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Leadership

Mirror Image’s seasoned management team combines a broad depth of industry expertise and represents leading global thinkers.

alexvik_headshot_nbgAlexander Vik
Chairman of the Board
Since March 1989, Alex Vik has served as Chief Executive Officer of Xcelera Inc. Alex has spearheaded the company’s move to acquiring interests that focus on the movement of information across the Internet. Alex is the Chairman of Mirror-Image and also serves on the boards of numerous other companies. Since 1986, Alex has also been Chairman of and CEO of Vik Brothers International USA Inc. From February 1989 to May 1997, Alex served as Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Vik Brothers Insurance Inc., an insurance holding company. Alex holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.

Gustav VikGustav Vik
Chief Executive Officer and President
In addition to being Mirror Image’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Gustav also serves as Director of Mirror Image. He has served as Director, Treasurer and Secretary of Xcelera Inc. since March 1989, and as the company’s Executive Vice President since 1996. Gustav is the Chairman of Protegrity Corporation, the leader in enterprise-wide Data Security Management solutions, Chairman of Ineo Inc., focusing on telco carrier network security and a director of a number of other companies. Since September 1986, Mr. Vik has been Executive Vice President of Vik Brothers International USA Inc. And from September 1986 to April 1997, Mr. Vik was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Vik Brothers Insurance Inc. Mr. Vik attended the University of Stockholm from 1978 to 1981.

James G. HartJames G. Hart linkedin
Global Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Jim has been with Mirror Image since January 2001 and has held positions of Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Sales. He has been responsible with successfully expanding Mirror Image’s Content Delivery, Streaming Media and Edge Computing Solutions into the Internet’s worldwide global markets. Jim was instrumental in opening the London office in 2006 as the company’s center for European sales operations. He is leading the rapid expansion of the company’s customer base globally as well as focusing on increasing Mirror Image’s growing presence in the emerging markets of Asia, South America, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Under Jim’s leadership, Mirror Image has earned industry-leading awards such as being named Internet Retailer magazine’s 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Vendor Leader in the Content Delivery Network Category and a Finalist in Streaming Media magazine’s 2008 Reader’s Choice Awards. Prior to joining Mirror Image, Jim was a Regional Sales Manager for a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) company in San Diego. He has also worked for the United States Congress. Jim holds an M.A. in Politics (Congressional Studies) from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and a B.A. in Political Science from The University of California, Irvine. Jim resides in Tustin, CA with his wife Tracey and their 4 children.

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Mike Smith linkedin
Vice President, Customer Experience

Mike is championing and driving multiple departments that include Customer Service and Support and Solutions Engineering to improve the systems, processes, and policies to deliver a better experience for all customers. Mike previously served as the company’s Director of Solutions Engineering and this new change marks a key step forward in the company’s ongoing commitment to transforming the customer experience. Previously, Mike served as the Digital Media Manager at K-LOVE and Air1 Radio Networks (Educational Media Foundation) in California. Mike holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Human Resources and Management from California State University, Chico.

Ben WyckoffBen Wyckoff
Chief Architect

Ben has over 20 years of professional software development experience and more than 10 years experience in the CDN industry. As Mirror Image’s Chief Architect, Ben is responsible for overseeing and driving the architectures, services and system solutions that enable the company to capture significant market opportunities. Prior to his current role, Ben held the position of Mirror Image’s Director of Advanced Technologies where he was responsible for evaluating, introducing and prototyping the company’s new technologies. Before joining Mirror Image, he was a Principal Software Engineer at Clearway Technologies where he implemented services based on key CDN patents. Ben holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.