"We enhance people's lives with the best imaging technology in the mobile world."
An unusual entrepreneur - with a finely balanced scientist's left brain and artist-photographer's right brain - Michael initially sought out funding from friends and family to start ArcSoft in 1994. His original idea was to build an imaging software title with sophisticated photo editing functionality that was not only effortless to use but could be enjoyed at a nominal cost.
Since those early days, Michael's strategic, customer-focused vision for the future together with his deep industry knowledge has transformed ArcSoft into a global leader in imaging technology and multimedia software, licensing its products and IPs to mainstream digital camera, mobile phone and multimedia PC manufacturers.
"ArcSoft has developed a strong base of technologies that offer great opportunities for key business areas. We are venturing into an exciting new future."
Well-rounded CFOs understand how systems work, the way businesses relate to one another, and why some organizations are more successful than others. With more than 30 years of financial management experience in the technology sector, Ralph brings a deep technical knowledge and financial acumen to the ArcSoft executive team.
Having worked with many of the industry's leaders including Intel, Xerox and Dell, Ralph has built a solid track record leading, managing and directing finance and administration for US, European and Asian publicly traded and venture capital pre-initial public offering (IPO) high technology companies.
As ArcSoft's Chief Financial Officer, Ralph is responsible for implementing planning mechanisms in finance and operations. Ralph also oversees corporate development including strategic planning, venture investments and new business and new revenue models.
"When you understand what motivates a person, you realize that we all want the same things - to be good at something, to be part of a team, to contribute – and the world suddenly becomes very small. We all have infinite potential to succeed."
Extraordinary people inspire others. Truly exceptional people inspire others and also have the power to effect change. Sean Bi is one of these rare individuals. He possesses an uncanny ability to gain unfettered access to virtually any culture and, amazingly, while working within these various cultures, to lead and motivate his very diverse teams.
Sean's role in overseeing and growing ArcSoft's global relationships allows him to introduce our advanced software products to key decision makers from top players in the industry, and to augment ArcSoft's thought leadership in imaging technologies across the world. During his tenure, Sean has successfully driven international expansion for ArcSoft beyond the US and into competitive markets such as Korea and Japan where they accept only the very highest-quality products and the most exceptional technical expertise.
Sean was the co-founder of NeoPhotonics Corp., a publicly traded company; NanoGram Corp. acquired by Teijin Corp.; and NanoGram Devices Corp. acquired by Wilson Greatbatch. Well-versed in entrepreneurial management and operational excellence, Sean readily adapts to economic and technological changes in the marketplace.
"ArcSoft has been the magician behind the image technology curtain for the better part of two decades. We thought it was about time we unveiled it."
A great business leader is a lot like a great coach. Both are ingenious at strategy, identifying talent and bringing out the best in their teams to achieve optimal success. Todd, a former Microsoft and Staples exec (and lacrosse coach), has been doing this for a long time. His deep roots in furthering brands while navigating complex business environments make him a natural fit to ignite world-class business success for ArcSoft's latest mobile imaging application offerings.
Prior to joining ArcSoft, Todd implemented new corporate strategies that energized Microsoft's Mobile Communications business. Todd also introduced and led the highly memorable Staples "Easy" brand and the award-winning Easy Button campaign, propelling the company to category leadership and market share gains. While at Intel, Todd held a variety of leadership positions at headquarters and in Munich, where he expanded international marketing and sales development for Europe, Middle East and Africa.