Bradford Networks CEO
Dan is Bradford’s chief strategist and visionary, and oversees the day-to-day management of the rapidly growing company. Prior to joining Bradford Networks, Dan spent six years as the chief executive officer of BEZ Systems, a database analytics and management software company that was acquired by the Gomez Division of Compuware in late 2010. During his tenure at BEZ, Dan played a key role in increasing the company’s global customer base to more than 200 and raised $10 million in venture capital funding.
Previously, Dan was the CEO of Astrum Software, where he reshaped the company’s product offerings and positioning in the market, directly leading to the sale of the company. In addition, Dan has held senior-level business development and financial positions at leading software, venture capital and consulting companies including Advent International, Digital Equipment Corporation, Precise Software Solutions and Xchange.
Managing Partner, Windspeed Ventures
John is a founder and the Managing Partner of Windspeed Ventures, a Boston-area based early stage venture firm that actively helps build high technology companies in the communications, security, media and internet services industries. Prior to Windspeed, John held Senior Management and Engineering Positions in Bay Networks, Wellfleet Communications, and Motorola/Codex. The Windspeed team consists of former entrepreneurs whose goal is to share their relevant operating experience in building value in early stage businesses.
Updata Partners, General Partner
Carter is a Partner at Updata Partners in the Reston, Virginia office and joined the firm in early 2005. Prior to joining Updata Partners, Carter co-founded Brivo Systems in 1999 and served as Chairman and CEO until selling the company to a unit of Duchossois Enterprises Group in December 2004. Brivo Systems pioneered the software-as-a-service model in the physical security market by introducing the first-ever on-demand system for facility access control. During his tenure at Brivo, Carter raised over $30 million in multiple rounds of equity and debt financing from venture capitalists, strategic partners and angel investors.
Before starting Brivo Systems, Carter spent four years as a Senior Vice President at Kaiser Associates, where he advised Fortune 500 clients on competitive positioning and new-market entry strategies. Earlier in his career, Carter worked in London for the Coca-Cola Company and held positions at American Management Systems and Arthur Andersen.
Carter holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Harry’s career spans over thirty years in the information and communications technology marketplace. Harry co-founded Softricity as its CEO in June, 1999 and has continued in that role until March, 2006, when he assumed the role of Chairman. In April, Softricity agreed to be acquired by Microsoft and the transaction completed in July.
Prior to Softricity, Harry was President and CEO of ITS, a manufacturer of video access equipment for IP and ATM networks. Harry also co-founded and was VP Sales and Marketing for a VC-backed start-up, Network Switching Systems, a manufacturer of integrated voice and data switching equipment which was later acquired by BBN Communications.
Harry serves on several private company boards as an Independent Director and also sits on several Advisory Boards for early stage companies.
A 30-year industry veteran who was named by Ernst & Young as its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, Rob is currently Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at HP ProCurve Networking, the world’s fastest growing networking company.
Rob joined HP through its 2008 acquisition of Colubris Networks, where he had served as president and CEO, helping the company ascend to a prominent position in the wireless LAN industry. During his career, Rob has steered the helm of several technology companies as president and CEO, including Xelor Software, an IP telephony company, and IPeria, a provider of network-based voice messaging applications.
In addition to the Colubris Networks sale, as President of ONET Networks and MultiLink and as CEO and founder of Octave Communications, Rob managed the sale of these companies to Siemens, PictureTel and Voyant Technologies, respectively.