Abacast Management Team
Rob Green, CEO
Rob Green currently serves as the CEO of Abacast. Recently he has served in a variety of advisory and consultative roles with several technology companies, including Sterling Commerce (IBM), Microsoft, BuyDRM, and Abacast among others. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Nine Systems, a CDN that was acquired by Akamai Technologies NASDAQ:AKAM in late 2006. In addition to his business development and strategy role, Mr. Green was also responsible for all of Nine Systems’ corporate marketing and product management activities. Prior to Nine Systems, Mr. Green was the Group Manager of Business Development for Microsoft where he was responsible for the global advancement of Windows Media technologies in the Broadcast TV and CDN markets. In this role he was responsible for establishing contractual relationships with over 150 companies including Yahoo, Motorola, DIRECTV, CBS and NBC. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Green held the position of Vice President Sales and Marketing for Cortex Medical Management Systems, a manufacturer of software systems for anatomic pathology laboratories and previous to that he held various roles within the telecommunications industry. Mr. Green serves as an industry expert to the Abacast Board and has been a director since 2007.
John Morris, CTO
John has been with Abacast since 2001. His pragmatic approach to technology and technology management has led to the creation of industry-leading ad insertion software and broadcast tools. John studied Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University before receiving his BS in Computer Science from Portland State University.
Jim Kott, Senior VP of Products and Marketing
Jim Kott has been a director of Abacast since April of 2008. Jim comes to Abacast from the acquisition of Tukati, Inc. where he was President and a co-founder. Jim has previously worked as Director of Product Mgmt. at MessageGate, a maker of enterprise email server software; as VP of Engineering at Viathan Corp, a maker of storage infrastructure software; and as a Systems Engineer, Program Mgr and then Group Program Mgr at Microsoft where, his team built and released the Groups.MSN.com communication and collaboration site. Jim received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Michael Dalfonzo, Director of Sales and Revenue
Michael has been a part of Abacast since 2010 and has held nearly every position in a radio station including Station Manager, Program Director, Music Director and Air Talent. Before joining Abacast as Sales Manager, Mr. Dalfonzo was VP of Sales at Spacial Audio Solutions. Previous to that he served as Director of Industry Affairs at RCS and as VP of New Technology at the Seattle based Research Group. While there, he developed and brought to market Virtual Radio Programming which became the model for several other companies’ hub and spoke program distribution systems.