Mr. Bravman is an entrepreneurial leader with over 37 years functional, general management, and board level experience in technology companies ranging in scale from start-up to global S&P 500 public companies, and across the growth stages in between.
Mr. Bravman formed Coastal Ventures in 2004, and serves as its principal partner, providing strategic consulting and board services to the executive management of emerging and early stage technology companies, and to their investors.
He is currently in an extended client engagement, serving in the role of Chief Strategy Officer of Affinity Solutions, the industry leader in precision marketing platform solutions.
Prior to taking on the Affinity Solutions assignment, Mr. Bravman served as President and CEO of Pivot3, a venture-backed supplier of converged storage / compute appliances, as Vice President, Corporate Development and CMO for NCR, and as Chairman and CEO of Intelleflex Corporation, a provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for cold chain and asset management.
Mr. Bravman spent the first 25 years of his career in a variety of roles at Symbol Technologies (recently acquired by Zebra Systems). He joined in 1978 as its fifth employee, held numerous positions with increasing responsibilities, and most recently served as the company's vice chairman and CEO.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.