MIKE KOZUB

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MIKE KOZUB

Co-Founder, CEO

Mike brings to DAZZMOBILE a vast array of startup experience in both large and small companies. A very long time ago Mike started his career in Private Equity.  Mike then ran Strategy & Corporate Development and several lines of business for Reebok. Then he was CEO private consumer products company selling into big-box retail. In the late 90’s Mike crossed to the tech side where he oversaw Sales, Marketing and Business Development for several venture-backed web and software startups including RealAge.com (sold to Hearst) and MarketSoft (sold to Unica). Most recently, Mike ran an incubator launching and consulting for startups which provided many white knuckle adventures in areas like mobile, social networks, virtual customer service, crowdfunding and youth sports e-learning to name but a few.  DAZZMOBILE is a proud product of that incubator.  Mike holds a BS in Industrial Economics from Union College and an MBA from Harvard.

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EVAN DONN

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EVAN DONN

Co-Founder, VP Product / CTO

Evan is a creative technologist with over 15 year's experience combining mobile, web and interactive application development skills with media production expertise.   Evan's professional passions lie at the intersection of media, marketing and emerging technologies with an eye towards agile content production, distribution, and communication.

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ANGELO SANTINELLI

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ANGELO SANTINELLI

Strategy, Planning and Market Development

Angelo brings more than twenty-five years of business experience in both small private and large public companies. Experiences include: seed and early stage private equity financing, M&A transactions, strategy development and execution, direct and channel sales, product marketing, product management, marketing communications, business development, and consulting.  Angelo’s prior experience includes 8 years as GP at North Bridge Venture Partners, 4 years as SVP at Shiva, and 4 years at Boston Consulting Group.  Angelo is currently an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College and Managing Partner at Dakin Management.  Angelo earned his BS at Fordham University and his MBA at Harvard.

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DAVID GROSHOFF

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DAVID GROSHOFF

General Counsel

Like many of us, David wears many hats in his service to Dazzmobile.  As a seasoned In-House Law and Financial Management executive with a particular expertise in Entrepreneurship & Technology, David advises Dazz on all things business-legal.  As an educator (teaches Law) and published author in top academic entrepreneurial, business, & finance journals, David also helps us get our product concepts right.  Prior to Dazzmobile, David formerly oversaw a private equity portfolio while at JPMorgan Asset Management.  David earned his J.D. at Ohio State, MBA at Northern Kentucky, and completed one-third of his Ed.M. program at Harvard’s Business and Law Schools, focusing on economic development.

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BOB KOZUB

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BOB KOZUB

Co-Founder, Creative Partner

An accomplished Creative Director for over 20 years serving the largest and most prestigious tech Brands and CMOs, Bob has guided the execution of corporate brand make-overs and produced targeted new & traditional media campaigns.  Most importantly, Bob has twenty+ years experience producing large-audience events for his corporate clients.  Bob holds a BA from Syracuse University.

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NICK VESSELLA

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NICK VESSELLA

Customer Success Ninja

Nick joined Dazzmobile at its inception to drive Customer Success initiatives in a wide array of capacities that include user interface design, project management, and customer service. Nick has designed applications for Dazzmobile clients such as eBay, AMC Theaters, Ahold, Deltek, IDG, University of Arizona, Jon Taffer’s Nightclub & Bar Trade Show, and DARPA’s Robotics Challenge. Prior to Dazzmobile, Nick worked for Big Picture Media and Events, travelling the world working with clients as a technology consultant. Nick holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Graphic Design focus from Keene State College, NH.

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GARTH FRASER

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GARTH FRASER

Business Development

Over 25 years experience as a solutions consultant in software and web-based services. Garth is passionate about helping to apply mobile technology to make events more engaging and successful.

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JAMES CARLING

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JAMES CARLING

Managing Partner, EMEA (London Office)

James is a pioneer in software-based customer/audience engagement solutions. He previously developed the first commercially available CRM/Marketing Automation suite which sold globally and was recognized as a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant for many years. The company launched on NASDAQ and went on to consolidate it’s market leadership position before being sold.

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JOHN MANDEL

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JOHN MANDEL

Advisor, Engineering/Development

John brings a 20-yr track record of building teams that can consistently deliver high quality enterprise level solutions most recently at MarketSoft and Wildfire Communication. As an early member of both organizations John was responsible for building, motivating and managing teams, designing efficient development and quality processes, releasing more than 30 major software releases, gathering product requirements, driving voice of the customer interviews and overall product strategy. In addition to driving all aspects of product development, John has always been very involved in insuring our customer’s success.

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