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Management Team

Management Team

Thomas Carson
President and CEO
Thomas Carson Mr. Carson has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of TiVo Corporation (formerly Rovi Corporation) since December 2011. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Carson was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing since May 2008, when the company acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International. From April 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Carson served in various capacities at Gemstar, including President of the North American IPG business and President for the North American CE business. Prior to joining Gemstar, Mr. Carson held various executive positions at Thomson Multimedia Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Operational Efficiency Programs, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services and Executive Vice President of Patents & Licensing.

Mr. Carson holds a B.S. in Business Administration as well as an MBA from Villanova University.
Pete Thompson
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Pete Thompson Mr. Thompson joined the Company in September 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in building new businesses and product categories across a range of industries and technologies.

Prior to joining TiVo, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Sonos Inc. from October 2015 to September 2016. From September 2013 (when Ericsson Corporation acquired Microsoft’s Mediaroom division) to September 2015, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of the TV Middleware Business group at Ericsson where he integrated a variety of platforms and services into one portfolio. Prior to that, he served in various capacities at Microsoft Corporation from January 2006 through September 2013. Mr. Thompson’s roles at Microsoft included overseeing Xbox LIVE online gaming, video and music services, with multi-billion-dollar P&L responsibility and also being responsible for building the first version of the Microsoft Surface. As Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Mediaroom Division, Mr. Thompson modernized the largest at-scale middleware TV platform to enable OTT and web delivery. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Thompson held various roles at T-Mobile, Hewlett-Packard Company and Motorola.

Mr. Thompson holds a B.A. in International Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as an MBA from Northwestern University.
Samir Armaly
Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing
Samir Armaly Mr. Armaly has served as our Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing since January 2012. He joined the Company (then Rovi Corporation) in May 2008 in connection with the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International, and served as Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing from 2008 to 2012. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Armaly held various positions at Gemstar in its legal group, including Executive Vice President of IP and Licensing.

Mr. Armaly holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Bill Corry
Executive Vice President, Integration
Bill Corry Mr. Corry has served as our Executive Vice President, Integration since June 2016. He joined the Company (then Rovi Corporation) in May 2008 in connection with the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International, and served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales Administration and Business Operations from 2008 to 2012 and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations from 2012 to 2016. At Gemstar, Mr. Corry held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Analysis in the North American IPG business from 2006 to 2011. Prior to Gemstar, Mr. Corry held a variety of finance and operations positions at Thomson Corporation, where he spent over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions, including Vice President and CFO of Audio, Video and Accessories, General Manager & Controller, Sales and Marketing Services, and Worldwide Controller, Audio, Video and Communications.

Mr. Corry holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and also holds a CPA license.
Dustin Finer
Chief Administrative and Internal Operations Officer
Dustin Finer Mr. Finer has served as our Chief Administrative and Internal Operations Officer since June 2016. He joined the Company (then Rovi Corporation) in May 2012 as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Rovi, he served in various leadership roles at MySpace, including Chief of Operations and Executive Vice President from July 2010 to September 2011, and Chief People Officer from July 2009 to July 2010. Previously, Mr. Finer served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Fox Interactive Media from August 2008 to June 2009, and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Gemstar-TV Guide International from May 2006 to May 2008. He also held a number of senior roles at Ascent Media Group from November 2000 to April 2006, including Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel.

Mr. Finer holds a B.A in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law.
Peter Halt
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Halt Mr. Halt has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2012. He joined the Company (then Rovi Corporation) in May 2008 in connection with the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International, and served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Halt previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Gemstar from March 2004 to May 2008. Prior to joining Gemstar, Mr. Halt served in various capacities at Sony Pictures Entertainment, including as Chief Financial Officer of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from November 2000 to November 2003, and as Corporate Controller of Sony Pictures Entertainment from July 1997 to November 2000.

Mr. Halt holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.
Sean Matthews
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Sean Matthews Mr. Matthews has served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development since September 2014. Prior to joining the Company (then Rovi Corporation), he served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for ARRIS Group, Inc., where he worked from April 2013, when ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home business from Google. From June 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Matthews served as Vice President Converged Solutions Finance for Motorola Mobility (while it was a subsidiary of Google). Previously, Mr. Matthews worked as Vice President Convergence Strategy for Motorola Mobility and in various capacities at Motorola, Inc., including Vice President Home and Networks Strategy, and Business Manager, Optical Transport Products. Prior to joining Motorola in 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Synchronous, Inc., an optical networking equipment manufacturer. Mr. Matthews spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen in its software and Internet technology corporate finance practice.

Mr. Matthews holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Pamela Sergeeff
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Pamela Sergeeff Ms. Sergeeff has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel since December 2013. Ms. Sergeeff joined the Company (then Macrovision Corporation, the predecessor of Rovi Corporation) in 2003. She has held various positions in the legal group from 2003 to 2013, including serving as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel from March 2011 to December 2013 and as Vice President and Associate General Counsel from July 2007 to March 2011. Ms. Sergeeff also serves as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Sergeeff holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ms. Sergeeff is a member of the California State Bar.

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