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Executive Bios

  • Brad Hunstable

    Brad Hunstable

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Brad Hunstable founded Ustream in 2007 with a vision to bring video technology to the entire world. Ustream was originally created to connect military service members to family and friends across the world. Since then, the company has evolved into the largest platform for enterprise and media video in the world, with clients including Facebook, NBC, Cisco, Sony, Intuit, NASA and Salesforce. From press conferences and product launches to cultural events and citizen journalism – Ustream’s cloud-based video solutions offer users high-quality streaming capabilities, deep social networking integration, and the scalability to reach millions of viewers.

    Brad serves as Ustream’s CEO and has grown the company to serve tens of millions of users globally. He was honored as an influential young leader in San Francisco Business Times’ "40 Under 40", was ranked among the 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and honored as Variety’s Producers Guild of America’s Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers. Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.

  • Dr. Gyula Feher

    Dr. Gyula Feher

    Founder and Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Gyula Feher is Ustream’s founder and chief technology officer. As CTO, Gyula’s primary focus is setting the product and technology strategy, as well as managing the spectrum of overseas development efforts of the Ustream engineering team. His team has built the company’s proprietary Ustream Content Delivery Network (UCDN), Ustream Media Server (UMS), and Ustream TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (UTCP), and they continue to drive the company’s vision through innovation.

    Prior to Ustream, Gyula founded and led a former top ten Hungarian web consulting firm, which among other things, created and owned Googlerankings.com. He is based in Budapest, Hungary and his favorite channel is StarCraft II.

  • Alden Fertig

    Alden Fertig

    Vice President, Product

    Alden Fertig is Vice President of Product at Ustream, leading Product, Marketing and Customer Success. Alden started at Ustream in 2010 and held positions in Live Event Operations, Product Management, Product Marketing and Customer Success. He has been a featured speaker at Streaming Media, Government and Digital Video Expos, the NAB Show and Event Tech conferences and his instructional videos and courses about online video production and live streaming have garnered over 1 million total views. Under Alden’s product leadership, Ustream has developed several new product offerings for enterprises, including Ustream Align and Ustream Demand.

  • Gergely Hodicska

    Gergely Hodicska

    Vice President, Engineering

    Gergely Hodicska is Vice President of Engineering at Ustream, overseeing the site, streaming, and infrastructure teams. Gergely’s work at Ustream includes creating effective processes and building a culture where engineers can not just continuously deliver but also continuously improve. At Ustream he has championed the values of teamwork, devops and lifelong learning. Gergely has a background in building and operating large scale web applications, including the design and development of several Alexa Top 100 sites.

  • Csaba Sipocz

    Csaba Sipocz

    Vice President, R&D Operations

    Csaba Sipocz is Vice President of R&D Operations at Ustream. Csaba has been a part of Ustream for 7 years, currently working as the VP, R&D Operations. He is a generalist with a develper background, providing insight in leadership, management, team dynamics, agile and lean methodologies, project management, engineering legal aspects, HR and Marketing.

  • Sally Fonstein

    Sally Fonstein, CPA

    Corporate Controller

    Sally Fonstein is Corporate Controller for Ustream. She previously held positions in the Pharmaceutical industry including Executive Director of Accounting at Bracket and VP of Finance at Quintiles. She holds a degree in economics from University of California at Santa Barbara.

  • Arpad Kun

    Arpad Kun

    Sr. Director of Network Operations

    Arpad Kun is Sr. Director of Network Operations at Ustream and responsible for Ustream’s Content Delivery, Network and Infrastructure strategy. Arpad is the inventor of SDCDN at Ustream, the Software Defined Content Delivery Network. SDCDN takes legacy CDNs and creates an abstraction layer spanning across multiple providers providing increased performance, redundancy and unparalleled cost optimization. Arpad has extensive experience in leadership, HA systems, IP connectivity, disaster recovery, security audits, risk assessment, cost modeling and contract negotiation.