Darren Feher, president and chief executive officer, joined Conviva in October 2009 from NBC Universal, where he last served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Mr. Feher brings more than 15 years of organizational management, business operations and technical experience to lead Conviva in addressing the rapidly changing online video marketplace. Mr. Feher spent nearly a decade at General Electric (GE) and NBC Universal and is regarded as the driving force behind the technical convergence of traditional television and digital media that helped position NBC Universal as a global leader. He is also credited with the company’s advancements in online video, viral and social communities, interactive television, games, and mobile experiences. Additionally, he was instrumental in the fight against digital piracy with extensive technical and policy work resulting in the widespread adoption of video fingerprinting. Mr. Feher also spent five years as an Army Signal Officer and is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point.