Media Excel is comprised of a World Class Engineering Team specializing in video compression, digital signal processing, and hardware/software design. Collectively, the team has over 15 years of experience specifically in the product development in the digital media industry with multiple PhD's in compression technologies.


President and CEO - Founder

Jongil is Media Excel's Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for evangelizing Media Excel technologies and envisioning corporate product strategy.

Jongil has 20 years of technology and product development experience in the digital video industry. Prior to founding Media Excel, Jongil was with MOSAID Technologies, where he architected MPEG acceleration of graphics chips and verification of Gigabit Fabric chip design. Prior to MOSAID, Jongil led MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 technology teams at Daewoo Electronics Video Research Center, where he received the Best Technology Inventor Award.

Jongil holds over 100 international patents and has authored numerous articles and technical publications related to digital audio/video compression technologies. He was a key contributor to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) digital audio/video committee for the development of audio and video compression standards.

Mr. Kim received an M.S., and B.S., from the Yonsei University in Korea, where he specialized in digital signal processing and attended his Ph.D. studies in compression technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. In his free time, Jongil enjoys coaching Little League Baseball.


Chief Operating Officer

John has more than 15 years of business and financial management experience in a variety of industries. Mr. Hotchkiss guides the operations, HR, finance, and developing corporate strategy of the company.

Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Mr. Hotchkiss worked for EDS as a Systems Analyst and assisted in the management of various investments in technology, restaurant, and real estate companies. Mr. Hotchkiss graduated from Baylor University, where he received a double degree in Management Information Systems and Performance Improvement Technologies with a minor in Real Estate.

John is an avid tennis player and sailor, and enjoys seeking the best wineries around the world.


Director of Product Management

Nikos has been with Media Excel since 2005 and is in charge of formulating product development and market targeting strategies. He oversees the company's product lines and coordinates relationships with key customers and partners. Prior to Media Excel, Nikos was the co-founder of WaterOn, a startup that introduced innovative geo-navigation (GIS) information retrieval and presentation technologies that were later officially adopted as EU-wide prototypes. Nikos also worked with Lambrakis Press, one of the largest media groups in southern Europe, as a Software Architect for a series of large-scale digital library products. During Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Nikos also volunteered as Deputy Technology Manager.

Nikos received a B.S./M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and an MBA with focus in Entrepreneurship from McGill University in Montreal and University of Texas in Austin. He is based in Austin Texas.