ADVISORY BOARD

Brad DunnTechnology Investor

Brad Dunn has been an active investor in emerging technology based businesses for over 25 years.  He currently serves as a founding Director of Applied Ultrasonics (Metal Performance Enhancement), Integrated Photonics (Crystals and Polarizers) and Momentum Telecom (Telephone & VOIP services) as well as on the Advisory Board of Power Ten Medical Ventures (Medical Device Development and Commercialization).  Previously he served as a Director for a manufacturer of industrial coatings, a publicly traded bank and as Chairman of the Society of International Business Fellows. Brad retired September 2015 as Chairman of The Mouat Company after over 40 years as its Vice President, President and Owner.  The Mouat Company designs and constructs turn-key industrial facilities for customers in the business of casting metals and processing  minerals.  Its staff of engineers and project managers control the process from concept development through facility start-up to insure that capital is efficiently deployed  to achieve the specified results.  Clients include Caterpillar, Chrysler, Cifunsa, EBAA Iron, Emerson Electric, EOG Resources, Ford, General Motors, Grede Foundries, Halliburton, Honda, Intermet, John Deere, Neenah Foundry, ProezaGREDE, Rassini Frenos, Silver & Baryte Minerals and Westinghouse. Brad received his BSME from Vanderbilt University and, more importantly, met his wife of 49 years.  He and Katie enjoy traveling and spending time at their lake cabin with children and grandchildren.

Marietta DavisTechnology Strategist

Marietta Davis is a seasoned sales executive with an extensive technology industry career. Her early roles at IBM, Lotus Development, Applied Data Research, and Tata Consulting established a strong foundation for her success with Microsoft Corporation. Most recently in the role of Vice President of U.S. Dynamics at Microsoft, Davis was responsible for leading more than 400 sales, marketing and technical experts serving Microsoft’s business customers with Dynamics ERP and CRM Solutions. In progressively responsible executive sales leadership positions at Microsoft, Davis successfully managed and grew multiple business teams, influencing over $8B in revenue and delivering triple digit growth milestones. Her diverse portfolio extends to mentoring strong leaders in to key roles and acting in an advisory capacity to incubation and small startups. She currently sits on the National Board of Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping more than 23,000 emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. A graduate of Bradley University, she completed MBA studies at Loyola University, as well as executive advanced leadership classes at Harvard University. In 2015 Davis was inducted into the Spelman College “Game Changer” Hall of Fame for her impact as a technology leader. She is a sought after speaker at Morehouse College and Georgia Tech, as well as conferences and events promoting women in technology.

Nick PrinePrine and Associates

Nick Prine’s career spans over 40 years in the technology industry.  After a 22 year career at IBM focused primarily on IBM’s government business, he left IBM to become the SVP of a small IBM re-seller, Mainline Information Systems.  Through Mr. Prine’s leadership, Mainline became the second company in the country approved to sell IBM mainframe computers.  Mainline grew from a $1 million company to a $100 million company in three years and today is one of IBM’s largest business partners.  Subsequent to Mainline, Mr. Prine became the president of LearnSomething, an internet-based training company focused on the retail and chain drug store marketplace.  Through his leadership, LearnSomething raised more than $10 million in initial funding and is now the largest provider of education and services to the retail grocery and drug store industry. Currently, Nick is president of Prine and Associates and provides consulting services to emerging technology companies.

David SmithKearny Street Consulting

Dave Smith has served in leadership roles in provider entities and has been instrumental in the creation and management of a number of health care companies for over 35 years. He is the President of Kearny Street Consulting that provides contracting strategies and negotiation for hospitals and payors, product design and positioning, network development and M&A advise to providers and provider-owned plans. He was the Founder and CEO of a leading healthcare compliance and accreditation software company. Mr. Smith has held executive management positions with Kaiser Permanente, Healthsource, Blue Care Network of Michigan and Medical Value Plan, and Health Power, Inc., among others. He has been responsible for profitably starting and building HMOs as well as restructuring Health Plans. Currently, Mr. Smith serves as a board member and Treasurer of Prevent Blindness of Georgia and has severed in the past for Coventry Health Plans, Southeast Division, Inner Harbor Behavior Health and the Governors Leadership Group on Healthcare executive committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance and Management from Xavier University.  He lives with his wife, Sue and a spoiled dog in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Jim NortonBomgar Corporation

As executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing of Bomgar Corporation, Jim Norton is responsible for Bomgar's global sales revenue and marketing strategy. Mr. Norton brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience at both the strategic and tactical level. He has dramatically increased revenue at multiple small and large software companies, many of which resulted in strategic purchases and public offerings. His proven sales and marketing processes have enabled these organizations to rapidly scale to customer demand. Prior to Bomgar, Mr. Norton served as group vice president of sales at Exstream Software, where he was responsible for all new sales revenue in North America. He rapidly accelerated growth, which led to a $625 million purchase by American Capital. He was instrumental in the subsequent purchase of Exstream by Hewlett Packard. Mr. Norton also served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Covast and executive vice president of sales at Derivion, helping both companies rapidly increase sales. Additionally, he held sales leadership roles at EDS, Texas Instruments and TenFold. Mr. Norton holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Mathematics from Muhlenberg College.

