The Bitvore Team

Executive Team

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Elizabeth Pritchard



Elizabeth brings 25 years of experience as an executive in financial services, driving data and technology innovation for financial institutions and start-ups. She was Global Head of Market Data at Goldman Sachs and COO of the Global Data Science Group at AIG. Elizabeth also co-founded Crux Informatics, a data delivery company whose investors included Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Citi. She was Head of Go-To-Market Strategy at Crux, leading its marketing, sales and partnership activities.

Just prior to accepting the CEO position at Bitvore, Elizabeth provided advisory services to alternative data and data infrastructure providers through White Rock Data Solutions. She also advises industry professional associations SIIA and FISD Alternative Data Council on go to market strategy and serves on the Board of Directors at Eagle Alpha and Global Data.


Jeff Drake

VP, Strategic Ventures


Jeff was the Founder and EVP of Business Development at Access360, acquired by IBM. As Founder at Access360 he worked to raise venture capital from a leading venture capital fund and also strategic investment from both Oracle and VeriSign. After the acquisition, he served as the Director of Software Security at IBM then was recruited to become the EVP of Business Development at Akana. Most recently, he was the EVP of Corporate Development at Servicemesh, which was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC; mrkt cap $7B). Post acquisition by CSC he was the Director of Emerging Practices, and established business development programs that drove revenues for the CSC Cloud group. While at ServiceMesh, he was instrumental in raising venture capital from Ignition Partners and created strategic alliances with Dell, EMC, and Microsoft.


Mike Heberle

VP, Sales & Business Development


As VP of Sales, Mike is responsible for driving sales and business development for Bitvore. Mike brings Bitvore a successful track record of more than 20+ years that includes high-profile sales leadership positions and recognized sales achievements. Prior to joining Bitvore, Mike led North American Sales for Powerreviews. While at Powerreviews, SAAS revenues grew significantly year over year until the acquisition by Bazaarvoice in 2012.  Mike has a long distinguished career in sales, including senior sales leadership roles at Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle), Business Objects (acquired by SAP) and Parametric Technologies.


Greg Bolcer

Chief Data Officer


Greg is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three angel and VC-funded companies.  He’s been involved at an early stage or as an advisor to at least half a dozen more.  Greg has a PhD and BS in Information and Computer Sciences from UC Irvine and a MS from USC.  He started his career at Irvine as a researcher in Web protocols, standards, and applications under a series of DARPA-funded grants.  He formerly was the Intel Architecture chair for the Peer to Peer working group and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2004 from UCI. 


Alan Chaney

Chief Technology Officer


Alan started down the technology path years before he knew anything about software. A guy who’s always been fascinated by how things work, he fed his curiosity by disassembling everything from clocks to motorcycles. When he learned that software offered the same sort of intellectual stimulation, but without the solder burns, he quickly changed his focus from re-wiring objects to writing code. During his career as an academic and entrepreneur Alan’s dedicated himself to reinventing everything from networked storage to streaming media, always focused on doing things better, faster and more elegantly than previously imagined.

Board Members

David Mandel – Co-Founder and Chairman

Mr. Mandel is an active entrepreneur and tech investor that holds patents in data visualization.  Prior to founding Bitvore, he was a seed investor in Broadcom, Access360 (acquired by IBM) and Fulcrum Microsystems (acquired by Intel). Mr. Mandel was also lead investor for Innovent Systems (acquired by Broadcom).

David Dull

Mr. Dull served several roles through the growth and IPO of Broadcom Corp including General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President of Business Affairs.  Mr Dull was a Partner in the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP.

Susan Hauser

Ms. Hauser joins the Bitvore Board of Directors with over 30 years of experience in the software industry. As a 28-year Microsoft veteran (retired July 2017) with experiences spanning vertical sales and global management, she held a number of executive positions at Microsoft. Most recently, Ms. Hauser served as Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Enterprise & Partner Group, where she and her organizations had global responsibility for the largest strategic customers across the commercial sector, public sector, industry groups and enterprise partnerships globally. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Industry and Global Accounts where she was responsible for building industry solutions with customers and partners. Ms. Hauser also served as the General Manager of Microsoft’s Customer Advocacy and Licensing group where she led company-wide interoperability programs and engagement with customers and governments around the world.

Ms. Hauser is currently a partner in PrimeForay, where she advises technology cloud companies delivering solutions that accelerate the modernization of businesses around the globe. She also served on the NPower Board of Directors and on the board of Avanade for 5 years. She is currently a board member at Digital Asset.



Bill O’Shea

Mr. O’Shea has spent his career in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of information systems. He was the former President AT&T Bell Labs, former CTO Lucent, former CEO NCR, former CEO of Lucent’s Enterprise Networks Group now known as Avaya.

Carl Mandel – CO-FOUNDER

Mr. Mandel is Bitvore’s co-founder and a board observer. He is a seed investor in Broadcom and Access360 with multiple exits in other startups.  Mr. Mandel has extensive experience with data/info visualization and has several patents.