About Us

About Us

Capella Systems began with a simple idea: Create a long-lasting company with long-lasting software products. Capella was founded in 2009 by former members of Rhozet Corporation (now acquired by Harmonic, Inc.), a Silicon Valley startup that developed transcoding software.

The media industry was facing many changes at that time, including shifts from a tape-based workflow to a file-based workflow, streaming and on-demand video and the emergence of new formats such as HEVC and 4K. Consumer viewing habits were changing as well, as smartphone and tablet screens began to complement or even replace the home TV. Products designed for a traditional TV workflow were not nimble enough to adapt to these new broadcasting standards.

Capella Systems founder and CEO Ikuyo Yamada believed that it was time to develop next-generation software products specifically designed for an evolving broadcast industry. More modern, flexible and highly adaptable software solutions could help customers succeed. Today, media professionals all over the world reach their customers with Capella Systems’ software solutions for transcoding, live encoding and packaging.

Team Capella strives to be the market leader that evolves alongside our long-term partners to advance video technology and, together, achieve long-lasting success.

Leadership

Ikuyo Yamada

Ikuyo Yamada

CEO & Founder

Ikuyo Yamada has been in the software industry and startup environment for over a decade. She was an original member of Rhozet Corporation (acquired by Harmonic, Inc. in 2007), a Silicon Valley startup that developed universal transcoding software. She developed and oversaw Rhozet’s international market, while working closely with the engineering team to incorporate customers’ needs into the product line. She founded Capella Systems in 2009 to develop next-generation software products that advance the latest video technologies.

Martin Belleau

Martin Belleau

CTO & Co-founder

Martin has led Capella’s engineering department since its inception, helping to design and develop its current array of products. Previously, he spent a decade working on video compression technologies at Canopus, Rhozet and Harmonic, Inc. Historically, Martin has always worked closely with Support and Sales, and he uses that experience to design software that's powerful and flexible but also easy to use, troubleshoot and expand.

David Dong

David Dong

Director of Solutions Engineering

Prior to joining Capella Systems in its early years, David worked as a sales engineer for Rhozet Corporation (acquired by Harmonic, Inc.) and led its technical support team. He has years of experience in technical support, systems integration and product development. He believes his success in the company is ultimately measured by his customer’s success. He is the liaison to and advocate for his customers in helping shape Capella’s next-generation transcoding and live encoding products.