Dana R. Brown

Dana is a 20-year technology industry veteran with expertise in corporate and product strategy, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. Prior to founding The Octane Group, Dana served as Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer for Ignite Technologies, the leading developer of content delivery solutions for the enterprise.  At Ignite, Dana was responsible for overall market strategy, product positioning and messaging, and strategic alliances.  Prior to Ignite, Dana was President and Chief Executive Officer, at Ipsum Networks, a privately held company that developed route analytics solutions to optimize IP traffic within corporate enterprise and telecommunication networks.  Dana led Ipsum to be positioned as Cisco’s preferred partner for routing analytics.  During her tenure at both Ignite and Ipsum, Dana was instrumental in positioning the companies for equity capital rounds.

Prior to Ipsum Networks, Dana co-founded MetaSolv Software, a global, market leader software and services company focused on the world’s largest telecommunications providers.  In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Dana launched strategic partnerships with worldwide consulting firms, including Accenture, Ernst & Young and KPMG for worldwide implementations.  MetaSolv completed a successful IPO with market cap of $4B and went on to acquire multiple technology companies to accelerate growth.  Ultimately MetaSolv was acquired by Oracle and its solution continues to be a market leader in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to co-founding MetaSolv, Dana was director of product management for Texas Instruments’ Advanced Information Management division where she was responsible for identification of vertical markets for commercialization of applications built on the company’s Information Engineering Facility(TM) platform.  Prior to joining Texas Instruments, Dana was a management information systems consultant with Arthur Andersen.  Dana currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Tocqueville Society of United Way.

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