Leadership & Management Team
Founder & Chairman
Michael Malcolm previously founded two California-based public companies: NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (formerly CacheFlow Inc.) NetApp pioneered the concept of network-attached storage appliances and is now recognized as the leading developer and manufacturer of these high-performance network filers. Malcolm served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of NetApp until 1994. Blue Coat also created a new category: Internet caching appliances. Malcolm acted as chairman and CEO of Blue Coat until 1999. Prior to founding NetApp, Malcolm spent five years as a technical and business advisor to senior executives at Auspex Systems, Sun Microsystems, Quantum Corporation, Tandem Computers, and various venture capital firms. Before that, he served five years as chairman and CEO of Canada’s Waterloo Microsystems, Inc. Malcolm holds Ph.D. and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Denver. As a tenured associate professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo, he directed one of the most prominent research projects in Canada. Malcolm holds numerous patents in computing, computer networking, and entertainment technology.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cheena Srinivasan has over two decades of experience as a Silicon Valley executive. Since 2014 he has served as the CEO of Kaleidescape, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2001. Srinivasan built Kaleidescape’s worldwide system integrator channel, and established Kaleidescape as the leading brand in luxury home cinema. He negotiated the company’s ground-breaking license agreements with the major Hollywood studios, enabling Kaleidescape to provide the first and only Internet delivery of full-quality Blu-ray and 4K HDR movies. Previously, Srinivasan served as vice president of marketing and worldwide sales development at Mirapoint, Inc. Prior to that, he was the director of enterprise marketing at NetApp, Inc. during the period when annual revenue grew from $2 million to more than $200 million. Srinivasan began his career at Sun Microsystems, Inc., leading product marketing for the company’s file server products. Srinivasan holds a master’s degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in operations research, also from MIT. He earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Engineering
Mark McKenzie has spent over twenty years developing consumer electronics products that make your television and home cinema more entertaining. McKenzie has been with Kaleidescape since 2006, developing software for content security, media playback, video processing, robotics, music synchronization, and media transformation. He has led both software and hardware engineering. Before Kaleidescape, McKenzie spent 11 years developing interactive television products for cable companies, including a multimedia streaming server for legacy set-top box distribution systems, and an OCAP broadcast service, that were widely deployed throughout the United States. McKenzie has many years of experience managing successful teams, helping to ensure a strong focus on products and the customer, setting high standards for success, and maintaining a cohesive and ambitious culture. McKenzie led teams at Liberate Technologies and TVWorks (Comcast) through several product cycles, dramatically expanding the scalability of the services while growing and energizing the team. Mark began his career as a co-op student in the Computer Science Honours Bachelor of Mathematics program at the University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada.
Vice President, Manufacturing
Kevin Smyth directs all aspects of Kaleidescape’s manufacturing and repair operations. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Smyth successfully led the development and scaling of the manufacturing and repair organization at Gigamon supporting aggressive growth and enabling a successful IPO. Smyth has over thirty-three 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. Smyth holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University Belfast and has been awarded Six Sigma certification.
Vice President, Sales Operations
Tim Barnes has over thirty-three years of experience in sales and sales management for consumer and professional products companies. Prior to joining Kaleidescape in 2008, Barnes served as the southern regional manager at Media Networks, Inc. (MNI), a Time Inc. company, where he led a sales team responsible for selling geo-targeted advertising. Prior to MNI, Barnes spent twenty-three years in various sales roles at Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. As Fuji’s Vice President of Field Sales for Professional Markets, Barnes developed and implemented sales strategies for their Frontier Digital printers, photographic films and paper and digital cameras. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Photographic Engineering from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.