Co – Founder & CRO
Prior to embarking in the VRAmericas venture with friends and colleagues Mr. Kappaz started working in the media industry in 2005 when he started working for Colombia’s biggest broadcaster, RCN Television. At RCN, he led the most ambitious expansion in the history of the network by more than quadrupling its production infrastructure. As part of the management committee, he served in the development and programming teams in charge of analyzing content development and green-lighting production.
He was promoted to vice president of international channels, where he was responsible for overseeing finance, distribution, programming, sales, and operations over two cable networks, a worldwide distributed entertainment channel, and a 24-hour Spanish news channel distributed in the Americas. As head of international channels, Mr. Kappaz was responsible for conducting negotiations between Fox International Channels and RCN Television, which ultimately resulted in the formation of a multimillion dollar Hispanic network in the United States: MundoFOX, which he joined as SVP of Digital Strategy and Content Distribution.
At MundoFox Digital, Mr. Kappaz was always evaluating cutting-edge strategies to create native digital content as well as original experiences for the audience in which mobile screens became a “multi-camera” options to provide the viewer with different angles on certain scenes.
After MundoFOX Mr. Kappaz Mesklum LLC to provide consulting services on digital and traditional media. His clients include MCN’s Networks and non-media companies in need to establish their digital footprint.
Mr. Kappaz holds a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He has volunteered for over 20 years teaching people with disabilities practice sports. He and his wife Rosa live in Santa Monica, California, with their two children.