Glookast Management Team
Guilherme Silva, Co-Founder and CEO
Guilherme is a veteran in the broadcast industry. Since 1976, he has held several engineering and management positions at large broadcast networks, such as TV Globo in Brazil, and broadcast equipment manufacturers (AMPEX).
Guilherme participated in the design team for products such Ampex ADO and AVC switcher. Later he held management positions at AMPEX Brazil where he oversaw a $15 million business. In 1988, he founded CIS Group, a professional digital media systems integrator and distributor.
At GLOOKAST he spearheads all required initiatives designed to grow the company and to solidify GLOOKAST’s position as a key provider of innovative workflows for content creation, media production and broadcast solutions.
Guilherme is a member of the Technology Board of SET (Society of Television Engineers (in Brazil). SET was instrumental in the standardization of SBTVD (Brazilian Digital Television System), a technical standard for digital TV used in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Philippines, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. SBTVD joined the ISDB-T Japanese standard resulting in a specification now called "ISDB-T International”.
Guilherme holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University Nuno Lisboa in Brazil and a SCPD from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
Edel Garcia, Partner and Executive VP of Operations
Edel manages the companies sales and marketing efforts. In his role as Executive
VP of Sales & Operations, Edel is responsible for worldwide operations and sales development.
Edel is a prestigious executive with 27 years experience in the broadcast industry. Before joining Glookast, Edel
was VP Worldwide Sales for Wohler/RadiantGrid. Previous to Wohler, he was Director of Sales for Latin America at Avid for five years. Before joining Avid, he spent a year in Harris, which acquired Leitch where he worked for eight years serving as VP of Sales for Latin America. Edel also worked ten years at SONY BPLA where he held positions in engineering and sales management.
Márcia Andrade, Co-Founder and CFO
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Marcia oversees all of GLOOKAST's financial and administrative functions, including finance, legal, human resources, manufacturing and logistics.
Marcia brings more than 25 years of business expertise to GLOOKAST, including a vast experience in broadcast industry companies. Prior to GLOOKAST, Marcia served as EVP & CFO of CIS Group Corp a leading digital audio/video systems integration company. Earlier in her career, Marcia held several positions at companies such as GlaxoWellcome and Ampex, where she had a key contribution in company business development, marketing and logistics in the Brazilian market.
Marcia holds a degree in Business Administration from Bennett University in Rio de Janeiro.
Felipe Santos, Co-Founder and VP Technology & Services
Felipe has over 10 years of technical experience in the integration of complex shared storage centric systems for production and broadcast workflows.
Felipe held engineering and support positions at CIS Group where he was responsible for the implementation of the company’s Integration and QA facilities. Felipe has extensive experience on Avid-centric environments and a deep knowledge of internetwork security and programming.
He is a member of IEEE, a Standards Community member of SMPTE and graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Kathy Kane, Director, Marketing and Channel Development
Kathy manages GLOOKAST’s channel partners, reseller programs, contracts, marketing activities, and communication.
Kathy has over 20 years’ experience in managing channel partners in the video, audio, client-server software, and manufacturing industries. Kathy background includes developing and delivering world-class programs for various organizations including Avid, Facilis, VMARK, and Autographix. Her expertise includes training, business development, sales, and customer support.
Kathy graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University.