Our Company

Leadership

Prasanna Ganesan,
Founder and CEO.

Prasanna founded Machinify in early 2016. After receiving his PhD in Computer Science at Stanford, he co-founded VUDU in 2005 (acquired by Walmart 2010). His pioneering work as CTO resulted in over 30 patents and his receiving the 2013 Home Entertainment Visionary award. Prasanna is the recipient of the President of India Gold Medal for his academic accomplishments and also holds the distinction of being the #1 ranked student entering the Indian Institute of Technology.

Tony Miranz,
Co-Founder and President.

Tony is in charge of markets and partnerships at Machinify. Previously, Tony was COO at Poynt, a top Silicon Valley Fintech startup. Prior to that, Tony was co-founder and CEO at Vudu, acquired by Walmart. Vudu transformed how movies are consumed and disrupted Hollywood’s traditional business model. Previously, Tony was VP & GM at Phone.com, the pioneer of the mobile Internet. He ran global sales and later led N.A. operations. Tony holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has 16 advanced technology patents granted by the US PTO.

Edward Lichty,
Chief Operating Officer.

After leading corporate development at TiVo for many years, Edward joined Prasanna and Tony at VUDU, where he served as VP of business development, COO. Edward led the sale of VUDU to Walmart in 2010 and then ran the company as an independent subsidiary. Most recently he led strategy and partnerships at Medium, helping to take the company from early beta to one of the most important publishing platforms on the Internet.

Paul O'Farrell,
Chief Strategy Officer.

Paul joined Machinify to support the company as it scales its business and advances to its next stage of growth. He is responsible for developing the corporate, and product strategy for the company and for managing large-scale customer engagements. Prior to Machinify, Paul was the SVP and General Manager of the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit at Riverbed Technology in San Francisco. Before that, he was a general manager at Network Appliance (NetApp), where he ran the company's Technical Applications Business Unit. He also worked in the strategy and corporate development groups at NetApp and Cisco and worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and Viant Corporation.

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