with the more “abused” side of computers; it's always fun to re-write graphic card drivers to listen for a special network crall to flip entire desktops upside down… especially when its broadcast to an entire IT department in a high school and every machine flips its screen upside down at the same time.
Imran is Jolokia’s Vice President of Technical Operations, responsible for the delivery of high quality offshore development projects.
Imran has over a decade of experience in different industry verticals from customer support to handing of overall offshore delivery management. His experience spans various areas, including customer management, people development and IT operations. Before joining Jolokia he worked as a BPO, Operations Head for a CMMI level company where he held several roles for more than 5 years. He started his career as a customer support executive and eventually worked in different industrial domains, all while avoiding being named “John” or “Dave”.
Imran holds a degree in computer science and accounting. Imran holds a Masters in business administration from one of the reputed universities. Imran’s life outside of work is his family. One thing Imran cannot live without is going to the gym regularly. He needs to stop winning all the company bench press contests…
Jay is Jolokia’s Head of Sales and Marketing Development. He is responsible for the lead generation, sales support and marketing.
An ex-Hollywood actor, Jay decided to channel his communication skills into something a bit steadier in his quest to pay his bills, while building actual discernible business skills. Figuring his degree in Theatre Arts and Speech Communications needed to be put to better use, Jay jumped head first into the world of Entertainment PR.
He then moved into the online space as one of the first PR guys, starting from scratch and carving out his own niche as an all-around journeyman, purposely choosing to do what many in this burgeoning arena neglected to do or simply ignored.
He organizes annual trade shows and sells and markets for a wide array of clients including but not limited to attorneys, resource sites, affiliate programs, movie makers and models. Jolokia marks the second employer/employee relationship between Pace and Jay, with the previous history involving PR and media relations with the social network that Pace sold in 2006.
Karen Miller is Jolokia's Financial Controller. Karen handles the billing and accounting end of things. She is responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting. Part of her position has her overseeing the implementation and monitoring of internal controls. She has 25 years of accounting experience and helps keep the business on the track it needs to be on.
Dawn Ceylan is an Executive Assistant for Jolokia. Dawn handles tasks that need caught up on: basic support, reaching out to contacts and making sure calendars and meetings are scheduled and handled on time. She is available to help most in the company on any task. Dawn has 25 years of corporate customer service/support and supervisory positons behind her, and aims to continue that type of work for Jolokia.
Thien is Jolokia's Frontend Developer and is responsible for creating user interfaces for software and platform development. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 with a degree in Communications and background in multimedia design, Thien moved to Chicago and began working in graphic and multimedia design for several fortune 500 companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, BMO Private Banking, and Allstate Financial.
His interest in design naturally progressed into developing user interfaces for the web platform. Thien has a deep passion for building responsive, user-friendly web applications for multiple devices. He is a self-taught developer. Besides working in software development he enjoys playing tennis, biking, and exploring the Bay Area to try out different restaurants.
When Brandon was 11 years old, he began creating mods for games, and drawing all of his artistic ideas - his interests began to grow from there until he was creating entire games from scratch for the excitement and fun of it. Brandon went to a game development college when he was 18, but he eventually started working with seniors and professors on their final projects and personal projects during his first year.
Brandon left college after the first year when he learned that he didn't need the college to fuel his artistic and creative drives. Brandon's passions have continued to evolve since he left college, and to this day where he is still creating game projects in his own time, and putting his knowledge to use with Jolokia. Brandon started developing games using many different languages until he finally found a language that he loves to use for all of his game development needs (It just so happens that Jolokia uses that language as well).
Before Jolokia, Brandon developed application software for insurance agents. He began as a QA tester, and eventually worked his way up to a developer. Brandon strives for efficiency and optimization, and will work tirelessly until he feels that his output is golden in his perception. Criticism is Brandon's best friend, because he tries to take a little knowledge from every situation he is faced with - someone telling him what he can do better is greatly appreciated.
Aside from programming, Brandon also takes time to delve into his imagination and draw whatever he can think of - on paper or with a tablet, and he loves to play guitar and make music in general. Brandon feels his imagination goes hand in hand with his programming abilities.
Ryan is currently attending the University of California Santa Cruz, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer science. With the guidance of the Jolokia staff, he aspires to enter into the field of technology. For Ryan it was the first in a series of programming classes at Yorba Linda High School that proved to be an eye opening educational experience that functioned as a catalyst to pursuing his future degree. Internally motivated Ryan finds excitement in expanding his knowledge base by experimenting with new languages and hardware.
Besides his passion for computers Ryan is a thrill seeker and an avid snowboarder, hitting boxes and landing jumps each season since he was 10. As a Sports enthusiast Ryan can often be found at professional football, baseball, and hockey games rooting for his favorite teams.
Connor is currently a student at the University of California Santa Cruz working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Connor strives to apply his education and talent at a professional level with Jolokia while increasing his professional experience and expertise.
Connor’s passion for Computer Science was first sparked when he enrolled in his first Computer Science course in high school, which ultimately led to his choice of major and his desire to become a member of the industry.
Expanding past professional motivations, Connor’s enthusiasm for programming and computer systems drives him to explore new languages and platforms, despite any mishaps that it may cause (like accidentally reformatting his hard drive and erasing all of his data).
Connor also enjoys playing video games as well as following eSports, and enjoys attending professional tournaments whenever he can.
Bei is an Intern at Jolokia for Frontend Development. She is boosting her skills and helping the frontend team create user interfaces for current projects at Jolokia. After one year of self-taught programming, she studied and graduated from Hack Reactor, an advanced immersive coding school. Bei is proud to be a part of developing innovative software applications with Jolokia.
Nate hails from the gentle hills of Eastern Pennsylvania. His first (and most widely distributed) programming project was a role-playing game he wrote on a graphing calculator in middle school. Since then, he's worked as an art fabricator in New York, a bike messenger in Chicago, and an embedded systems developer in California.
His love of abstraction and interest in mathematical structures underlies everything he works on, from simple web scrapers to elaborate test suites. He is happiest in the teeth of a strange problem with a deadline.
Phu is currently a student at UCSC, studying Computer Engineering. He lives in Orange County, but spends most of his time in school in Santa Cruz. Motivated with his passion to learn, Phu is always looking forward to taking on challenging projects and assignments. As an intern, Phu is ready to learn everything he can from his mentors and contribute to creating meaningful projects.
He first started learning about Computer Science in a Java class offered in High School, where he fell in love with coding, and decided to pursue it in higher education.
In his free time, Phu basically lives to eat. He spends his time with his friends eating and trying a variety of different foods. He also enjoys surfing, playing basketball, and playing guitar.
Jolokia partners with a wide range of technology companies to deliver the video streaming solutions as part of our commitment to deliver the best services to our customers.
We select our Technology Partners based on their best-of-breed solutions. With a tightly integrated bundled solution, we can offer the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the highest Return on Investment (ROI) of any competitive solution.
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