chair + chief executive officer
Tayloe Stansbury has more than 35 years experience building scalable technology platforms and organizations across a number of leading companies. Prior to Kaleidescape, Tayloe served as interim CEO of Watermark Insights. Before that, he was executive vice president and chief technology officer of Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU), where he was responsible for all product engineering, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and information technology. Tayloe also previously served as executive vice president of Ariba, where he led product management, engineering, hosting, and customer support. Tayloe currently serves on the boards of FICO (NYSE:FICO) and Watermark Insights; previously he served on the boards of Coupa, Shutterfly, BlueJeans Network, and Harvey Mudd College. Tayloe graduated with honors in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
chief operating officer
Priscilla Morgan brings more than 25 years of experience building and advancing sales, finance, and field operations initiatives. She has established a unique and successful approach to scaling organizations through her deep-rooted industry relationships and extensive background navigating the entertainment technology landscape. Priscilla served on Kaleidescape’s board of directors from early 2021-2022. Prior to her role as chief operating officer at Kaleidescape, Priscilla was chief revenue officer at Alliance Consumer Group. Before that, Priscilla oversaw worldwide sales and business operations and new business design and implementation in vice president roles at Dolby. As vice president of business operations and development at Oracle, she led cross-functional teams to refine business practices, operations, and opportunity management for on demand and support services. She also served as the CFO at TuVox and conducted client engagements at KPMG. Priscilla holds a bachelor of arts in English with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley. She was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in Business by The San Francisco Business Times.
vice president, marketing
Norma Garcia-Muro is an entertainment industry innovator with a background in motion picture, home entertainment, and premium cinema technology. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Norma was integral to the launch of Dolby Cinema worldwide and the premium cinema experience at THX. Her previous posts include head of international marketing at Lucasfilm, where she oversaw strategy and positioning for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, and director at Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment. She was recently named one of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema and serves as a mentor for UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Program as well as Women in Exhibition. Norma received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Heather Olson Grundeman
vice president, customer engagement
Heather Olson Grundeman is an in-home entertainment trailblazer, with extensive experience as a leader in digital content and customer engagement. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Heather led global digital accounts at 20th Century Fox, where she licensed content and designed customer engagement strategies for tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, Oculus, Amazon, and Google. She pioneered international marketing campaigns at Sony Pictures for licensed franchises and executed marketing strategies across more than 150 territories. She also led analytics and marketing teams, synthesizing data and overseeing catalog strategy and pricing lifecycle for Sony Picture film library releases. Heather holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing from California State University, Northridge and was elected to an elite group of future leaders at Sony’s Global Business Leadership University program.
vice president, engineering
James Kleist has more than 25 years of experience managing software teams and complex technology projects. James joined Kaleidescape as director of engineering in 2006 and subsequently served as senior director, managing all software, information technology, and enterprise applications teams. Throughout his tenure at Kaleidescape, James has gained extensive knowledge of all Kaleidescape products, services, and information technology. He has been instrumental in evolving Kaleidescape’s product offerings, contributing to product management, development, and release of several generations of Kaleidescape products. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, James led software test and DevOps at Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX), where he was responsible for several cross functional software teams for all North American engineering sites.
vice president, manufacturing
Kevin Smyth directs all aspects of Kaleidescape’s manufacturing and repair operations. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Kevin successfully led the development and scaling of the manufacturing and repair organization at Gigamon, supporting aggressive growth and enabling a successful IPO. Kevin has over 33 years of experience leading high tech manufacturing organizations in large multinational and start-up companies including Gigamon, Nortel Networks, Tasman Networks, Quantum, Unisys, and ROLM. His responsibilities included leading the integration of mergers and acquisitions, new product introduction, supply chain development, global contract manufacturer and supplier management, quality programs, and cost reductions. Kevin holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Queens University Belfast and has been awarded Six Sigma certification.