The Bitvore Team

Executive Team

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Jeff Drake

President & COO

Bio

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.

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Vera Silver

Chief Information Officer

Bio

Vera is an extremely accomplished IT executive and with over 30 years of technology leadership.  Before joining Bitvore in early 2022, Vera led global technology teams developing solutions for a multitude of businesses at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, RBC, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. She has a strong track record of success based on collaborative partnering with all layers of business leaders, building high performance teams, managing risk, driving change, enabling growth, and reducing costs.

Vera has successfully navigated through many historic challenges in the industry (both technology and finance), while still effectively guiding her organizations to transform and evolve. She has enabled firms to exploit data for strategic business decisions by delivering strong data management and integration capabilities built on solid foundations. 

She is a recognized business transformation expert and innovator and was recently awarded a Constellation Research Top 150 Thought Leader in 2021. Vera previously worked with Elizabeth Pritchard, Bitvore’s CEO, while they were both at Goldman Sachs.
As our CIO, Vera continues to lead our technology teams through a tech-forward business strategy delivering best-in-class customer experiences.  She is focused on continuously improving next-generation capabilities through automation, growing our product and data offerings and delivering the next generation world class AI solutions for our clients.

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Mike Heberle

VP, Sales & Business Development

Bio

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.

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Greg Bolcer

Chief Data Officer

Bio

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. 

Board Members

David Mandel

David Mandel

Bio

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).

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Carlton Jenkins

Bio

Carlton Jenkins is a former Partner at Yucaipa Companies, one of the largest private equity funds in the world. 

He was previously a board member at Krogers, the national supermarket conglomerate (NYSE:KR).

Kevin Chandler

Kevin Chandler

Bio

Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur, real estate developer and investment executive with over 20 years of business experience. Kevin’s experience is vast and spans real estate development planning, investment strategy and analysis, M&A, capital structuring and operations management.

David Dull

David Dull

Bio

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.

Advisors

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.

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