Fran DramisF. Dramis LLC

F.A. (“Fran”) Dramis currently serves on the private company boards of Damballa, NanoLumens and Urjanet. In addition, he is on the advisory boards of Virima, Voyager Capital, Diabetech, Zixi LLC and Medify, Inc. He served previously on the private boards of several additional companies. Mr. Dramis was formerly the Chief Information, Ecommerce and Security Officer for BellSouth.  He joined BellSouth Corporation in 1998. During his tenure, BellSouth's IT and Security groups were nationally recognized as top organizations in their fields and received several awards. Before joining BellSouth, Mr. Dramis founded CIO Strategy, Inc., an information technology consulting firm.  At that firm, Mr. Dramis led technology transformation efforts at Citibank, Coopers & Lybrand, NASD and Bankers Trust. Prior to CIO Strategy, Mr. Dramis was managing director and CIO at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Dramis also served as president and CEO of Network Management Inc., and president and chief operating officer of Telic Corporation. Early in his career, Mr. Dramis worked with AT&T, including Bell Labs, rising to the position of executive director of information product management. As one of the country's top IT leaders, Mr. Dramis has been recognized by a variety of publications as a top CIO, is the author of 2 books, and a regular speaker at technology and leadership forums.

Andrea BusseAuthority in mobile engagement technologies

Andrea Busse is considered a global authority in mobile engagement technologies and continues to out-innovate the market with IntelaText’s un-matched combination of over 24 customer engagement technologies, easily adapted for any industry or company's initiatives.  Through her futuristic thinking, Andrea ensures that IntelaText remains the front runner in innovation while maintaining a solid set of proven business solutions for mobile engagement.  Since founding the company in 2004, she has been responsible for the rapid growth and acquisition of major accounts including NASA, Sunglass Hut, ESPN, AT&T, Pantech, NCAA Football/Basketball, Ford, and Yahoo. She also pioneered the first mobile platform capable of sending mobile communications world-wide in over 200 languages and dialects, and was awarded ‘Mobile Marketer of the Year’ at the Tech Marketing Awards in 2011.

Marc BlumenthalIntelladon

Mr. Marc Blumenthal has served as President of Human Capital Management at Tribridge, Inc., since 2013. Mr. Blumenthal served as the President and Part Owner of Intelladon Corporation and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2013, when Intelladon was acquired by Tribridge. In his 11 years as Chief Executive Officer , he expanded Intelladon’s offerings from a single software application to a broad range of e-learning products and services through partnerships with several leading software vendors, including Cornerstone OnDemand. Mr. Blumenthal started his professional career working for IBM. In 1985, he founded Progressive Business Solutions, which grew to be one of the largest and most respected systems integrators in the Southeast. He later served as the Chief Executive Officer of CXO Technology. Mr. Blumenthal serves as a Director of Northstar Banking Corporation in addition to serving on the boards of numerous business and internet technology companies in the Tampa Bay area. He has served for many years on the board of Metropolitan Ministries, a local charitable organization that serves the poor, hungry and homeless in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Blumenthal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida. .

Don BaggettEntrepreneur and technology investor

Donald H. Baggett is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor.  He is President of Benefit Resources, Inc. a fee-based consulting firm serving corporate, association and municipal clients.  Mr. Baggett was the founding President and CEO of Denarii Payments, Inc. where he created “SizzleMoney” an innovative mobile payments program for the financially underserved.  Prior to that he founded Flex-Comp, Inc., a product development and software company that led the health insurance industry into the expanding field of Cafeteria Benefits and defined contribution plans.  Mr. Baggett also served as Senior Vice President of First City Bancorp where he led this bank holding company into new markets for financial services.  Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of Bayly, Martin & Fay, Inc. a national insurance brokerage and consulting firm.  Mr. Baggett began his carrer with the Hartford Insurance Company as a member of their public relations and advertising department.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida, an avid motorsports enthusiast and he enjoys spending time with his five grandsons.