Americas Leadership Team


Barbara Burrows

V.P. of Sales, North America

Barbara joined Optoma in August of 2011 and manages all sales channels for Canada. She is responsible for account management, customer relationships and team mentoring, and has held sales management roles at various distribution and software companies. In her spare time, Barbara can be found mastering her acrylic painting hobby.

Jon Grodem

Sr. Director, Planning & Strategy

Jon has been with Optoma since December of 2006 and leads planning and strategy. He has held various marketing and product leadership positions with the company and prior to Optoma worked at NEC and Epson in product management roles. In his spare time, Jon can be found rooting for his favorite West Coast college football teams.

Brian Soto

Director, Product Management

Joining Optoma in March of 2011, Brian leads product management. He studied Engineering, Computer Science and Business at the Technological University of Chile and Wiltshire College, and has contributed his technical skills to companies such as LG and Siemens. Brian is known for his passion for AV, and spending time with his family at the beach.

Jyri Jokirinta

Sr. Manager, Audio

Jyri joined Optoma in 2014 with the acquisition of NuForce audio, where he was in charge of WW sales. He manages the U.S. audio business and is responsible for sales, marketing, and product strategy. An international force, Jyri speaks multiple languages, has lived in multiple countries, and played national hockey in Finland.

Robert Sarauw

Sr. Manager, Customer Service

A customer service veteran with over 40 years of experience, Robert has been with Optoma since May of 2001 and is responsible for managing inbound and outbound customer communications. Robert has a degree in Computer Technology and Networking Technology and enjoys playing basketball, baseball, football, and roller skating.