Chief Executive Officer / Director
Jon is CrowdOptic's CEO and served as CEO of Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), NetClerk (BidClerk) and AutoReach (AutoNation NYSE: AN). Fisher is a named inventor on six US and ten foreign patents, and four US and 17 foreign patents pending. Jon is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Award (Emerging Category, 2007) and lives in Marin County, CA with his wife and daughter.
Chief Financial Officer
Tony is CrowdOptic's CFO and brings over 16 years of finance and technology experience, including top financial executive positions at Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), Agistix, and NetClerk (BidClerk). Tony lives with his wife and two sons in the East Bay of San Francisco, California.
VP of Engineering
Jim is CrowdOptic's Vice President of Engineering. He re-joins his former colleagues from Bharosa after six years at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), where he managed development for the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager product. Jim brings over 30 years of experience and has held senior positions with several startups in Silicon Valley. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and has worked as a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO in Australia. Jim lives with his wife in Boise, Idaho.
VP Business Development
Jim earned his medical degree during a seven year career as middle linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49rs. After retiring from the NFL, he obtained his law degree and since then has worked in a variety of entrepreneurial settings from venture backed startups to independent research institutes. He lives in Marin County with his wife Nora.
VP of Product
Rich is CrowdOptic's Vice President of Product and is responsible for product vision, design and development. Rich's career has been focused on building web-based products and applications for the past 12 years. He is an entrepreneur at heart and re-joins his former Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) colleagues at CrowdOptic from Microsoft. Rich lives north of Seattle, WA with his wife and 2 children and enjoys playing hockey.
Danielle is CrowdOptic's Vice President of Marketing and brings with her nearly 15 years experience including marketing positions at Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) and Travelocity. Danielle specializes in marketing breakthrough, emerging technologies. She lives with her husband and two sons in San Mateo County, California.
Sr. Dir. Engineering, Servers
Austin Markus is a software engineer with CrowdOptic. A former member of the Bharosa team (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), he has nearly 15 years of experience creating web applications and has handled everything from writing instructional books on coding technique to building social networking and eCommerce sites. Austin lives in San Francisco and is the proud father of a baby girl.
Sr. Dir. Engineering
Luke Harris oversees analytics and algorithm development for CrowdOptic. He previously served as a lead engineer with Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) and at Oracle he assisted with the integration and development of Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. Luke enjoys building model rockets and lives in the California Inland Empire.
Doug Van Blaricom
Sr. Dir. Engineering, Mobile Devices
Doug performs device-side software engineering for CrowdOptic and served as Technical Manager for ITK USA, a subsidiary of ITK Telecommunications, AG. Doug is a lifelong Bay Area resident, studied at a music conservatory in southern California and played lead guitar in the semi-famous 80's band Robert Seidler.
Jeff performs the roles of Technical Strategist and Evangelist at CrowdOptic. He has over 15 years of technology experience, including engineering positions at NetClerk (BidClerk), and has also co-founded several startups, including LoanHounds (NASDAQ: QNST). Jeff logs over 4,000 miles a year bicycle commuting from his home in Marin county where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
Alex is a software architect with CrowdOptic. Alex is an engineering veteran with over 20 years experience in aerospace, manufacturing, retail and transit systems. Alex is a Bay Area resident who grew up in South America and has traveled much of the world.