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.
Kourosh has 20+ years of experience with Fortune 500 and startup companies. His experience spans several industries, including High Technology, Healthcare, SaaS Software and BioTech. Prior to Bitvore, he held the CFO position with Cake Software, a performance marketing software company that was successfully sold in 2019. Kourosh had a long career at Broadcom Corporation in executive finance leadership roles including FP&A and worldwide operations functions. Prior to Broadcom, Kourosh was at Western Digital, including a stint as manufacturing controller for Asia residing in Singapore. He started his professional career in public accounting in London.
Chief Marketing Officer
Steve brings more than 25 years of global enterprise software experience to Bitvore, where he is responsible for all aspects of corporate brand development, product management and marketing, go-to-market strategy, and demand generation.. Prior to Bitvore, Steve was CMO and Co-Founder at appLariat. Prior to appLariat, Steve was the CMO of Cloud Management Platform provider ServiceMesh, which was acquired by CSC in 2013. Previously, he held executive positions at various hi-tech start-ups in the domains of software configuration management, identity management and IT predictive analytics where he led marketing and sales, leading to IPOs and multiple acquisitions by IBM, VMware and Software AG.
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.
VP, Product Management
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.
VP, Content Operations
Brenda brings a well-rounded life experience that enables her to develop creative solutions. She currently serves as Bitvore's VP, Content Operations, responsible for a team that ensures the quality of the content that is delivered to our customers on a daily basis. Prior to Bitvore, Brenda developed enterprise software products for several startups. She was solely responsible for developing proprietary software that produces auctions for non-profit companies. The software completely automated all manual processes, making it easier for the company to grow its client base. She started her career developing an excess and surplus insurance agency management system where she quickly became a team leader.
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.
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).
Mr. Hawk has had several CEO-level leadership positions at major telecommunications companies and has guided over twenty private companies through financings and initial public offerings. Bob was formerly President and CEO of U.S. West Multimedia Communications, Inc. and Director of Advanced Systems Development for ATT/American Bell. He is currently a partner with Doll Capital Management (DCM).
Mr. Pikover has over 25 years experience in the development, capitalization and growth of emerging technology companies and is currently an active board member and investor in a series of technology companies. Prior roles include Chairman & CEO of 5Square.com, FLN, Access360, co-founder and EVP of Xylan, and a board member of several startups.
Mr. Dull served several roles through the growth and IPO of Broadcom Corp including General Counsel, Secretary and
Mr. Babak Razi founded Third Wave Ventures to help guide the growth of emerging high technology companies in Southern California. Among his endeavors, Mr. Razi was an early founder of Innovent Systems, which was acquired by Broadcom Corporation.
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.
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.
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.