David Ferrigno

Chief Executive Officer

For the last 20 years, Dave has been in the C-Suite leading software companies that develop consumer-facing products and technologies for financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies including Sony, Dell, HP, and FIS. He has a proven ability to recognize and successfully navigate the real-world complexities inherent in strategic planning, team building, operations and execution. Dave has developed and implemented business plans at all stages from back-of-the-napkin, to venture capital and private equity for later-stage opportunities. He’s led companies through Big 4 and state audits and been a driving force in scaling many fast-growing companies. David has a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University, where he has volunteered the last 20 years as a local Southern California applicant interviewer for the Admissions Committee and is an active member of the Harvard Varsity Club. Outside the office, he enjoys long-distance motorcycle touring, skiing and hiking.

Chris Butler

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is a big data, distributed systems pioneer that brings vWise 28 years of experience focused on building cross-functional teams that solve complex problems. His teams develop straightforward, data-driven SaaS solutions focused in online marketing, data analytics and financial services. Chris’ major Internet startup experience began when he served as CTO at IPRO, the first web analytics platform. While serving in that role for eight years, Chris became one of the foremost authorities in the online media research industry. As a result, he served on several industry-leading initiatives, boards and committees for the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Web Analytics Association, and Online Publishers Association. In recent roles, Chris completely replaced the technology stack at ReviewBuzz, a reputation management firm, in 9 months. At Ascend he built an online lending system focused around alternative underwriting techniques, which led to its sale in less than 3 years. As a founder at Tumlis, he built the fastest-growing real estate platform based on predictive analytics tools to drive engagement. Chris owns and has applied for several patents over the past 25 years, including recent applications for Lending System with Intelligent Credit Risk Analyses and Servicing Processes (2016), System and Method for Collection and Use of Real Estate (2013), and System and Method for Providing Real Estate Information Systems (2013). Chris holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and a Master of Science from George Washington University.

Brandi Fear

SVP Client Experience

Responsible for the timely development and execution of client projects to guarantee client satisfaction and long-term business relationships, Brandi’s team ensures that vWise is able to deliver quality solutions and services both on time and within budget through effective and efficient use of resources. Supporting clients for the entire lifecycle, Brandi’s team is tasked with understanding client requirements in context of product functionality and collaborating with product and development teams to implement solutions that enhance business outcomes for clients, delivering a world class customer experience. Prior to joining vWise, Brandi was employed by companies such as Vertical Management Systems, Inc., CNA Trust, and Union Bank, N.A., where she successfully created and implemented numerous projects with a diverse focus. Brandi is a graduate of Arizona State University.

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