Dave leads innovation and research for MATRIXX. An engineer at heart, he works closely with the technical teams to push the boundaries of emerging technology for the benefit of MATRIXX customers and partners.
In Dave’s early career, he co-founded Portal Software in 1994, creating the first real-time billing and revenue management solution for internet and communications service providers. As CTO, he led the architectural design and product strategy of the company. After stepping into the CEO role in 2004, he successfully sold the company to Oracle in 2006. Dave then served as CTO of Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit until February 2008. He started his career at Sun Microsystems working for eight years in the UNIX Operating Systems group.
He holds bachelors and master’s degrees in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has been issued over 17 patents across real-time transaction processing and database technologies. Outside of work, Dave owns a modern American restaurant in California, and is a passionate oenophile.