Management Team

  • MICHAEL KAPLINSKY, PH.D. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER

    Dr. Michael Kaplinsky has served as Chief Executive Officer of Arecont Vision since he co-founded the Company in April 2003. Prior to co-founding the Company, Dr. Kaplinsky worked as Manager of the Systems on a Chip (“SOC”) division of Micron Technology, Inc. He joined Micron Technology, Inc. through its acquisition of a CMOS image sensor manufacturer, Photobit Corporation, where Dr. Kaplinsky served as SOC Business Unit Manager. Prior to Photobit, Dr. Kaplinsky was a Research Engineer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

  • DR. VLADIMIR BEREZIN, PH.D. PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER

    Dr. Vladimir Berezin has served as President of Arecont Vision since he co-founded the Company in April 2003. Prior to co-founding the Company, Dr. Berezin worked as Manager of the Pixel Technology division of Micron Technology, Inc. He joined Micron Technology, Inc. through its acquisition of a CMOS image sensor manufacturer, Photobit Corporation, where Dr. Berezin served as Manager of Sensor Characterization. Additionally, Dr. Berezin was employed as the Director of the Ista Group of Companies as well as the CCD Lab Director of Electron, a major Russian research center. He received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg State University of Communications, Ph.D. in Microelectronics from Moscow State Institute of Radio-Engineering Electronic and Automation and Post Doctorate degree in Engineering Science from the Moscow Institute of Applied Physics.

  • RAUL CALDERON CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND GENERAL MANAGER

    Raul Calderon is Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Arecont Vision. Mr. Calderon joined Arecont Vision in 2007 as Vice President of Strategic Relations, later servicing as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, responsible for all aspects of Operations, Engineering and Product. Those functions, as well as Sales, Marketing and Support report to Mr. Calderon in his current assignment as COO and GM. Prior to joining Arecont Vision, Mr. Calderon served as the National Product Development and Marketing Manager for the North American security division of the Sanyo Fisher Company. Prior assignments were as Director of Worldwide Product management for Ultrak, Inc., now a Honeywell company, and as the National Sales Manager for 2 technology startups, GPS Standard and DigiSpec Corporation. Mr. Calderon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • JEFF WHITNEY VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

    Jeff Whitney leads worldwide marketing for Arecont Vision, bringing over 25 years of global marketing experience at fast growing companies in video, platforms, and information technology. Mr. Whitney leads global branding, strategy, product, partner, alliance, and channel marketing, as well as both inbound and outbound marketing teams and programs. Prior to Arecont Vision, Mr. Whitney served as Vice President of Marketing for network flash vendor Astute Networks, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for video surveillance platform pioneer Intransa, and Vice President of Marketing for encryption/key management software and appliance developer MaXXan Systems. He also served as Vice President of Strategy for Fujitsu Technology Solutions and in leadership roles with NetApp and Spinnaker Networks. Mr. Whitney currently serves on the Security Industry Association (SIA) Cyber Security Advisory Board. He is a business administration graduate of St. Lawrence College, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, with part of his studies held at Morne Technical College, University of the West Indies, in Castries, St. Lucia.

  • BRAD DONALDSON VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    Brad Donaldson is the Vice President of Product Development for Arecont Vision. Mr. Donaldson provides strategic leadership for all Arecont Vision product management and development. Since joining the company, he has led the development of the MicroDome® series, the industry’s smallest and most powerful reduced-size footprint megapixel camera family which was released in 2012. Mr. Donaldson’s successes include the SurroundVideo Omni, the industry’s first completely configurable multi-sensor megapixel camera series introduced in 2014, the SurroundVideo Omni G2 released in early 2016 and the G3 in 2017, and several other important product line additions. Mr. Donaldson joined Arecont Vision in 2012, and in 2014 was promoted to Director of Product Management. Prior to Arecont Vision, his career took him from the United States Navy to engineering management positions within GE Security, and on to other high-level project and product management roles. Mr. Donaldson holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.

  • IGOR ANISIMOV, PH.D. CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

    Igor Anisimov is the Chief Technical Officer of Arecont Vision, responsible for the ongoing leadership of the Advanced Development, Firmware Development, and Electronics Development teams. Dr. Anisimov played a key role in the company’s H.264 compression development, resulting in the 2008 introduction of the industry’s first megapixel surveillance cameras with this technology. His later work on True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology was introduced in 2012 in the company’s ground-breaking MegaDome® and MegaVideo® camera series. Dr. Anisimov’s career outside of Arecont Vision incudes serving as Firmware Engineering Manager at Intevac Corporation and prior to that as a researcher in image processing with the Vavilov State Optic Institute. He is a graduate of Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnic University with Bachelor, Masters, and PhD. degrees in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in Digital Image Processing.

  • EDMOND DERAVANESSIAN CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Edmond Deravanessian has served as CFO of Arecont Vision since October 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Deravanessian served as Chief Financial Officer of Rene Furterer, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmetics headquartered in France. Prior to this, Mr. Deravanessian served over 4 years as Vice-President / Controller for Pacer International. Mr. Deravanessian holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and an EA certification.

  • MITCH FAGUNDES VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL STRATEGIC ACCOUNTS

    Mitch Fagundes is Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts. Mr. Fagundes joined Arecont Vision as a Regional Sales Manager in 2011, and later was promoted to Director of Business Development. He has been instrumental in the growth of Arecont Vision and the success of the company with major end user customers around the world. Mr. Fagundes has global responsibility for strategic accounts, distributors, systems integrators, and both the A&E and consultant communities. Mr. Fagundes holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with an Entrepreneurship focus from California State University, Fresno.

  • KYLE PARKER VICE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAS SALES

    Kyle Parker is Vice President of North American Sales – West for Arecont Vision. Mr. Parker joined the company in 2013 as Regional Sales Director – North Central. After several years of sales growth while in this role, he was promoted to regional vice president in 2016. Mr. Parker manages the sales team for 24 US states and 4 Canadian provinces and 3 northern territories. Mr. Parker came to Arecont Vision after over 17 years as a manufacturer’s representative for Keith Parker and Associates, and had previous positions in the video, cyber security, and financial industries. He holds a Master’s of Science in Marketing from Northwestern University.

  • SANJIT BARDHAN VICE PRESIDENT OF EMEAI SALES

    Sanjit Bardhan leads the Arecont Vision sales organization across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. Mr. Bardhan joined Arecont Vision in 2011 as Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa. He successfully grew the business across the region, and in 2013 he was promoted to Director of Middle East - Africa. In 2016, Mr. Bardhan was promoted to Vice President, Middle East, Africa, and India Sales, and added Europe to his responsibilities in 2017. Prior to Arecont Vision, Mr. Bardhan held successful sales assignments with Clipsal Datacomms by Schneider Electric and distributor Anixter Middle East. He holds a B.E. (Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani).

  • BECKY ZHOU VICE PRESIDENT APAC SALES

    Becky Zhou is responsible for Arecont Vision’s Asia-Pacific distributor and systems integrator business, including management of the regional sales team and the relationship with key customers, strategic partners, and systems integrators. Ms. Zhou is a long-term Arecont Vision employee and an established figure in the Asia-Pacific region. She had previously served as the company’s Regional Sales Director, APAC. Her responsibilities include Greater China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Pakistan. Ms. Zhou personally nurtures and maintains major accounts, particularly the use of Arecont Vision technology in municipal surveillance and at major financial institutions.


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