Management Team

President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
Martin Kits van Heyningen, one of our founders, has served as our president and a director since 1982, chief executive officer since 1990, and as our chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. From 1980 to 1982, Mr. Kits van Heyningen was employed by the New England Consulting Group, a marketing consulting firm, as a marketing consultant. Mr. Kits van Heyningen received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and has been issued eleven patents.
Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Effective November 2, 2020, Brent C. Bruun was appointed interim chief financial officer in addition to his chief operating officer responsibilities which he has held since July 2016. Prior to that, he served as our executive vice president of mobile broadband, beginning in November 2012. From January 2011 to November 2012, he served as as our senior vice president of global sales and business development. He served as our vice president of global sales and business development from July 2008 to December 2010. From January 2008 until joining KVH, Mr. Bruun worked as a private consultant. From January 2007 until January 2008, Mr. Bruun served as senior vice president of strategic initiatives for SES AMERICOM, a satellite operator providing services via its fleet of 16 geosynchronous satellites covering North America. In this position, he concentrated on global mobile broadband opportunities with particular emphasis on the maritime and aeronautical markets. Other positions held at SES AMERICOM included president of Americom’s Managed Solutions Division from July 2004 until December 2006 and senior vice president of business development from July 2002 until June 2004. Previously, Mr. Bruun held positions at KPMG LLP and General Electric. Mr. Bruun holds a B.S. in accounting from Alfred University and is a certified public accountant.
Chief Technology Officer
Robert Balog has served as our chief technology officer since January 2019. Previously, he served as our senior vice president, engineering from October 2008 to January 2019 and vice president of engineering, satellite products from February 2005 to October 2008. From June 2003 to January 2005, Mr. Balog served as president of his own engineering contract services company, Automation Services, Inc., a contract product development and services group specializing in a wide range of automation solutions. From June 2001 to May 2003, Mr. Balog served as vice president of engineering at ADE Corporation. From 1989 to April 2001, Mr. Balog held a number of positions at Speedline Technologies, Inc., a supplier of capital equipment to the electronics assembly industry, including general manager and vice president of research and development. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association, serving as Chairman and numerous other positions. Mr. Balog is the recipient of 12 U.S. patents. Mr. Balog holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy
Elizabeth Jackson joined KVH in November 2017 as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy. Prior to joining KVH, Ms. Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech, building a novel protein detection platform for consumer and industrial use. Ms. Jackson held CMO positions at HookLogic, a Bain Capital portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing that successfully sold to Criteo, and Summer Infant, a publicly traded durable goods company. She was head of Playtex Baby, vice president at The First Years, and held various positions at the start of her career at Campbell Soup Company and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Jackson received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance Officer, Chief Data Privacy Officer, and Secretary
Felise Feingold has served as our senior vice president, general counsel, compliance officer, chief data privacy officer, and secretary since June 2019.  Previously, she served as our vice president, general counsel and secretary since August 2007, our compliance officer since December 2017 and our chief data privacy officer since August 2018. Before joining us, from January 2004 until July 2007, she held the position of vice president and general counsel for The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA, Inc., which operated the Brooks/Eckerd pharmacy chain, comprising more than 1,800 stores. Her other experience includes six years, from September 1998 to December 2004, as an attorney with the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. Ms. Feingold holds a B.A. in government from Cornell University, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.