|Queen's University, BSc.||1986|
Dave Longbottom is the board member at Openera.
Dave is a customer-focused executive with over 25 years’ of technology management experience. Now Principal at Hot Towel Strategies, Dave is helping a number of companies grow and develop, as an investor and active advisor.
Beyond T-Base, this includes Therapeutic Monitoring Systems (board member and interim-CEO), and Openera Ventures (advisor).Previous board roles include GridIron Software (Chairman), Zeligsoft (Chairman), Thyme and Again Creative Catering, among others.
Dave studied electrical engineering and holds a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University and holds a US technology patent for fault tolerant networking.His most recent operating role was as President and CEO of Chrysalis-ITS, where he successfully turned around the failing security appliance maker, attracting an acquisition by Rainbow/Safenet (NASDAQ:SFNT) in late 2003.
Prior to joining Chrysalis, he helped SpeechFront, a speech recognition application company, raise financing and develop their go-to-market strategy resulting in an acquisition offer from Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN) after only 6 months of operation. Between 1995 and 2000, Dave helped to build and grow ObjecTime, a leader in advanced software development tools, serving first as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, and ultimately COO.
ObjecTime completed a successful combination with market gorilla Rational Software (NASDAQ: RATL, now IBM) in early 2000. Prior to this, he held positions of increasing scope and responsibility at BNR/Nortel across a range of functions including software development, product management, marketing and sales.