Our Vision

Aperi means ‘open’ in Latin. We were founded in 2013, with the vision of providing software-defined, real-time media processing based on open, standards-based solutions to broadcasters, content owners and providers.

As content consumption models change from living room TVs to mobile devices, and TV resolutions, frame rates and dynamic ranges in a state of uncertainty, it’s critical that your video infrastructure be flexible, secure, dynamic and efficient.

Aperi is the leading provider of live IP Media Function Virtualization (MFV) solutions, bringing data center robustness, security, agility and economics to mission-critical live sports, entertainment and news programming throughout the world.

Management Team

Our team is an ideal combination of cloud computing experts, networking specialists and broadcast video industry veterans with a long track record of groundbreaking innovations and industry leadership.

Joop Janssen, CEO

Joop has more than 25 years experience creating value in high tech, media and telecom. He served as CEO of the publicly traded media technology innovator EVS, Chief Executive of Vitec Videocom and on the Group Executive Board of the Vitec Group Plc in the UK. At Vitec Videocom, he architected profitable growth and brand expansion, including numerous acquisitions and breakthrough technologies including earning a technical Emmy Award.

Prior to Vitec Videocom, Joop was President of Phillips Broadcast (formerly BTS) North America, where he was instrumental in the successful divestment to Thomson Multimedia and the subsequent acquisition of the Grass Valley Group. He has held senior and executive management positions, including those at Philips Electronics Digital Networks in France as Managing Director of Digital Satellite TV and Philips Business Electronics in the Netherlands.

Brian Keane, CTO

Brian brings exceptional expertise in high-performance computing  and real-time software stacks to the Aperi team. In addition, Brian has extensive product development experience in real-time video processing and IP networking. Brian has a BSc degree from University of California at Santa Barbara, CA.

Todd Roth, Head of Engineering

Todd is an accomplished engineering and software development leader with proven ability as innovator, architect and project manager in the broadcast media industry. Todd has over 25 years of experience leading teams delivering award winning and financially successful products. Prior to joining Aperi, Todd has held senior engineering management, technology and architecture roles for Leitch Technologies, Harris Corporation, Imagine Communications and AT&T / DirecTV.

Andrew Osmond, VP Professional Services

Andrew’s years of engineering innovation includes VP of Engineering posts at video infrastructure leaders Nevion and VPG (Video Products Group). At Aperi, he combines technical acumen with extensive customer and industry relationships to deliver excellent support and services to our customers.

Board of Directors, Board of Advisors

Eugene Keane, PhD, Chairman

Eugene Keane has a long history of technical accomplishments and market leadership, developing technologies and companies through an evolving broadcast marketplace. He founded Video Products Group (VPG) and steered it through its sale to Nevion in 2008, where he served as CTO.

Joop Janssen, CEO

Erwin van Dommelen, Merapar Investments

Erwin co-founded Merapar Investments and currently oversees its financial services and investment portfolio in the TMT sector. Previously, Erwin was with SeaChange, part of its 35 million and acquisition of eventIS Group BV. Erwin was appointed President of SeaChange’s Software Division in March 2010, overseeing what is now the core SeaChange business.

Jeff Hennig, Xilinx

Jeff is the Head of Corporate Development at Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) , responsible for M&A and corporate venture capital and Director of Corporate Planning. Jeff joined Xilinx from Merrill Lynch, where he was Vice President, Technology Investment Banking.

Tim Sherwood, UCSB

Tim is currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he is also the co-director of the Computer Architecture Lab. In addition to earning a Northrop Grumman Teaching Excellence Award, his research has been recognized by IEEE and various other professional engineering organizations.


•   The IABM

•   Video Services Forum (VSF) and Aperi is an active participant in many interop tests

•   IEEE

•   Endorses Joint Taskforce of New Media (JT-NM) and the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) roadmap

•   Endorses Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA)

•   TICO Alliance

•   Sports Video Group (SVG)