Chief Executive Officer
SVP Sales and Marketing (Acting)
Graham Kill joined Irdeto as chief financial officer and operations director in 1995. He became chief executive officer of Irdeto in 1998. Prior to joining Irdeto, Graham worked for the FilmNet Group (later NetHold) in corporate finance and business development focused on European pay TV business development initiatives, various acquisitions and financing transactions. Prior to that, Graham held management positions at USC, British Gypsum and the British Coal Corporation.
Graham holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and an engineering degree from the University of Nottingham. He is a registered European Engineer, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Graham has lived in the UK, Canada, Italy, Netherlands and China.
Chief Financial Officer
Before joining Irdeto as CFO in June 2010, Germon was CFO APAC for BT ( British Telecom ) based out of Hong Kong. Prior to that, Germon held several VP Finance or regional CFO functions with global multinational corporations like Lucent Technologies, Textron and K2. In addition, Germon gained his professional experience in auditing and in transaction services with PWC in Germany. Germon has led finance teams in various regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Germon's origin is from the Netherlands and he lived in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Munich, Germany. He holds an executive MBA from Kingston University in England, as well as a BA degree in both auditing and accounting.
Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Wajs joined Irdeto in 1992 as a development engineer where he architected the world’s first DVB Conditional Access system. Since joining he has been the senior systems architect, a key innovator and patent author. Subsequent to this he has been the force behind many start-up projects within Irdeto ranging from secure music distribution, session based watermarking for video and audio content, the world's first pay satellite mobile TV solution in Korea and software based security solutions for digital content. Andrew has held a range of positions ranging from engineering, system engineering, VP Product Line Management and is now the Chief Technology Officer of Irdeto. Before Irdeto, he managed the Advanced Products Group in Mindport during 1998-99. Prior to that, he held a similar position at Altech Public Networks. Andrew has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Prior to joining Irdeto, Ben worked extensively in the digital TV, interactive media/entertainment and mobile telecoms sectors in a number of countries worldwide, most recently in a consultative role as President and Advisor to the Board of Equilibrium. He joined Equilibrium from OpenTV where he was CEO and led the company to its first year of profitability before taking OpenTV private (from NASDAQ) by merging with its parent company. Before becoming CEO, Ben also held the roles of Managing Director of OpenTV's European operations and Senior Vice President of World Wide Professional Services and Consulting where he was responsible for sales and customer deployments in over 30 countries worldwide.
Prior to his time at OpenTV, Ben held management positions at Spyglass (Chicago, USA), Logica (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and British Telecom (London, UK). Ben holds an Honors Degree in Engineering Science and Technology from Loughborough University of Technology in England and currently resides in San Francisco, USA.
SVP Talent Community
Before joining Irdeto in 2009, Barry was the top HR executive for the ORCO Property Group based in Paris and Prague. His past wealth of experience includes SVP and VP roles in Global HR for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Technicolor, and Platinum Equity, and international HR leadership roles for the Dexter Corporation in Chicago and Zurich and for ISP, GmbH. in Berlin, Hong Kong and Moscow.
Prior to his HR roles, Barry spent his early career in internationally-based assignments for the U.S. Foreign Service as a Diplomat. Barry has managed multicultural teams with region-wide responsibilities in Europe, North and South America, and Asia/Pacific.
A member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Barry graduated from both San Francisco State University and the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C. and holds an advanced certificate in International Benefits from the International Benefits Information Service.
Prior to joining Irdeto in August of 2010, Martin had held senior positions with Nortel, Motorola and Newbridge Networks, as well as CEO, VP and founding roles with Ubiquity Software, Castleton Network Systems and Ambercore. Internationally active in telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and government market sectors, Martin has lead multi-disciplinary teams, delivering leading solutions to market.
Martin studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary and holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Ottawa. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada.