Board of Directors



Henry Derovanessian, DIRECTV

  • President and Chairman, RVU Alliance
  • Senior Vice President of Consumer Premise Engineering, DIRECTV
Mr. Henry Derovanessian is currently the Senior Vice President of Consumer Premise Engineering at DIRECTV where he oversees all aspects of developing new, market-relevant and advanced products for the consumer home. Mr. Derovanessian brings more than 30 years of work history in planning and managing implementation of innovative product strategies and new business development initiatives around emerging and advanced technologies which enable delivery of digital media content over broadband, or broadcast networks.



Dr. Stephen Palm, Broadcom

  • Vice President, RVU Alliance
  • Senior Technical Director, Broadband and Connectivity Group, Broadcom
Dr. Stephen Palm is currently senior technical director for Broadcom's Broadband and Connectivity Group (BCG).  He is responsible for driving Broadcom's home networking strategy to enable multimedia, internet of things, and smart energy services for distribution via residential wired and wireless networks.


Michael Smith, Samsung

  • Secretary, RVU Alliance
  • Treasurer, RVU Alliance


Aaron Fimbres, Cisco

  • Director, RVU Alliance