Herbert Brenninkmeijer, Owner
Herbert has over 25 years of experience directing and managing teams and motivating the best from his employees in European retail, within his family business C & A, and an additional 14 years as Chairman of OASYS. In his role as Owner, Herbert will strategically steer BroadStream Solutions and the management team using his straightforward approach and passion to ensure quality of service and expansion of the business globally.
Leo Brenninkmeyer, Chairman
Leo Brenninkmeyer is a successful global entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in both fast growth businesses as well as multi-national corporations covering 18 different countries. He has helped inject creativity, innovation and vision into teams across industries that help them become leaders in their field and in customer-service. Fluent in English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish he has established a global network of business specialists and investors that continue to help him bring new and fresh ideas and resources to businesses.
Simone Brenninkmeijer, Owner & Executive Director of the Board
Simone has handled complex and difficult HR issues with thought and confidence, working within private and public organisations for over 15 years. With executive coaching skills and business development experience encouraging self leadership and empowerment in individuals, whether they are an employee or on the senior management team. Described as a good listener and authentic, her pragmatic approach to problem solving focuses on achieving the best outcome for both the business and its people.
David Bowes, President & CEO
David’s mission is to improve operational efficiency and overall business strategy by utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience in delivery and quality control, previously gained from a highly successful career spanning the Automotive, Motorsports and Aerospace Industries. His most recent positions were held at Rover Group as Finance and Manufacturing Strategy Director and as a Director at Lola Group (UK) and Elan Motorsports Group (USA).
Peter Wharton, VP Technology & Business Development
Peter brings to BroadStream a long history of successfully starting and growing new businesses and divisions in media and technology companies such as Miranda Technologies, Grass Valley and T-Vips, while also contributing to the industry in his leadership role as a Board Member for SMPTE. In his role at BroadStream Peter is responsible for the technical and strategic direction of BroadStream enabling it to provide compelling solutions for our customers.
Mike Harris, VP Sales, Americas
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mike Harris has maintained a successful track record with key organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Pinnacle, Harris, Avid and most recently AmberFin/Dalet Digital Media. His vast industry experience includes both Key Account assignments and Sales Management responsibilities with these well-known organizations. He also serves on the boards of several community organizations. In his new role with BroadStream Solutions, Mike will direct the efforts of the entire North American Sales team.
Frank Summerfield, VP Sales, International
Coming from an Electronic Engineering background and with over 30 years’ Sales & Marketing experience in the industry, Frank has maintained a successful track record with key organizations such as Scientific Atlanta (Cisco), Harmonic, and ADC. His vast industry experience throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa includes both Key Account assignments and Sales Management responsibilities with these well-known organizations. He also serves on the Executive committee of the SCTE. In his new role with BroadStream Solutions, Frank will direct the efforts of the entire International Sales team.
Paul Murzell, VP Sales, Engineering
With 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry, in various technical roles for companies such as Encoda, Omneon, Pro-bel and Harmonic; Murzell’s most recent position was at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, as Engineering Project Manager. In his new post at BroadStream Solutions; in addition to managing the Company’s Sales Engineering team, Murzell will be at the forefront of capturing, addressing and developing solutions to fulfill customers’ current and future playout, graphics, news and media management requirements.
Melissa Preslar, VP Continuous Improvement
This new senior leadership position reflects BroadStream’s commitment to being a learning enterprise that values every employee and listens to the customer. Melissa has multiple years of experience within manufacturing and technology companies in management training, team building, and Lean Six Sigma — a proven program that has enabled companies in other industries to become purely customer-centric and process-driven. Preslar has been appointed to help build strong teams within BroadStream, connecting everyone in the business to established goals and targets and creating a nimble and agile organization. Preslar’s continuous improvement effort will lay a solid foundation based on strong processes, a culture that drives out fear, and extensive staff training.