Founder, Chief Executive Officer
David Ly is the visionary leader and founder of Iveda. David has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception. He also served as President until February 2014. David has over 20 years of experience in wireless data, cellular, IT, and cloud video surveillance. He was only 27 years old when he founded the Company in 2003 and has become a dynamic leader, building a pioneering cloud video hosting and real-time surveillance infrastructure. David’s major accomplishments include raising over $12 million through angel investors, building an enterprise-class cloud video and IoT platforms, taking the company public, and acquiring a security technology company in Taiwan, positioning Iveda for global growth. David is also responsible for securing the Company’s U.S. and international accounts and forging strategic partnerships with large organizations. Prior to founding the company, David had a successful career in sales and applications engineering. He held positions with several major corporations, including Applications Engineer at Metricom, Inc., Corporate Sales at Nextel Communications, Market Manager at Door To Door Storage, and B2B Sales Manager at T-Mobile USA. While at T-Mobile, David earned the President’s Club Top Salesman Award. David’s experience in sales and marketing and his clear vision of video surveillance through cloud computing have been invaluable to the Company’s success. He served in numerous technology, community, and law enforcement Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. David received his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in International Business from San Francisco State University in California.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Brilon returned to Iveda in December 2013. Bob is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for both private and public companies. Most recently, Bob served as CFO and EVP of Business Development for Brain State Technologies, a leading system for Brainwave Optimization®. During his tenure there, he was successful in raising capital while also providing leadership in financial operations, technology licensing programs, and channel development. Prior to that, Bob held CFO positions for various companies that required his expertise including MD Helicopters and Iveda (2008 to 2010). He was instrumental in Iveda becoming a fully reporting public company and subsequently structuring the transaction that led to the acquisition of MEGAsys, Iveda’s subsidiary in Taiwan. Bob served as the CEO and CFO for InPlay Technologies (NASDAQ:NPLA), formerly Duraswitch (NASDAQ:DSWT) patent holder and global licensor of magnetic switches, from 1998 to 2007. Other positions held include CFO at Gietz Master Builders, Corporate Controller at Rental Service Corp. (NYSE:RRR) and CFO and Vice President of Operations at DataHand Systems, Inc. Bob was also CFO at Go-Video (AMEX:VCR), manufacturer of the first dual-deck VCR. Prior to his career in the corporate world, Bob obtained CPA certification and accumulated four years of audit and tax experience with such “Big Four” CPA firms as McGladrey & Pullen, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte & Touche. Bob oversees the financial well-being of the Company and all aspects of accounting and finance, administration, and human resources functions. He develops and manages banking/vendor relationships, financial reports, budgets, and internal control systems. Bob is also in charge of investor relations and capital strategies to support the company’s growth. Bob received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from University of Iowa.
Luz A. Berg
Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager
Luz Berg joined Iveda in 2004, prior to its incorporation as the VP of Marketing. She was promoted to Senior VP of Operations & Marketing in 2007, and was further promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer in 2009. Luz now serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager. With over 25 years of business experience in a variety of industries, Luz has a proven track record in building a startup company from the ground up. Since the Company’s inception, she has been working alongside the CEO of Iveda, as a strong ally and partner, ensuring that the Company remains focused on its goals and that the founder’s vision is realized. Luz manages the Company’s day-to-day operations, formulating policies and procedures, and establishing processes. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing results-driven public relations and marketing communications plans for lead/sales generation, building brand, brand revitalization, and customer retention in a wide-range of industries. As Iveda grows, Luz will focus in marketing to support the Company’s domestic and international growth, as well as support its investor relations efforts. Prior to Iveda, Luz served as the Director of Marketing at Cygnus Business Media, a B2B media company and at Penton Media, a 100 plus-year old technology B2B media company. She has also worked in the high-tech industry as Marketing Programs and Channel Marketing Manager at Metricom, Inc., a wide-area broadband wireless company, and Spectra-Physics Lasers/Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP), the first commercial laser company, as Marketing Communications Specialist. Luz started her professional career at Standard & Poor’s while completing her degree. Luz received her B.A. Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College in California.
President, Iveda Taiwan Operation
Ing-Hang Shiau has been working very closely with the Iveda management team since the acquisition of Megasys in 2010. Mr. Shiau co-founded Megasys in 1991 and has since deployed multi-million dollar safe city projects in Taiwan and neighboring countries. He has 35 years of experience in security systems. With his many years of experience in the industry, Iveda relies on his relationships with contract manufacturers to deliver the best devices at the lowest price for our customers. Prior to Megasys, Mr. Shiau spent most of his professional career at Panasonic Taiwan and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors at NTE, a Panasonic agency in Taiwan. Mr. Shiau received his B.S. Degree in Math from Soochow University in Taiwan.
VP of Product Design and Engineering
Sam Chen joined Iveda in December 2018. Prior to joining Iveda, Sam managed manufacturing companies in Taiwan that generated multi-million dollars (USD) in annual revenue. With over 30 years of contract manufacturing experience in a variety of industry segments, Sam is experienced in industry standard manufacturing, purchasing and engineering processes, and a hands-on executive involved in product development processes, from Marketing Requirement Document (MRD), Process Verification Testing (PVT), Design Verification Testing (DVT), Product Mass Production (MP), and customer final product delivery. Sam’s product expertise includes PC mother boards and system integration solution products. Since 2009, Sam has dedicated his time on emerging technologies including IoT, IIoT, M2M, and smart industrial power panel, catering to global tier one telco and MSO. In recent years, Sam has delivered IoT Smart Home devices to global power utilities. Sam received his B.S. Degree in Engineering at the Westlake Industry Engineering College in Taiwan.
Director of Product Development
Richard Tsay has been working for Iveda since October 2011. Richard heads our product development team in Taiwan and has been instrumental in all Iveda’s product introductions including our cloud-video hosting platform, intelligent search technology, and IoT technology. Richard also manages our deployments with our telco partners. His expertise working with various ODMs has been invaluable to Iveda as we constantly seek new devices enabled for our software. Richard held mid-management positions in companies in Taiwan including Motorola, Danger Inc./Microsoft, RFIC Technology Corp. and Tuntex Telecommunications Co., Ltd. He also held similar positions in companies in California including RFIC Integrated Corp., AROMA Electronics, and RF-Link Technology, Inc. Richard received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at International Technology University in San Jose,CA.
Director of Engineering and Security
Matthew Hess has been with Iveda since December 2012. He manages our software deployments to our telecom partners including PLDT in the Philippines and VNPT in Vietnam. He is our government and law enforcement project integrator. Matthew ensures that our platforms integrate seamlessly with our customers’ systems. He is also our cyber and network security expert, including in NOC, WAN, LAN, and data network. Matthew has held mid-level management positions in network administration for InEight, Inc. and U-Haul. Prior to joining the corporate world, Matthew spent 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corp as flight engineer. He completed his B.S. Degree in Information System Security, Network Security and Defense at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. He also completed his AAS Degree in Computer Networking Systems, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management at ITT Technical Institute.