Bill has a 20+ year track record of value creation. He has built two businesses from very early stage through maturity. Bill was most recently President of Air2Web, Inc., a leading mobile marketing software-as-service business. With top enterprise and network operators as customers, Air2Web delivered over a billion text messages to consumers each year.
Prior to Air2Web, Bill was Director of Product Management for all of Nokia’s enterprise software. He was instrumental in the development of a breakthrough project at Nokia, which led to part of the Ovi initiative in Nokia, as well as the Nokia E71 phone. Bill was one of the top two executives leading Intellisync’s sale to Nokia. At Intellisync, he was the VP of Products running a varied portfolio of mobile software products sold to enterprise, carrier and consumer segments
Prior to Synchrologic/Intellisync/Nokia, Bill ran global product management and user interface design for Lotus/IBM’s suite of desktop applications. He was a pioneer in Windows applications at Samna Corporation, where he led the team building Ami Pro, the first Windows word processor.
Bill loves rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs, coaching kid's soccer and basketball, learning about all the different awesome collections that are out there, and seeing the happy faces of his customers.
He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia (Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Rice University. Bill holds several software design patents and is a frequent industry spokesman.
Steve Bachman has thirty years’ experience in sales, marketing, operations, and corporate management in the technology industry with startup and fast growth technology products and service companies. Experience includes a successful track record with self-funded and venture capital funded businesses, with multiple successes in creating shareholder value through profitable company growth and sale of businesses to McAfee, NetIQ, Computer Associates, and others.
Steve is an avid tennis player, an Atlanta serial mentor of high tech companies, and a model train collector in remission.
Steve holds a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Rochester.
Chris Barber is a digital/social marketing professional, especially focused at community outreach and engagement. He manages all Community Management within CollectorDASH communities and makes sure the DASH story resonates with the different passionate collector communities. Prior to joining CollectorDASH, Chris ran marketing for FiPath, an online financial planning software-as-a-service company. An avid runner, Chris founded and ran SeriousRunning.com. He built that community-oriented site to be the highest trafficked running site on the web. Prior to entering the business world, Chris served in the U.S. Army as a Platoon Leader in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Chris holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Emory University.
Community Manager, Collector-ActionFigures
Corey has been in the action figure and internet industry since 2008. He worked as a marketing associate for Past Generation Toys where he wrote daily marketing copy for product launches, sales, and special offers, in addition to creating content for social media campaigns. He also launched his own action figure website, Articulated Discussion, which he grew to 100K visitors a month. He maintained a team of contributors, interacted with industry pros, and developed an active comment community, averaging over 200 verbal site interactions a day. As a leading expert in the industry, he’s also the topic guide for About.com Action Figures. He has no official super powers, but is really good at table tennis and below average yodeling.
Corey holds a B.A. from the Southern Illinois University and is currently working toward M.S. in Applied Psychology.
VP Product Development & Operations
Chip Standifer is a 20+ year veteran in software development and operations. Over the past 10 years, he has served as the senior development manager and lead for several software companies. Chip has a deep understanding across a number of technical disciplines, ranging from web site development and operations to embedded mobile technologies. Through the years, Chip has delivered rock solid, scalable products to a variety of enterprise and government customers.
Chip is on the board of the Atlanta Photography Group and has a special place in his heart for plastic watches (he loves his PeeWee Herman watch!), postcards, and stereoptican pictures.
Chip holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.