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Meet our advisors

BranchIt is fortunate to have a dedicated board of advisors who have deep experience and expertise in areas critical to the growth and success of our company and our clients.

Mary Ann Davidson

Chief Security Officer, Oracle Corporation

Joe DiNucci
Former Vice President of Business Development & Sales, E.piphany

David Willen
Chief Technology Officer, Barnes & Noble.com

John Scull
Former Chief Executive Officer, Macromind (now Macromedia)

Dr. John Mashey
Former Vice President & Chief Scientist, Silicon Graphics Inc.

Bruce Taub
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, CBS



Mary Ann Davidson
Chief Security Officer, Oracle Corporation

Mary Ann Davidson is the Chief Security Officer at Oracle Corporation, responsible for Oracle product security, as well as security evaluations, assessments and incident handling. She represents Oracle on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Information Security Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), and is a member of the Global Chief Security Officer Council. She was recently named one of Information Security's top five "Women of Vision" and is 2004 Fed100 award recipient from Federal Computer Week. Ms. Davidson has a B.S.M.E. from the University of Virginia and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, during which she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.


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Joe DiNucci
Former Vice President of Business Development & Sales, E.piphany

Mr. DiNucci has an abundance of enterprise software sales experience. He has served as Vice President of Business Development & Sales for E.piphany, a leading supplier of CRM systems. Prior to working at E.piphany, Mr. DiNucci held a number of executive positions at Silicon Graphics, including Vice President of Manufacturing Industry Sales and Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Thereafter, he held the role of Senior Vice President of Sales for both SumTotal Systems and Immersion Corporation. Now, he runs Joseph DiNucci Professional Coaching LLC, a career and life coaching company. Mr. DiNucci also sits on the Board of Directors for the Rand Corporation and Coulomb Technologies Corporation.


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David Willen
Chief Web Architect, Avon Cosmetics

Mr. Willen has extensive experience developing social networking technology. He was Vice President Software Development at the social networking pioneer SixDegrees.com, which was acquired for $125MM by YouthStream Media. Currently, he is the Chief Web Architect for Avon Cosmetics. Mr. Willen previously held the Chief Technology Officer roles for both Barnes & Noble.com and TheStreet.com. Previously, he developed technology solutions for Bloomberg, L.P. and held various technology positions with Dunn & Bradstreet. Mr. Willen also used to sit on the Oracle Customer Advisory Board and currently is a Technical Advisor to Tunecore.


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John Scull
Former Chief Executive Officer, Macromind (now Macromedia)

Mr. Scull has served as the Chief Executive Officer of several successful venture-backed software companies, including Macromind, which merged to form Macromedia, and PF.Magic, later sold to The Learning Company. As an early marketing executive with Apple Computer, he helped launch the Macintosh personal computer and started and grew the company's Desktop Publishing business to over $1 billion in revenue. Most recently, he served as interim Chief Executive Officer, strategic advisor, and active Board member for several software startups in the enterprise software, infrastructure, and digital media areas. Mr. Scull is currently a Managing Director with the early stage VC-firm, Southern Cross Venture Partners.


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Dr. John Mashey
Former Vice President & Chief Scientist, Silicon Graphics Inc.

As the former Vice President & Chief Scientist at Silicon Graphics, and Vice President at MIPS Computer Systems, Dr. Mashey worked on and managed projects in both commercial and technical computing, and helped design the MIPS RISC architecture. He was an active company evangelist who spent 40% of his time with customers, by frequent request from salespeople. He was one of the founders of the SPEC benchmarking group, and was an ACM National Lecturer for 4 years. Additionally, he has given more than 500 public talks on software and hardware. During his 10 years at Bell labs, he was an early UNIX software developer, and later managed UNIX applications built for use in the Bell System. Dr. Mashey is currently a consultant for venture capitalists and sits on advisory boards of startup software and hardware companies.


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Bruce Taub
Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer,
CBS Television Network


Bruce Taub serves as Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer for the CBS Television Network. In this role, he is involved in setting development and financial objectives and helping to identify key operational and strategic issues for CBS Television. Taub oversees the CBS Television Network which includes the Entertainment, Sports and News Divisions, CBS Television Stations Group, King World, CBS Paramount Television and Showtime. Prior to the Viacom split, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations, Viacom and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CBS. He previously was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CBS Television, and before that Vice President, Financial Planning, CBS Television. Taub joined CBS in 1975 as an analyst with the CBS Television Stations Division.



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