Eric Burns is the co-founder and CEO of Panopto, where he’s responsible for the growth and management of the North American business and the worldwide product development organization. Eric has spent his career building massive-scale digital media libraries and innovating in the fields of distance learning, multimedia search, and video streaming. Before founding Panopto, he was a senior engineer at Microsoft Corporation working on Windows services. He received his Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he oversaw the design, development and implementation of digital library and parallel computing platforms. Eric also serves on Panopto’s Board of Directors.
Sean Gorman serves Panopto as Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for marketing, inside sales, business development, customer success, operations, customer support, vendor management, and human resources. Sean brings a strong combination of global operating experience, deep leadership skills and an understanding of global technology platforms to Panopto. Prior to his current role, Sean was the Director and General Manager of Amazon’s Newsstand business as well as the Kindle Store. Prior to that, he was the Director of Strategic Planning for the Xbox business at Microsoft. Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Product Design from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA.
Dennis Farkos serves as Chief Financial Officer at Panopto, and oversees the company’s financial planning, record-keeping, and reporting. As a financial executive, Dennis specializes in early- and growth-stage organizations. He has over 20 years of experience in driving business results and shareholder value. Prior to joining Panopto, Dennis served as Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer for Confluence. In 2006 for his work in that role, he was named CFO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Tom Davy established Panopto Europe in 2011 to support and expand Panopto’s worldwide customer base. Prior to Panopto, Tom’s spent his career in media and publishing, specializing in the education sector. He has held a number of senior leadership positions at education publisher Pearson Plc., and founded Spark Learning, a start-up with a mission to motivate reluctant learners to become more literate and numerate through the use of educational games. Most recently he served as CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Thomson Learning (now Cengage) and as Chairman of Learnosity.
Bill cofounded Panopto and served as its CEO through January 2015. Over the past twenty-five years, he has held senior leadership roles – often as founder or chief executive – in several dozen institutionally backed early stage companies. Bill has also been the lead equity investor in notable technology startups as a general partner of venture capital firms Saturn Partners, TL Ventures, and TNCV. Before entering the private sector, Bill worked on projects in over thirty countries for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the IMF, and the OECD. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a British Council Scholar.