Our Journey and History
Over multiple decades and companies, we have learned that the most important product we build is the company itself. Like any good engineers, we sat down and designed what we wanted that product to be like. We live by these values every day. They are not posters or banners we hang on the wall, but in fact values ingrained in our hearts and in our minds.
We help our customers succeed by focusing on their needs above all else.
We work hard to continually improve each other, our products, and our value to our customers.
We will always tear down barriers to communication, collaboration, and success.
We are strong individuals - at our strongest as a team.
President, Board Member
Ryan has a uniquely diverse leadership background spanning engineering, human resources, network operations, corporate culture, and customer service. Over 14 years at Voxeo, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Culture Officer. At Sighthound, Ryan is responsible for product management including our most important product: an Intentional Culture of high performance and customer obsession. Ryan has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.
Chief Operating Officer
Megan is passionate about transformation and the opportunities that come from thinking big while empowering the organization around a common goal – the success of the customer. With a customer-first attitude, Megan plays a key role in empowering the organization with processes, data, and strategic thinking. Her 15+ years’ experience in Software Operations as an End-to-end Revenue Operations Executive, means she is an expert in process efficiency and data-builder for Scale-up Growth, as well as a Change Management ninja.
Board Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO
Jonathan is a “full stack entrepreneur” and investor who has started seven companies, run six, sold four, and acquired seventeen others. In 1999, Jonathan founded Voxeo with the mission to make phone applications easy to build and deploy. He developed the company into a worldwide, cloud-based, enterprise SaaS platform for automated customer service and sold it to Aspect Software in 2013. In 2012, Jonathan completed the spin-off of Tropo - a real-time communications platform - from Voxeo. Jonathan served as Tropo’s Chairman and sold it to Cisco in 2015.
Chief Architect, Co-Founder
Markus brings twenty years of software design and development expertise to Sighthound. He developed his own award-winning encryption solutions before working on development and architecture at, in turn, Voxeo, ZoneLabs, later Checkpoint, and LiveOps. Major areas of interest and specialization are security, concurrency, networking and all things media. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany.
Chief Research Officer, Co-Founder
Zain Masood holds a PhD in Computer Science, with emphasis in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning, from University of Central Florida (UCF). He has expertise pertaining to action/gesture recognition, object detection, shadow detection/removal, face recognition and computational photography. He currently heads the research department at Sighthound.
John is an investor, entrepreneur, sales leader and experienced board member who has served on the boards of AdventHealth, Alterna Capital Solutions, The Geneva School, PlanSource, and now Sighthound. John was a Co-Founder of CoAdvantage, ZeroChaos, and their parent company, PlanSource, which was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2019. Since 2006 John has led Legacy Fund, which invests in private businesses and commercial real estate development opportunities.
Dr. Mubarak Shah
Dr. Shah joins Sighthound as an advisor. He is Trustee Chair Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, and the founding director of the Center for Research in Computer Vision at UCF. His research interests include video surveillance, visual tracking, human activity recognition, visual analysis of crowded scenes, and video registration. Dr. Shah is a fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IAPR and SPIE. He is an editor of an international book series on Video Computing, editor in chief of Machine Vision and Applications journal, and an associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys journal