Dave Powell

Dave Powell

CEO at ProHockey Vision

Austin, Texas Area
Computer Software

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Dave Powell's Summary

High Impact and Driven Sales and Marketing Executive - Taking Diverse Technologies to Enterprises Large and Small.

Performance Areas: Mobile Marketing, Business Acceleration, Market Expansion, Global Expansion, New-market Entry, Future Technology

Professional Dashboard
• 25+ years – Technology Marketing
• 21+ years – Business Leadership
• 20+ years – Customer Presentations
• 18 years – P&L Management
• 15 years - Investor presentations
• 15 years – Database
• 14 years – Business Development
• 12 years – Mergers and Acquisitions
• 10 years – Channel Creation and Management
• 8 years – Raising Capital
• 6 years – Mobile
• 3 years – Turnarounds

Done business in:
USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Australia, China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, RSA

• Managed $120 MM business unit
• Grew a $50 MM business unit, 2x nearest competitor
• Raised >$11.5 MM venture capital
• Co-founded SMS marketing company
• Built profitable business units for multiple companies
• Closed huge enterprise deals in US, Europe, Australia and Hong Kong
• Closed major partnerships with IBM, Sun and Fujitsu
• Closed channel partnerships with Accenture, BearingPoint, EDS and WiPro
• M&A - acquired 8 business, spun out 5
• Managed global sales, marketing and development teams


• Helping customers understand the business benefits of new and diverse technology solutions
• Mobile Marketing
• Big Data and Cloud Computing
• Business acceleration
• Global expansion
• Strategic alliances
• Channel partnerships
• Market analysis
• Product definition
• Fund raising
• Team building and leadership

Dave Powell's Experience

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

September 2004Present (10 years 2 months) Austin, TX

Consulting services for technology companies. (www.sandoaks.com)
- Confidential - created custom portal for partners and customers
- Assurance Storage - relaunched the companies software solution, focused on solid-state storage (SSD and PCIe), built strategic partnerships (Intel, Fujitsu, Hitachi, AIC, Sanmina-Newisys), built regional VAR channel.
- Mutual Mobile - defined and implemented sales strategy for enterprise accounts. Created enterprise sales team.
- Cressida Technology - set up US sales operations
- Automation Consultants - raised capital for a cloud computing initiative
- M&A - New Jersey company acquired a UK company
- Built channel strategy for Dallas-based start-up.
- Engaged with IBM, Teradata, HP and Hyperformix
- Structured reseller agreements for US and German-based companies.
- Set up VAR and resellers for a Dallas based security company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Sports industry

November 2012Present (2 years) Austin, Texas Area

Pro Hockey Vision provides a “Venue Within A Venue” for advertisers to serve the sports fan wherever sports are watched, listened to, discussed, debated, read about or played. Our application provides near real-time statistics, fan polls, and a program named Arena Chat, similar to a blog that connects fans with each other in or outside the arena. We cultivate community. We enhance the fan experience.

Pro Hockey Vision provides professional-grade statistical software to teams and leagues throughout North America and European professional hockey leagues. The product suite is a set of web-based software applications that measure team and player performance metrics in professional ice hockey.

The products are segregated into unique measurement constructs that focus on specific aspects of the game.

Profession hockey team and player measurement software and fan experience social media solutions.

Founding Board Member

National Crowdfunding Association

March 2012December 2012 (10 months)

The National Crowdfunding Association is dedicated to the successful implementation of the 2012 JOBS Act, which opens up crowdfunding as a source of raising capital, as well as the ability to promote investment opportunities and lessens the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements for growth companies.

CEO and Co-Founder


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2006September 2009 (3 years 9 months) Austin, TX

- Co-founded SMS mobile marketing company
- Established partnerships with key portals on a global basis
- Built robust subscriber and advertiser platform

VP Business Development

MessageOne (acquired by Dell)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DELL; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2005December 2005 (6 months) Austin, TX

Established and managed strategic relationships with IronMountain, IBM, SunGard and RIM

President & CEO

Greenplum (acquired by EMC)

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Computer Software industry

December 2001September 2004 (2 years 10 months) Los Angeles, CA

- Turned the company around - exceeding investor expectations:
- Closed a $2.5 MM deal with AOL
- Closed a $1 MM deal with AT&T
- Closed deals at DreamWorks and E! Entertainment
- Raised an $8 MM round to fund expansion
- Raised a $3.75 MM round to fund working capital and acquisitions

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2001December 2001 (6 months) Los Angeles, CA

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2000June 2001 (8 months) Los Angeles, CA

VP Marketing and Co-founder

Group Intelligence

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2000November 2000 (11 months) Los Angeles, CA

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

January 1988January 2000 (12 years 1 month) Los Angeles, CA

- Established and grew Candle’s middleware (WebSphere MQ) management business from its inception to $50 MM, with a position of market dominance with 55% market share, a 4:1 ratio in customers and a 3:1 ration in revenues over the competitors.
Managed $120 MM business unit.
- Multiple acquisitions including Aurora Systems, Apertus Technologies and PowerQ, Level 8 Systems, AMSYS, JCL Informatiquè, Somerset Ltd.
- Bundled a free version of its solutions together with IBM’s MQSeries product - one of the first successful freemium business models.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSC; Information Technology and Services industry

February 1981December 1987 (6 years 11 months) Los Angeles, CA

Systems Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

February 1979January 1981 (2 years) London, United Kingdom

Dave Powell's Projects

  • Pro Hockey Connection

    • April 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Dave Powell

    Connecting elite hockey players with the professionals. Providing an easy system for players to be seen by nationwide coaches, scouts and recruiters.

  • Pro Hockey Vision Real-time Analytics

    • January 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Dave Powell

    Providing team officials, league officials, players and media with real-time hockey game analytics. A number of teams have changed the way the players that take their face offs based upon the success so far in the game.

Dave Powell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Mobile Marketing
  2. SMS
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. Enterprise Software
  5. Go-to-market Strategy
  6. Crowdfunding
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Consultancy
  10. Storage Solutions
  11. Start-ups
  12. Mergers
  13. Digital Marketing
  14. Strategic Partnerships
  15. Mergers & Acquisitions
  16. Product Marketing
  17. Mobile Applications
  18. Competitive Analysis
  19. Venture Capital
  20. Business Development
  21. Management
  22. Analytics
  23. Business Alliances
  24. Strategy
  25. Management Consulting
  26. Product Management
  27. Marketing
  28. Marketing Strategy
  29. Lead Generation
  30. SaaS
  31. Professional Services
  32. Mobile Devices
  33. Product Development
  34. Leadership
  35. Online Marketing
  36. Sales
  37. Business Strategy
  38. Real-time Analytics
  39. Big Data
  40. Business Resilience
  41. E-commerce
  42. Mobile Technology
  43. Market Analysis
  44. Solution Selling
  45. CRM
  46. Strategic Alliances
  47. Executive Management
  48. Corporate Development
  49. Demand Generation
  50. B2B Marketing

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Dave Powell's Education

Center for Creative Leadership

Leadership Development Program


University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Science (BS), Economics

January 1976December 1978

Marketing Warfare College

Marketing Warfare


Stanford University

Market Strategy for Technology Based Companies


Dave Powell's Additional Information


Global expansion Strategic relationships Sales channels Business funding Mobile technology Business deals

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