Brandon brings over a decade of mobile and digital experience to the table. Brandon has been a pioneer in the mobile space starting with his research and business development roles at Airborne Mobile in 2005, one of Canada’s first mobile startups. There he negotiated with large international brands such as the NFL, NHL, FOX, Family Guy and Maxim.
In 2010 he was recruited to help create the mobile department at Manwin, one of the largest adult entertainment companies in the world. Brandon’s role was to build and guide a team of designers, programmers and analysts to create profitable and robust mobile sites. Brandon helped build a team of over 45 people and ramp up traffic to over 20 million daily visits as well as manage million dollar revenue streams and product budgets. It was at Manwin where Brandon was able to hone his skills in gathering big data and acting on it.
After close to five years in the adult industry Brandon wanted a new challenge and was offered the VP Mobile position at Breather. Breather raised 1.5 million in its seed round from Real Ventures amongst others. Brandon’s role at Breather is to help build the team, help create the overall strategy as well as create the digital experience across iOS, web and Android.
6:30 Networking And Snacks 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking And Drinks
Hosted By Franco Varriano, Startup Grind Ottawa Director
Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place. He's currently leading content and growth with Guides.co, the online destination for interactive and helpful guides. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @francovarriano
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