About Us - Ruvixx

Ruvixx Team

Partnering and working with industry leaders to deliver best-of-breed solutions to our customers

What we do

Intellectual property are the lifeblood of any company and key to creating true brand value. Ruvixx leverages the power of data, actionable signals, and unparalleled insights to help leading companies increase revenue and maximize profit.

Leadership team

Viresh Chana

Founder and CEO

Viresh founded Ruvixx with the vision of empowering licensing and brand protection teams to protect their revenue, IP, products and customers. In his 15 years of experience working with IP centric industries, he observed the challenges and risks the industry faced from the lack of innovation in systems and tools, and the importance of establishing a data centric approach to keep up with these challenges in a globalized, complex supply chain. His vision is to help brand owners and licensors protect not just their revenue, but also the honest customers.

Prior to founding Ruvixx, Viresh founded Connor Consulting Corp, a global consulting firm providing audit and advisory services to leading licensors and rights holders such as ARM, Dolby, HDMI and Philips. Under his leadership, Viresh has helped customers recover over $500 million in licensing and royalty revenue.

He also spent 11 years at Ernst & Young, with his last eight years in their Contract Compliance Services team supporting license compliance and brand protection efforts at Qualcomm, ARM, BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), Hewlett Packard, and Cisco.

Viresh has travelled to over 40 countries, partnering with over 30 licensors and brand owners, while overseeing audits at over 500 licensees and channel partners. A California certified public accountant and chartered accountant (S.A.), Viresh has graduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Stephen Saine

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Stephen enjoys building scalable solution to create excitement in his users. He joined Ruvixx, after realizing lack of innovation teams at licensing and brand protection space were facing. He hopes to help them by freeing up their brains to think about things that is important while the machines do the mundane tasks.

His vision and drive is shaped through 20 years building software to meet the needs of various industries including Cloud Platform Group at Yahoo. Since teenage, he was passionate about building technology to make the impact in society. He was also nominated as Young Entrepreneur’s #14 in Top 100 Entrepreneurs (under 17) in US in 2000.

Stephen holds a BS in Mathematics and Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University.

Justin Gibbs

Head of Product

Justin has a data driven approach to product development, honed over 15 years building consumer products and games for Disney and high tech startups. Never one to shy away from a challenge or a tight deadline, he has led more than one team to accomplish the impossible.

He joined Ruvixx to innovate at the intersection of data from internal sources matched to external data such as market places and more. With his background in building consumer facing applications, we are excited about building the industry's first application that users enjoy working on.

Prior to Ruvixx, Justin held leadership roles across product and growth at companies like Disney, Yahoo, IMVU and Experian.

Alexander Ou

VP of Engineering

Alex likes to solve problems of all kinds, particularly in the overlapping fields of product design, engineering execution, and management process. Having led product and engineering teams in the increasingly data-driven games industry, he currently focuses on bringing business intelligence to Ruvixx Data Services.

Alex believes that engineering ability has to be guided by product leadership and judgment, all of which can be fine tuned and informed by the collection and analysis of data. Whether in the aggregation and normalization of market data sources, or effective presentation of insights to drive business strategy, his mission at Ruvixx is to turn data into success.

Alex graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science. His previous experience include executive producer at Disney Interactive.

Our advisors

Ling Xiao

Former VP of Technology at Disney,
Co-founder and CTO at Playdom

Ling is a serial entrepreneur and investor focused on turning great ideas into great companies. In addition to Ruvixx, Ling is the founding investor behind Reflektive, Greenchef, and Brava Oven, among others. His companies have collectively raised over $100 million over the past 2 years from top tier VC firms.

Ling was previously VP of Technology at Disney, and the co-founder and CTO at Playdom, where he scaled the organization from 2 to 300 employees over 3 years. Playdom was acquired by Disney for $763.2 million in 2010.

Shawn Ambwani

COO / Co-Founder Unified Patents

Shawn is the COO and Co-Founder of Unified Patents. He advises Ruvixx on strategic intellectual property initiatives, go to market strategies and general industry trends. Most recently, he was VP of Licensing and Business Development at Intertrust Technologies, Inc. responsible for patent and technology licensing programs with over $500 million in revenue. Prior to that he served as EVP at Nextreaming (KOSDAQ) and co-founded Envivio (NASDAQ; ENVI). Shawn has a JD/MBA from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from UCLA. He is an active member of the California Bar.

Garrett Gaudini

Head Of Product at Cardfree

Garrett is a veteran in the Brand Protection space, with over 9 years of experience in various strategic senior product management roles at MarkMonitor. Garrett plays an active advisory role on our Brand Protection and Data Services offerings - knowing that the problem needs to be solved through better data and stronger collaboration. Garrett also held product management positions with Baan, Vontu (now Symantec), and newScale (now Cisco). Garrett holds an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. from The University of Pennsylvania. Garrett also holds two brand protection related patents.

Wayne Chan

Product Marketing at Databricks

He advises on marketing initiatives at Ruvixx. His passion is honed through 15 years of experience in technology marketing and sales. Wayne currently handles product marketing at Databricks, specializing in creating compelling content, building go-to-market strategies, and ensuring sales readiness. Prior to this role, Wayne has held several product marketing leadership roles at DataStax, Identified (acquired by Workday), Extole, Mindjet, and Quest Software (acquired by Dell). Wayne holds a Bachelors of Science and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Mark Trang

VP Growth at Meteor

Mark has extensive experience building enterprise software companies, most notably, playing various roles at Salesforce. Mark brings a combination of marketing, product and growth experience has he advises us on marketing and growth initiatives. He has also served as a senior product and marketing executive at industry leaders including Salesforce and LivePerson, and now leading business development at Meteor. He is an accomplished speaker on cloud computing, having presented at some of the industry’s most popular business and technology conferences including Dreamforce, TieCon, Web 2.0, SIIA On-Demand, Cloud Connect, and SaaS Economics. He holds BA and MBA degrees from UCLA.

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