Thomas Engdahl, Magic Ruby

November 28, 2012 · Posted in Speakers 

Thomas Engdahl
President and Chief Executive Officer
Magic Ruby

Thomas Engdahl is a pioneer and early day entrepreneur of technologies ranging from telecommunications and cable to Internet-based content and video delivery. He has raised over $135 million in venture capital for his various startups. He has established, built and led technology companies to financial health by conceptualizing and executing strategic marketing and business development campaigns that consistently delivered strong revenue gains. His ability to raise capital, turn around struggling endeavors, and establish joint ventures and strategic partnerships has led to IPOs and profitable sales of a number of companies.

Prior to founding The Engdahl Group, Engdahl was Senior Vice President of the Radiance Division of Comcast. Comcast acquired Radiance Technologies in 2008, where Engdahl served as President and CEO. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Alopa Networks Inc., a supplier of software and management systems to the cable television industry. Alopa was acquired by C-Cor in 2005.

Engdahl has also served as President and CEO of Avasta, a software outsourcing service company acquired by Navisite in 2003. He was President and CEO of Alloptic, maker of fiber optic components and terminal equipment; Kasenna, a developer of rich media software infrastructure for broadband Internet which he founded; and Pathfire, a transport video media company, which he also founded. Two other companies he founded are Digital Video in 1994 and Applied Digital Access (ADAX) in 1987.

In addition, Engdahl has held key positions at companies such as M/A-Com Linkabit, Northern Telecom, DSC Communications, and Pacific Bell. He holds six patents for telecommunications and video-cable products and has been active in setting standards in the telecom industry since 1984.

Engdahl enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, flying airplanes and playing guitar.


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