Van is a proven Silicon Valley technology executive with over 25 years of operational experience that draws upon his track record leading global marketing transformations, driving to meaningful financial events including IPOs and acquisitions. Van has been at the forefront of B2B technology marketing and brings a unique ability to marry creativity, data, technology and leadership skills to rapidly build brand equity and successfully navigate tech companies through inflection points, accelerating revenue growth and valuation.
Before joining Firebrick, Van was a 5-time CMO and held executive marketing positions at Oracle, WebEx, Riverbed Technology, Sage Business Cloud, Joyent and Persado AI. He has successfully led B2B tech companies through all stages: start-up, scale-up, multiple acquisitions, IPO’s and global.
Van brings an operational experience skill-set with a strategic, global viewpoint to unblock the most challenging marketing problems. He has been a vanguard of advanced marketing operations, land/expand/freemium business models, blended sales channels and building differentiated brands that customers love.
Van is a MBA graduate of The University of Iowa, and has recently moved back stateside to Chicago after a 5 year stint living and working in Europe, based out of Dublin, Ireland.