Jeffrey Rodman

Jeffrey Rodman is Co-Founder and CTO of the Voice Division at Polycom. Jeffrey has been at the forefront of audio and video communications for most of his career. Following a BSEE Cum Laude and MSEE in Electronic Engineering from CSUN, Jeffrey spent six years developing and enhancing video and test capabilities for military-guided missile systems for Hughes Aircraft Company. During this time, Jeffrey also created a novel approach to sound synthesis that formed the foundation for his Master's thesis. Jeffrey also co-founded Specialty Video Systems to market digital video effects to the entertainment industry. In 1980, Jeffrey joined Harris Video Systems where he became Director of Engineering, pioneering new digital video processing systems for broadcast and production applications. In 1984, Jeffrey was recruited to build a hardware engineering organization and implement a revolutionary architecture for the then-new startup PictureTel (later PicTel), building the foundation for a family of systems that has transformed the videoconferencing industry. Jeffrey continued on as Director of Hardware Development through PictureTel's formative years. Jeffrey co-founded Polycom in 1990, and has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom's iconic products for voice, video, network communications and other media. He can be reached at jeffrey.rodman@polycom.com.

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