Jesse co-founded Princeton Server Group (PSG) in 2003 as President & Chief Executive Officer with the vision of lowering the cost and simplifying digital video appliances and systems by leveraging the rapid advances in the PC industry. After Princeton Server Group was acquired by TelVue Corporation in 2007, Jesse assumed the responsibilities of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the combined companies and was subsequently appointed President & CEO.
Prior to PSG, Lerman was Director of Software at Video-On-Demand (VOD) pioneer, DIVA Systems Corporation, where he led the commercial release of three generations of high-performance, low latency media server software products and large-scale VOD systems for the cable market. Video servers developed by Lerman’s team served over two million subscribers of AT&T (now Comcast), Charter, and Insight’s cable television systems, making DIVA the VOD market leader.
Lerman’s professional engineering career began at Sarnoff Real Time Corporation. He was one of the original members of Sarnoff Real-time’s development team that commercialized the Princeton Engine technology for VOD and deployed the first VOD system in a Motorola head-end. Lerman holds seven U.S. patents in Video-on-Demand and video servers.
Jesse graduated with honors from Princeton University, where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering.