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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRODUCT ADVISORY BOARD
President, Christensen / Williams Associates
Ann is a strategic operations and marketing consultant who helps companies grow profitably. Prior to forming her consultancy, she was a career executive in top retail financial services firms, including Fleet Bank and Charles Schwab & Co. In these roles, she built new distribution channels, customer servicing, and marketing techniques that delivered value in revenue growth, productivity, and customer satisfaction and loyalty. She has held senior executive leadership roles in firms ranging from Fortune 100 companies, where she led divisions that generated billions in sales, to entrepreneurial start-ups. Ann is recognized for her skills in business transformation, distribution strategy, and customer relationship management.
Global Head of B2B, LinkedIN Marketing Solutions
As the Co-Founder and COO of Bizo, Inc - a B2B audience marketing platform - Bryan built an outstanding team and grew the company from nothing in May 2008 to more than $50MM run-rate, before being acquired by LinkedIn for $175MM in August 2014. Prior to co-founding Bizo, Bryan held senior leadership positions at both venture-backed start-ups as well as larger public companies.
CEO, Journey Sales
Bill’s professional passion is helping sales reps exceed quota and companies grow revenue. With over 2 decades growing Sales organizations, it is evident to Bill that old sales models are dying fast.
Bill’s next generation selling platform, Journey Sales is about Customer Engagement. Making it easy for customers to buy requires relevant & entertaining content, collaboration, and insight. Over the course of his career, Bill has managed large technology Sales teams for companies that include Orchestria, EMC/Documentum, and Digital.
VP, Information Management N. America, IBM
Mark is a Software & Services/Sales Executive and a recognized expert in building software & services businesses and teams. Mark brings business-savvy sophisticated management professionalism with experience driving $3.1 billion in revenue and proven sales executive with 20+ year’s achievement in software sales and management with a proven track record in generating-exceeding revenue and profit goals each year. Mark is a decisive leader with proven skills, abilities to coach, mentor sales executives and professionals identify opportunities for growth and profit.
CEO, TECHPLAN, INC.
Jay brings an outstanding track record of applying sales and marketing leadership skills and experience to a wide range of technology companies on a global scale. Jay’s experience includes working with F-500 firms (IBM, Digital and Wang) as well as with early stage technology venture such as Reval, Parlano, MarketSoft, Fatwire and New Era of Network.