SDVI Leadership team
President & CEO
As an industry leader and serial entrepreneur, Kaplan has an extensive track record of building and running successful businesses in the media and entertainment industry. Prior to founding SDVI in 2013, Kaplan served in the Office of the CEO at Harmonic Inc. following its $307M acquisition of Omneon in 2010, where he was the founding Chief Executive Officer. As Executive Chairman and then Vice Chairman of the Board at Omneon, he successfully guided the company from concept to market leader, and ultimately to successful acquisition by Harmonic Inc.
Prior to Omneon, Kaplan served as the Senior Vice President of the Sony Broadcast division at Sony Electronics Inc. Before Sony, Kaplan was the Vice President and General Manager of the computer graphics & television group at Tektronix Inc. in addition to the Chairman of the Grass Valley Group, a subsidiary of Tektronix.
Kaplan holds an M.B.A. from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, is a fellow of the Society of Television & Motion Picture Engineers (SMPTE) in addition to being an honorary member of the IABM.