Management Team

Brick Eksten

Brick Eksten is Qligent’s Chief Executive Officer. He joined Qligent from Imagine Communications, where he most recently served as CTO, Playout and Networking Solutions and oversaw its roadmap for transitioning customers’ broadcast operations to the cloud. As CEO, co-founder and technical visionary of streaming solutions pioneer Digital Rapids, he grew the company from four-person startup to respected market leader – culminating in its acquisition by Imagine in 2014. Eksten’s decades of industry experience across film, broadcast, and OTT are invaluable as he leads Qligent to the next level of helping customers deliver next-generation direct-to-consumer (DTC) experiences.

Andrey Gaynulin

Andrey joined Qligent as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Shortly after Qligent was formed from the Tecom Group in 2014 as a separate company, Andrey reallocated from Tecom to Qligent to drive the company's world-wide business development to address new challenges and opportunities brought by broadcast and Telco markets. Before joining Qligent, Andrey gained 13 years of experience with Tecom Group in the areas of software and hardware development, system integration and managed services provision for Broadcast TV and Telecommunications. Andrey earned a bachelor's degree in Broadcasting Technologies, a master's degree in Networking and Telecommunications and a Ph.D. in Systems Analysis and Big Data Processing.

John Shoemaker

John joined Qligent in 2016 as Director of Sales. Before joining Qligent, John gained over 20 years of experience with Crystal, Comlink, VCI Solutions, and Myers Information Systems delivering hardware and software solutions in the Broadcast Radio and TV marketplace. John’s experience includes sales/business development in Network Monitoring and Management, System Integration, Master Control Automation, and Traffic and Billing solutions. John’s focus is to build new business opportunities through direct sales and channel partners.

Roman Semenov

Roman joined Qligent in 2016 as Sales Director for the EMEA region responsible for direct sales as well as channel partners. Roman has 12 years’ experience working with corporate customers, credit analysis, and office and partner network management for several banking groups including Intesa Sanpaolo and Societe General. Roman’s broad experience includes sales/business development, analytics, HR management, and affiliate sales. He has a bachelor’s degree in Radio Physics and additional education in the organization of entrepreneurship in science and technical fields

Larissa Coelho

Larissa Coelho joined Qligent as Deputy Business and Finance Manager in November 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Rutgers Business School in New Jersey. She has gained valuable customer service, sales and finance experience in her previous roles. In her current position, she is supporting Qligent with its growth and corporate financial infrastructure.

Lang Cooksey

Lang Cooksey joined Qligent Corp. in the spring of 2019 as Sales Engineer/Solutions Architect. Recognized for his keen insight of the market, he was promoted to his current role of Product Manager. He is responsible for developing new market-driven products and solutions that address the industry with today’s advanced technology. Prior to Qligent, he was Sales Engineer at Telestream and has had various positions and experience with Allstate, Lucent, Harris, Snell, and VizRT. Lang is an IT professional with several years’ experience in media and broadcasting. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University.

Judy Gasperini

Judy joined Qligent as Marketing Manager in November 2019. She is an experienced marketing professional who has worked in software and electronics technology markets for over 20 years. Prior to joining Qligent, she led marketing initiatives with Saalex Corp., Modus Operandi and Intersil Corp. She has a broad background and experience with skills in communications, business development, customer service and marketing strategy. She has a bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.