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Management Team

Eugene Shchemelev
Chief Executive Officer
Eugene Shchemelev assumed the position of President and CEO of Qligent when company was formed as a separate entity from the Tecom Group Inc. in 2014. Through sound business practices, strong leadership and integrity, Eugene has been responsible for the successful formation, acquisition and growth of multiple small companies. As President and CEO of The Tecom Group, Eugene has over 20 years of experience serving customers in the Broadcast and Telco markets, successfully executing custom workflow and network management projects. Qligent’s formation is a result of direct customer feedback on the modern digital broadcast industry’s need for a monitoring solution. A team of industry experts worked closely with lead customers for more than two years on the gaps in current solutions and identifying future needs. After this extensive work, Eugene was then pleased to announce “Qligent Inc.” as a new independent company that is dedicated and ready to offer solutions with new original approach in monitoring to customers worldwide.
Ted Korte
Chief Operating Officer
Ted Joined Qligent in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Shortly after the spinout and legal formation of Qligent Inc, Ted was brought on board to build a team and drive the commercialization of software based solutions for the global broadcast and telco markets. Our focus is to help broadcasters optimize workflows, reduce capital and operational expenses, and improve the overall quality of their channel and their company brand by leveraging our expertise on both the legacy distribution platforms as well as new technology platforms. Before joining Qligent, Ted gained over 20 years of experience with Harris Broadcast delivering hardware and software solutions in the areas of Terrestrial Radio and TV, Audio studios, contribution and distribution, Master Control Automation, Asset Management, Video Servers and Non Linear Editing. Ted’s focus is to keep a close eye on market and technology trends and help Broadcasters, MVPDs, and infrastructure providers adapt their workflows, investments and even approach to get ahead of market and consumer demands as efficiently as possible.
John Shoemaker
Director of Sales
John joined Qligent in 2016 as Director of Sales. Before joining Qligent, John gained over 20 years of experience with Crystal, Comlink, Inc., 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.
Jane Mays
Business Administration Manager
Jane has been a key member of the Q'ligent leadership team since inception of the business in 2014. She has a twenty-five year track record of successful business startup and growth performance. Jane is experienced in general accounting, expense management, purchasing, payroll, employee benefits, recruiting, government relations and regulatory compliance.
Amber Ridgeway
Manager, Marketing Communications
Amber joined Qligent in 2014 as Marketing Communications Manager. Amber is an experienced leader of marketing/ company communications and editorial activities at dynamic, growing companies, primarily in the media technology sector. Proven success building brand awareness, launching new products and services, planning and executing multi-platform campaigns, simplifying complex topics, and informing and educating diverse B2B and internal audiences. Specialties include Trade show Exhibits, and events Business, from Marketing, Sales, Design (exhibits, Graphics) Build, Shipping, Site Management, and Budgeting.