Dwayne is a dynamic leader with substantial experience in technology driven and high growth organizations. As the former CEO of the Health Data Consortium in Washington DC, the former CEO of InnoCentive Inc. and President of Hoovers (a Dun & Bradstreet Company), Dwayne has a strong history of driving innovation, growth and revenue. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago as well as a BA in Applied Mathematics.
Cisco brings more than 18 years of financial and operational experience to Buzz Points, Inc. Previously, Cisco held various leadership roles at Dell, Inc., Diageo PLC, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Assurant Solutions. He graduated with a Bachelors of Accounting and a Masters in Accounting from Florida International University, an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia.
Stuart comes from Monitise, where he held the role of EVP, Global Head of Product. He was responsible for the Product from an early start up with 30 employees and grew to over 1,500 people. Stuart drove the product roadmap and major partnerships that enabled 2,500% revenue growth over five years. These contributions helped Monitise to be ranked 4 years running as one of Britain's 50 fastest-growing tech companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 from 2011 to 2014.
Will brings a background in technology and marketing to Buzz Points. Previously, he worked at Accenture in the data architecture group and as the Brand/Merchandising manager at Dell, where he was responsible for driving over $800 million in revenue. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he focused on Marketing.
Tom brings significant experience to Buzz Points as a senior sales executive. Most recently, Tom acted as the Executive Vice President of Sales Marketing and Distribution at BancVue, a software retail solutions provider for community financial institutions, based in Austin. He led a new business team of 15 regional vice presidents and was responsible for sales strategy, process development and implementation, including the execution of sales plans to expand the sale of BancVue's portfolio of products and services.
Lydia brings a background in branding, product and database marketing to Buzz Points. Previously, she worked at PGi in the online marketing group and then at Alen Corp where she developed the brand strategy and go-to-market initiatives that drove a 23% YOY revenue increase for the specialty retailer. Lydia received her BA in Business and Economics from Wheaton College in Illinois and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Daisy brings more than 20 years of comprehensive human resources management experience focusing on growth and change in dynamic small, medium and large-sized businesses. Her philosophy is to align the Human Resources strategy with the strategic goals of the organization and promote a culture of innovative, accountable, ethical, and high performing team members.
Jeff is the Managing Partner of KEC Holdings and is considered a technological pioneer and industry leader. Throughout his career he has used distributive technologies to transform industries ranging from electronic trading to financial services and telecommunications. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at Vonage. Also a passionate philanthropist, Jeff and his wife founded the Charles Lafitte Foundation in 1999. CLF focuses on four primary causes: children's advocacy, education, medical research and initiatives, and the arts.
Scott is a Special Advisor to Lead Edge Capital. Scott is also the founder and manager of affiliate Eastern Advisors. With over twenty years of technology investing experience, Scott's focus is on early-stage venture capital. Prior to Eastern Advisors, Scott was a portfolio manager at Kingdon Capital. Scott received an M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International Affairs and a BA in History from Holy Cross College where he was awarded a Watson Fellowship.
David serves as EVP of Analytics & Consumer Insights at MDC Partners. Recognized by several industry organizations for his transformative work on behalf of brands, David was named 2010 Chief Marketer of the Year by CMO Magazine and is a recipient of Loyola University's prestigious Lattanze Award. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Boston College and has a Masters in Technology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Wharton School of Management.
Judith serves as EVP of Product Management for PULSE where she provides strategic direction for new and existing products, directs activities related to PULSE product development and management, and oversees development and implementation of PULSE's network pricing strategy. She has an extensive background in the payments industry, having worked at First Data Corporation for more than nine years in multiple roles, including Product Development and Marketing. Judith hold a BA in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
Daniel is a former U.S. congressman and recently retired as President and CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the leading trade association representing the nation's 9,000 credit unions and credit union leagues in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Florida Atlantic University. He also holds an honorary law degree from Barry University, Florida.
Lloyd serves as Chief Operating Officer of BankAtlantic Bancorp. Prior to joining BankAtlantic, he was Senior EVP and Chief Information Officer for Union Planters Corporation. Lloyd graduated with an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, where he finished first in his class. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo. In 2010, Lloyd graduated from the Harvard Business School's Owners/President/Managers (OPM) program.
Ellie is currently a Senior Associate at Greycroft Partners, a digital media VC in NYC and LA. She is also a cofounder of Venturing Hoyas, an organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship at Georgetown University. Ellie began her career in growth equity investing at Summit Partners in Boston. Since then, she has spent time at Cisco Systems, Inc., DN Capital and Lowercase Capital. She received an MBA at Harvard Business School, focusing on digital media, technology, and investing.
JP is a member of the Corporate Development team at KEC Holdings where his responsibilities span the entire spectrum of KEC Holdings' investment activities. Prior to KEC, JP was an Associate at Z Capital Partners, a distressed-for-control private equity firm. JP began his career as an Analyst at Citigroup and earned a BBA in Finance with distinction from Texas Christian University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
Buzz Points has built strategic alliances with the following organizations to create greater value and integration opportunities for community banks and credit unions.