The people behind our unrivaled video compression

Richard Wingard - CEO
Richard Wingard

Founder & CEO

Richard manages and directs strategy, research and development, product delivery and operations for the company.

Richard is also focused on deploying EuclidIQ’s unrivaled video compression to the Ad industry.

Prior to joining EuclidIQ, Richard was a pioneer in the telecommunications and medical imaging industries. He held executive positions at AT&T, Sprint, Access Radiology, Telcare, Image Labs, Multimedia Medical Systems, Nomos and Vidimedix.

Richard also served on the INCITS committee for eight years involved in the deployment of JPEG and MPEG standards.

He currently serves on the board of a company in the digital pathology industry.

Richard holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



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Ken Goeller
Ken Goeller

Chief Business Development and Product Officer

As the head of Business Development and Product Development, Ken is focused on our go-to-market strategy and growth.

Ken brings EuclidIQ 27 years of video technology and business experience. Before working at EuclidIQ, he patented methods for the secure distribution of movies and television.

He also led the development of one of the first commercial H.264 encoders. While at Deluxe Entertainment, Ken led the development of new products for OTT and Cable Industries.

Ken headed the technology development at Movielink, the first movies over the net company.

Ken was a pioneer in the online distribution of Hollywood movies on the net. Ken has had a successful ‘exit’ with the sales of his patent portfolio to Warner Bros., Fox Studios, SanDisk and Western Digital.

Ken also worked for Ernst & Young’s technology and innovation practice for 10-years. Duquesne University, BS.



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Christopher Weed


Chris manages a team of engineers building unrivaled, video compression in the cloud for video ad networks.

Chris has built real-time, video processing algorithms at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for an operational, air defense system in the National Capital Region.

He also created a mobile, banner and video advertising system for MobileTheory, before it was acquired by Opera Mediaworks.


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Caroline Wingard


Caroline runs the day-to-day operations of EuclidIQ, as well as its marketing and communications efforts. With a keen eye for detail and organization, she has effectively restructured operational procedures to make EuclidIQ more efficient than ever. She has also shaped EuclidIQ’s marketing initiatives and overall brand strategy thanks to her talent for implementing creative campaigns.

Before bringing her skills to EuclidIQ, Caroline worked in marketing roles at start-ups and PR firms. She has also worked in the healthcare field at research universities and hospitals, helping to treat those suffering from mental health issues.

Caroline attended Simmons University where she majored in Psychology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top two percent of her class.


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John Guo, PhD.

Senior Software Engineer

Dr. Guo is a seasoned researcher specializing in digital video process and compression algorithms, with more than 20 patents and various publications.

He had contributed to a number of startup companies with innovative technologies before he joined Euclid IQ in 2013.

Dr. Guo received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California.



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Nigel Lee, PhD.

Video Compression Advisor

Dr. Lee brings extensive experience in matrix theory, adaptive signal processing, and systems analysis to Euclid, where he leads the technical team and is working to develop advanced algorithms for image and video processing.

Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Lee was a principal investigator in the Advanced Sensor Techniques Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. There, he developed advanced adaptive processing techniques to improve the detection and classification of submarine targets via both submarine towed arrays and torpedo arrays. 

Dr. Lee has also managed projects focused on adaptive time-frequency detection of active sonar signals in shallow water environments for the Weapons Technology Branch of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. 

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in Providence, RI, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. 

He received both his M.A. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University in New Jersey. 

His doctoral dissertation was on linear time-frequency detection of transient signals.


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Dane Kottke, PhD.

Video Compression Advisor

Dr. Kottke has over 25 years of video and signal processing experience, including work at Avid where he initiated and oversaw the development for video and audio codecs, including design and specification of DNxHD as well as implementations for H.264, JPEG-2000, MPEG-2, and VC-1.

He has also worked in the Signal Processing Center of Technology at Lockheed Martin.

Dr. Kottke earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.


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Board of Managers

Mike Woods

Board Member

Mr. Woods is one of the chief architects of the current revolution in television, Streaming TV.

As an executive at Maker Studios, Disney, Wurl, and Amagi, he helped create the fabric tech that powers 24×7 linear FAST channels, which is used by the world’s major Streamers.

In 2021, he founded OrkaTV, with a vision to deliver on the promise of Streaming TV. The company started with Orka Ads, which connects prestige, brand-name television with advertisers in an exclusive Streaming TV ad marketplace.

That marketplace is already a leading player in the space, and the company is poised for similar explosive growth in Phases 2 and 3.

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Terry Patterson
Terry Patterson

Board Member

Mr. Patterson has over 40 years of experience as a business owner and entrepreneur, having served on the board of various corporations and providing guidance in their journeys to acquisition.

Some of his experience includes serving on the board of ZirMed for 12 years until its acquisition in 2017 for $750 million. Additionally, he was a board of member of United Bank & Capital Trust at the time of their acquisition for $385 million to WesBanco in 2018.

Currently, Mr. Patterson serves on the board of NetLaw, a technology platform that enables seamless and efficient estate planning resources.

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Dennis Stephen

Board Member

Mr. Stephen is a retired insurance executive with a career spent serving in various executive roles and board positions, including 21 years as Chief Operating Officer for Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies.

Mr. Stephen served as one of nine corporate officers that oversaw the activities of ten insurance companies belonging to the Farm Bureau Insurance Group. He also served on the Investment Committee for this group, helping manage over 5 billion dollars of the company’s assets.

Mr. Stephen is an active private investor in EuclidIQ and is a native of Tennessee, having graduated in 1971 from Lipscomb University in Nashville.


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Paul Zovighian
Paul Zovighian

Board Member

Mr. Zovighian has held a variety of leadership roles with over a decade of experience in the SSP-side of advertising technology space.

Coming from an academic background in economics, his entry to the industry started on all things data; establishing client-facing analytics teams focused on maximizing publisher revenue, and later transitioning to the post of head of exchange optimization, where he built out data science functions focused on optimizing revenue, auction efficiency and operations exchange-wide.

Most recently, he established the corporate development team at Index Exchange, and currently leads the company’s efforts around M&A and strategic initiatives.



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