Velocix's Management Team brings decades of experience across a set of diverse industries and roles. Leveraging technical insights with business success, this team is driving the future of the CDN industry backed by the best CDN developers and engineers in the industry
Paul Larbey - General Manager
Paul joined Velocix from Alcatel-Lucent shortly after completion of the acquisition. Prior to Velocix, Paul headed up the Next Generation Mobile Access Unit within Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Networks Product Division where he was responsible for the management, development and delivery of LTE and WiMAX product lines.
Previously, Paul has held an number of product strategy & offer management, systems engineering and development positions including Vice President W-CDMA Business Development & Strategy and Director of UMTS Portfolio Management for Lucent Technologies' Mobility Solutions Group.
Paul started his career in software development and pre/post Sales Support with Cray Communications and joined Lucent Technologies in 1996 to work on spread spectrum based systems. Paul is based out of Cambridge, UK and holds a first class degree in Electronics from the University of Durham, England
Anthony Berkeley - VP, EMEA and APAC Business Development
Anthony Berkeley leads the EMEA and Asia Pacific business development and Global Marketing team for Velocix, where he is responsible for engaging and developing new opportunities for the Velocix product portfolio. He also leads the Velocix Marketing team, positioning Velocix as the market leader in digital media delivery solutions.
Prior to this Anthony had leading roles in Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless business including Head of Next Generation Mobile Access Strategy team and Director of Global LTE marketing and strategy for Alcatel-Lucent. Anthony has held various positions over the years, including leading the Global 3G business case consulting team, head of IMS customer solutions for EMEA and as leading the WCDMA business strategy team. Anthony, as a result of his experiences, possesses a great deal of knowledge and experience gained from working with both fixed and mobile operators in understanding the needs and the challenges operators face in the broadband world.
Bo Olofsson - Head of Video Research
Bo Olofsson is global head of research for real-time cloud and CDN-based delivery of video at Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. He is based in Cambridge at the Bell Labs antenna which is co-located with the headquarters of Alcatel-Lucent’s video business. Given insatiable demand for rich media, Bo and his team of researchers are working on the evolution of video and real time cloud content delivery to all types of connected devices, such as smartphones, games consoles, tablets and smart TVs.
Formerly Bo was Director, Product Research Group at British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). At Sky his team was responsible for research and experimentation on emerging consumer technologies and their potential future application and implications for Sky and it’s product and services.
Prior to that Bo spend 15+ years in the technology industry in various senior Sales, Product Marketing and General Management positions at Apple, Dell and IBM
Bo has a Master of Science (Computer Science) degree from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Bob Lindsey - VP, New Product Introduction
Bob has a long and successful track record in senior operations roles and brings tremendous experience in infrastructure and customer service to Velocix.
Prior to joining Velocix, Bob was CTO and VP Global Operations at Madge, Managing Director at Ionica, and Engineering & Operations Director at Cognito.
Bob has a first class B.Sc (hons) in Computer and Communication Engineering from Essex University.
Nick Dearden - VP, Product and R&D
Nick joined Alcatel-Lucent in December 2014 and brings a wealth of Software Development experience with 15+ years in the technology industry including 9 at director level. Nick manages all the software engineering teams within the Video Business Unit of Alcatel-Lucent.
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent Nick spent 7 years as Head of Development for the UKs leading private software company, building a variety of products for different verticals with customer bases of 10,000+. Nick also spent 2 years as Director of Software Development for a Global Travel company managing and developing all their eCommerce platforms.
Nick holds a Bsc (Hons) degree in Maths and Computing Science from Surrey University.
Nigel Coopey - Head of Video Operations
Nigel Coopey manages all of the post-sales activities for Alcatel-Lucent’s video customers – including delivery project management, integration engineering and technical support. He also has responsibility for business operations which includes tendering support, financial reporting and business planning.
Nigel has more than twenty years' experience in high technology businesses and extensive consulting experience in the bio-technology and not-for profit sectors. He joined Alcatel-Lucent full-time in 2013 after several years of providing specialist management input to Velocix, including the development of their delivery team and the move to new headquarters in Cambridge.
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Nigel led business reviews for the UK Health Protection Agency, the European Commission and a Global Youth Charity. Previously he had spent fifteen years as a senior manager in Call Centre and Smartphone software companies. During this period he directed major technology projects for clients such as Swisscom, Deutsche Bank, Shell, Nokia, Accenture and Schlumberger.
Nigel holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Southampton and an MBA from Cranfield University.
Peter Beecroft - VP, Product Management and Architecture
Peter joined Velocix from Alcatel-Lucent immediately after completion of the acquisition. Prior to Velocix, Peter contributed to the strategy group for Internet Protocol Division (IPD) at Alcatel Lucent where he was jointly responsible for the initiative which led to the Acquisition of Velocix.
Since, 2001 Peter has held a number of product strategy, product management, architecture, Technical pre-sales and solution deployment roles at iMagicTV, Alcatel and Alcatel Lucent.
Peter started his career as a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a Cambridge based computer company, and has progressed his Telecommunications and Media career through Ionica and BskyB in the UK . Peter is based out of Cambridge, UK
Wayne Griffiths - VP, System Integration
Wayne is responsible for the consulting team in Velocix, who are primarily involved in customer engagements to support the successful definition, implementation, and ongoing optimization of Velocix technology and solutions.
Wayne joined Velocix prior to its acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience providing content delivery and integration services to content owners and network operators alike. Prior to joining Velocix, Wayne was the Technical Director at Search Technologies. As a founding employee of the company, he oversaw all technical activities (Pre-Sales, Professional Services, Customer Support), contributing to the growth of the company to its position as the leading supplier of text and media based search solutions in the world.
He has held a number of other consulting roles, developing pure consulting skills alongside a broad range of technical experience and know-how. Wayne understands the fine balance that needs to be found in deploying technical solutions successfully, blending technical capabilities and business drivers to exceed project objectives and deliver exceptional results.