Meet Our Team
- Paul NobleCEO
Paul founded Activu Corporation in 1983 in New York, as the first company to develop video wall technology in the USA. He has been awarded several patents, including one licensed to NASDAQ for MarketSite, an early Activu project which won him and his team a Business Week sponsored Industrial Design Excellence (IDEA) Award. Born in London, Paul attended the London Film School and had an early career in film and television before moving to the United States. Paul has an MBA from Columbia Business School.
- John AlfieriCRO
Responsible for marketing, business development and worldwide sales, John has 30 years of experience helping take companies of varying sizes to the next level – from start-ups to major corporations, managing sales up to $400 million. After starting his career at IBM, John headed up sales for Emulex (acquired by Broadcom), Giganet (acquired by Emulex), Dialogic (acquired by Intel) and was most recently VP sales and marketing for Predata, a data and analytics cloud software start-up. John has a BS in engineering and commerce from Drexel University and has attended executive programs at Northwestern and Wharton.
- David OpitzDirector, Installation Services
An industry veteran, David has had nearly two decades of experience in the control room market working with commercial, government and defense customers. David joined Activu after 19 years with AVI-SPL, having managed the company’s Control Room Group integration, production and operations departments for the past 12 years.
- John StarkVP, Product Management
Drawing on three decades of experience working in command and control visualization, John leads the direction and development of the company’s future visualization, collaboration and mobility solutions for mission critical operations. John has held research and development, and senior product management and marketing positions with Matrox, M3i , Barco, Jupiter and Christie Digital. John holds a degree in neurobiology and computer science from McGill University.
- Chris BryczkowskiCTO
Chris has led Activu’s software development and driven product innovation for the past 20 years. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Wroclaw Technical University Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and Robotics.
- John DesmondSales Executive
John has led sales and marketing efforts in new software markets for over two decades at Lotus Development (acquired by IBM), Quintus (acquired by Alcatel), SafeNet (acquired by Gemalto), and here at Activu. As SVP of Markets and Strategy, he is helping us bring Activu solutions to new markets, and to new regions of the world. John holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University