The AssetNation Leadership Team
Dave Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, comes from DELL where he was previously responsible for inbound supply chain strategy, supply chain services, and a global sourcing organization that managed $45 billion in online commerce. Prior to joining Dell he was the Vice President of Global Sourcing Services for Ariba-FreeMarkets where he led teams in Asia, Europe, and the Americas executing $35 billion of online auctions. A former Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and technical engineer, Mr. Dawson is an accomplished international executive with more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in a variety of global organizations.
Chris Connell, President and Chief Commercial Officer - Prior to joining AssetNation, Connell served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Co-eXprise; an emerging and fast growing Software as a Service (SaaS) company focused on cost management solutions. Prior to Co-eXprise, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SEEC (acquired by Polaris Software) where he led the launch of the company’s award winning claims management solutions for the insurance industry. Prior to SEEC, Connell was Vice President of Global Account Management for Ariba-FreeMarkets where he had global commercial responsibility for the company’s diversified manufacturing clients. A former officer in the United States Marine Corps, Connell is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of executive experience in a variety of commercial roles.
Shane Whittington, Chief Financial Officer, comes from Dal-Tile Corporation where he led the company's market research and analysis efforts including market definition, competitive profiling, and strategy development. He also managed the financial reporting and analysis for five business teams representing approximately $850 million in revenue. Prior to Dal-Tile, Shane spent three years at Doherty Capital, Inc., a Bay Area investment company specializing in start-up medical device opportunities. He reviewed business plans, developed financial forecasts, and negotiated and executed capital requirements for their portfolio companies. In addition, he managed the financial operations for several ventures including the merger with a publicly traded dental laser company. Shane received his BBA from Southern Methodist University.
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