Executive Team

Omen Ferdowsi

Omen brings over 25 years of experience with Silicon Valley startups & multi-national corporate to Planet Street. Omen began his career building databases at Nortel Networks. At Nortel Mr. Ferdowsi cold called the Nortel installed base of Meridian Norstar, Nortel Meridian, Ethernet Routing & Multiservice Switch customers and updated their data records of model numbers, software version & other information needed into the Global Nortel Customer Database. There he quickly rose amongst the ranks and joined the Marketing team as a Marketing & Strategy Analyst for future products that included SeeYou/SeeMe, a video conferencing product line using ISDN lines in the Fiber World vertical. Omen made the leap to a small software startup in Silicon Valley called Genesys Labs. While at Genesys, Omen was part of the team that priced, marketed & strategized current & future products. In 1997 Omen joined a small team responsible for writing the S-1 for the NASDAQ market and wrote several sections of the filing. After the Genesys Initial Public Offering (IPO) & subsequent sale of the company to Alcatel, Omen took on international responsibilities for Genesys as the Country Director for the Middle East & African Countries. Omen came back to his Silicon Valley roots to join another communications company called Aspect Communications as their Director of Marketing & Strategy. After having worked with small startups, large private companies & multinational corporations, the entrepreneurial bug struck him & decided to start his own companies. It was during this time when he co-founded and helped secure funding for a few start-ups that included Emediate Networks (Next Generation Intelligent Network Based Services), Variphy ( Unified IP Based Communications Management Services), & SKEEOcreative (a digital marketing THINK tank).


Rob Stevens

With over 24 years of executive experience in the cable television industry, Rob has a deep background in brand launches. Most recently, he co-founded and launched MAVTV, a national cable television network targeting young men. He helped build this network into over 40 million US cable homes, was responsible for all content and advertising on the channel, and then was part of the successful sale of the network to Lucas Oil. Prior to that, Rob had a noteworthy, nine-year tenure at Showtime Networks where he helped launch brands like the Sundance Channel, FLIX and The Movie Channel. His executive work in television spans across the areas of operations, distribution sales, advertising sales and programming. He began his career in New York City, where he was a founding member of the national spot cable ad sales firm, American Cable Advertising. He's a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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