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Alan Marks

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Principal, Cavu Consulting. Past: Senior Vice President, Product, BIA. Microsoft. PENN & University of Washington grad.

Principal, Cavu Consulting. Past: Senior Vice President, Product, BIA. Microsoft. PENN & University of Washington grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In




Senior Vice President, Product Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA) October 2012 - present
Principal CAVU Consulting, LLC June 2010 - present
Principal Cavudyne June 2010 - December 2012
Vice President, Engineering Limelight Development January 2008 - June 2010
Director, Software Development Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA) October 2006 - December 2007
Program Management Microsoft 1996 - 2006
Producer / Lead Sakson & Taylor 1993 - 1996
Adjunct Faculty University of Washington 1993 - 1996
Information Designer WinWriters 1992 - 1993


University of Washington Technical Communication 1990 - 1992
University of Pennsylvania Psychology 1980 - 1984

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Product
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Software
  • • Leadership
  • • Direction

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Web Development • Testing • Startups • Team Building • Kaizen

Key Accomplishments

Expert and innovative leader of projects and people in software and content. I have practical experience in leading visionary projects in every phase from concept to delivery. My experience ranges from enterprise software to content-centric projects such as ebooks and courseware. I am especially interested in open projects in education.

I specialize in driving change, in moving agendas forward, and in bringing disparate groups together to achieve common goals.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Need advise on a product plan? Need a project kicked off? Need more rigorous development practices?

I can help.

I have managed every aspect of software development from concept to delivery for both consumer and enterprise products. The last six+ years in Enterprise SaaS. Contact me here or at

I look forward to talking.

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Alon Israely
We worked together  •  Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA). University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Consensus-builder; thoughtful; strong work ethic.