Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Wood founded Roku in 2002 and has been its CEO since then. In 2007, Anthony also briefly served as Vice President of Internet TV at Netflix. Prior to Roku, Anthony invented the DVR (digital video recorder) and founded ReplayTV, where he served as CEO before the company's acquisition in 2001. Before ReplayTV, Anthony co-founded iband.com, an Internet software company later acquired by Macromedia. Anthony is also Founder and Chairman of BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage products that was spun off from Roku in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Louden joined Roku in 2015. He previously had various roles at Expedia, including VP of Corporate Finance and Treasurer. Earlier, he held senior financial positions at Washington Mutual, McKinsey and Walt Disney. Steve began his career as a financial analyst with Merrill Lynch. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President, Roku OS
Ilya Asnis, who joined Roku in 2015, oversees the Roku OS, including product, software engineering and user experience. Previously, he was vice president of engineering for Sling Media. Earlier, Ilya was director of engineering for XVD Corp. and director of software engineering at Digital Stream USA. He also had been supervisor of the Information Processing Laboratory at the St. Petersburg (Russia) State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, where he developed video compression technology, error-correction codes, and public-key cryptography. Ilya received bachelor’s and master's degrees in Computer Science from St. Petersburg (Russia) State University of Aerospace Instrumentation.
Scott de Haas
Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Operations
Scott de Haas, who joined Roku in 2011, oversees product engineering and operations. Prior to Roku, Scott held hardware and silicon engineering positions at 2Wire and Pace. Earlier, he spent eight years at Next Level Communications, where he managed silicon development and equipment teams for triple play, fiber to the curb telco products. At the start of his career, Scott worked in Intel’s PCI chipsets division. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Davis.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Troy Fenner joined Roku as vice president of Human Resources in 2012 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2018. He is responsible for Roku’s global people strategies and operations, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits. Troy also oversees facilities and real estate. Before joining Roku, Troy was senior director of human resources for Stryker, a medical technology company; and vice president of human resources for Symyx Technologies (now Accelrys Inc.). Troy holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Stephen Kay joined Roku in 2014. Previously, Steve spent 11 years at Hogan Lovells, where he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Before that, Steve was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Gemstar-TV Guide. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications
John Kelly, who joined Roku in 2021, leads the Corporate Affairs and Communications team and is responsible for Roku’s corporate brand strategy, all global and enterprise communications, media relations and engagements, issues management, government affairs, and public relations. Prior to Roku, John led a similar role as head of Global Corporate Affairs and Social Impact at Starbucks Coffee Company for seven years. Before that, he held a series of senior roles at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Paris, and Brussels building key strategic relationships, influencing public policy and navigating global regulatory issues. John holds a bachelor’s degree in political science fromStanford University and a J.D. from Washington College of Law.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Account Acquisition
Mustafa Ozgen joined Roku in February 2019 as senior vice president and general manager of account acquisition. Mustafa joins Roku from SmartKem, a producer of semiconductors used in flexible displays, where he served as CEO. Previously, he served as CEO of QD Vision, a nanotechnology materials company which was acquired by Samsung. Earlier in his career, Mustafa held senior management and engineering roles at Sigma Designs, CSR, Zoran, Oak Technology, TeraLogic and WindRiver Systems. He also served for seven years as an officer in the Turkish Navy. Mustafa has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy and a master’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Senior Vice President of Advanced Development
Brian joined Roku in late 2020 to lead technical innovation and strategic software development. He brings more than 30 years of experience with leadership roles focused on human-centered problems in computer systems and natural language processing. Most recently he was Chief Architect of Siri at Apple. Prior to that he was VP of Search at Amazon and ran the company’s first outpost in Silicon Valley, A9.com. He has also held a number of executive roles at startups in the search space, including Lucidworks, Technorati, Excite and America Online.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Platform Business
Scott Rosenberg joined Roku in 2012 as Vice President of Advertising. In 2017 he became GM and SVP of Advertising, and later was named GM of Roku’s Platform Business, overseeing both advertising and content and services. Previously, Scott was CEO and co-founder of Umami Co, a companion TV mobile application company. Earlier, Scott served as Vice President of Advanced Advertising at Rovi. He had previous roles at BlackArrow, Replay TV, Analog Devices and Intel. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School.