The Bitvore Team

Executive Team

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Jeff Drake

CEO

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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Jeff Curie

President

Bio

Jeff has been an executive team member with several startups focused on business-to-business solutions including Access360, sold to IBM, and SupplyFrame. Jeff was the Chief Strategist of Identity Management for IBM and General Manager for ARINC, a $400M consulting company focused on the management of satellite and telecommunications. Jeff is a frequent public speaker in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Security, Startup best practices and Crowdfunding. Mr. Curie is an active member of the SoCal technology startup community and holds several patents.

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Steve Henning

Chief Marketing Officer

Bio

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.

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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 Oficer

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. 

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Alan Chaney

CTO

Bio

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.

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Brenda Andrews

VP, Content Operations

Bio

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.

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).

Bob Hawk

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).

Yuri Pikover

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.

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.

Babak Razi

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.

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Advisors

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.

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