We are Blazent

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Dave Knox / Chief Executive Officer

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Dave joins Blazent with nearly 20 years of experience serving in C-level roles at software companies including YottaMark, Prommis Solutions, and DataWave. In his role as CEO, Dave is responsible for corporate development strategy and execution for the company’s data quality management software, focused on meeting enterprise customer demand for advanced solutions that mitigate business risk and accelerate big data initiatives. Prior to his position at Blazent, Dave served as the Chief Operating Officer at YottaMark where he led the security startup’s strategic alliances and operations. During his tenure as COO of Prommis Solutions, a provider of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and loss mitigation processing services, Dave oversaw the alignment of sales, marketing, operations and IT to accelerate the goals of the business. Dave also held several C-level leadership roles at industry leading software companies including, MedBill Management, a medical billing and practice management company, and InComm/DataWave, a financial services provider specializing in the integration of retail point-of- sale systems. Prior to his professional career Knox served in and received his education at the prestigious US Army 82nd Airborne Division.

Dan Weinblatt

Dan Weinblatt / Chief Financial Officer

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Dan joined Blazent in 2017 and brings with him over twenty-five years of financial management experience at several privately held and public companies. Prior to joining Blazent, he was Vice President of Finance for YottaMark, CFO for Prommis Solutions and DVDPlay, Vice President and Corporate Controller for LGC Wireless and Omneon Video Networks and Corporate Controller for Micro Linear.  In these roles, Dan helped drive fund raising efforts, establishment of credit facilities and M&A activities.

Mr. Weinblatt holds a CPA from New York and holds a current California Bar license. He received his BS in Accounting from the State University of New York, Binghamton and a JD from Santa Clara University’s School of Law. He is an active member of the Financial Executives International (FEI).

Dan Ortega

Dan Ortega / VP of Marketing

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As Vice President of Marketing, Dan is responsible for all facets of Marketing for Blazent. Dan brings over 25 years of experience as both a senior executive with multiple Fortune 500 technology companies, including Sun Microsystems, SAP, and BMC, as well as extensive experience as a VP of Marketing for a series of successful start-ups such as Metacode Technologies and Astoria Software. Dan’s focus includes Product Marketing, Marketing Communications, Field and Corporate Marketing, and Channel Marketing. Dan graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and lives in Berkeley. Outside of work, he spends most of his time trying to keep up with his son and getting walloped by his wife in tennis.

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Michael Ludwig / Chief Product Architect

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Michael brings 30 years of IT leadership experience to Blazent. He has held executive level Operational, Service Management, and Software Development roles in several industry verticals including Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defense and Education. As the Chief Product Architect, he is driven by providing forward looking products that solve real world customer problems. Michael is a graduate of Michigan State University and maintains very strong ties to his alma mater as well as, his belief in lifelong learning. When not designing new product solutions Michael keeps busy writing music, reading, traveling and working on his golf game.

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Mike Marson / VP of Engineering

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As Vice President of Engineering, Mike is responsible for driving the engineering efforts and shaping and implementing the product vision at Blazent. He brings 20 years of software engineering leadership experience, enabling focused teams to deliver leading edge software products. Prior to joining Blazent, Mike was lead architect at Federal APD. Mike graduated with a MS in Computer and Information Science from the University of Michigan – Dearborn after obtaining a BS in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University. Outside work, he enjoys spending time camping with his family and playing baseball with his kids.

Board of Directors 

Charlie Piper

Blazent Board Member Detailed Bio

Matt Miller

Managing Director Detailed Bio | Walden Venture Capital

Roy Thiele-Sardiña

Managing Partner Detailed Bio | HighBAR Ventures

Lawrence Wong

Vice President of Hewlett-Packard’s Converged Datacenter Infrastructure Business Unit

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