I'm the founder and CEO of Conversy, a startup that is supercharging sales and support channels by using AI-powered conversation bots to proactively engage customers at every stage of the sales funnel. Before establishing Conversy, I founded a number of ventures.
I established Pulpstream in 2013. But prior to that, I was CEO of LongJump, one of the first platform-as-a-service offerings. LongJump was acquired by Software AG for $35 million under my guidance. Subsequently, I led Software AG’s cloud initiatives as GM of Agile Apps.
I was also a key architect at Hewlett-Packard, where I guided a team that built a CRM for the company’s Home Products division. The solution was implemented in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The expertise I gained there laid the foundation for my first startup, which was called Relationals. The startup provided an on-demand CRM platform that integrated customer information with an automated sales process within a scalable platform. I built upon that concept to build LongJump.
I was also a key software architect for an internet security startup in Silicon Valley called Internet Devices. The company focused on web-based, centralized data policy management. It was acquired by Alcatel for $180 million. Afterward, I developed software for Jareva Technologies, an innovator in automated server provisioning. The company was acquired by the Veritas software corporation in 2003.
Today, I hold 2 patents in object modeling for network policy management, as well as policy-based network architecture. My business-critical solutions are in use by some of the world’s largest enterprises including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Software AG and AT&T.