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Team

KIA BEHNIA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kia Behnia is a industry veteran with over 20 years of executive experience in private and public high tech companies. Most recently, as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, he was responsible for leading BMC’s technology and solution strategy for all products including social enterprise, mobility management and cloud computing management. He came to BMC via the acquisition of Marimba Inc. where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Marimba, he served as a senior member of the technical team for Tivoli Systems Inc., which was acquired by IBM.

ANDREW COHEN

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

Andrew Cohen combines vision and strategic leadership with a rich background in innovative technology solutions. Over the last 12 years, he has taken on startup leadership roles in enterprise sales, strategy services and first customer product releases. He has 10 years of leading-edge R&D in mobile work, collaboration and product design, with multiple patents, presentations and publications to his name. Companies he has worked with include Kanisa, Knova, Kana Communications and IBM Research.

JONATHAN KAPLAN

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Jonathan Kaplan, a technical leader who understands the corporate IT environment, has eight years of experience implementing real-time collaboration systems. He was the original software architect of Open Wonderland project, a Java open source toolkit for creating collaborative 3D virtual worlds. He has six years of collaboration-focused research, during which he developed and deployed multiple systems and received multiple patents. Companies he has worked with include Sun Labs and WonderBuilders.

MARCO BUSSADORI

SVP, WW SALES & MARKETING

Prior to joining Powwow Mobile, Marco Bussadori was the general manager for the Remedyforce SaaS business unit at BMC software, driving consistent double digit revenue growth. Prior to BMC, Bussadori had a career spanning 20+ years holding senior leadership positions building direct, channel and strategic alliance sales organizations across North America and Europe for successful growth companies such as Tivoli, NetIQ, Marimba, Microsoft, Configuresoft, Opsware and BigFix. Startup ventures were acquired by the likes of IBM, VMWare, and BMC. Bussadori entered the profession after graduating from Middlesex University of London, UK with an Honor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computer Science.

RAVINDER BRAICH

VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

As VP of Product, Ravinder Braich brings 15 years of product and technical sales experience in both startups and public companies to PowWow Mobile. Previously, he was at Citrix Systems (via Net6 acquisition) as the Senior Director of Product Management as well as Director of Solutions Engineering. Prior to Citrix, he held sales engineering roles at Octane which was acquired by Epiphany and Intrepid which was acquired by PeopleSoft. Ravinder was also on the board of advisors at Vivu Inc. which was acquired by Polycom.

Board Members

DAVE SCHWAB

CHAIRMAN / INVESTOR

Dave Schwab, a managing director of both Sierra Ventures and Vertical Venture Partners, has years of experience growing businesses not just as an investor, but as an entrepreneur, engineer, and sales and marketing professional.

JULIEN NGUYEN

BOARD MEMBER / INVESTOR

Julien Nguyen founded four startups and became a venture capitalist by first founding Applied Materials Ventures. He is currently investing with NanoDimension.

PRABHU GOEL

BOARD MEMBER / INVESTOR

Prabhu Goel is founder and CEO of Gateway Design Automation, which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems, and has invested in many private ventures including Rightworks, Exodus, Versata, Synplicity and Everest Design.

Investors