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Dick Dawson

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Sales Director, Promoboxx. Previously Oracle 13 years. Multiple start-up survivor.

Sales Director, Promoboxx. Previously Oracle 13 years. Multiple start-up survivor.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Enterprise Sales
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Lumiere
Oracle
jwplayer
Promoboxx

Positions

Enterprise Sales Director Promoboxx March 2015 - present
VP Presales + Client Engineering JW Player December 2013 - January 2015
Sales Director Penguin Computing August 2007 - September 2008
Technical Sales Manager SGI / Rackable Systems April 2004 - July 2007
Global Business Development Manager - Many others Oracle Corporation September 1989 - September 2001
Business Development Manager Azurn Networks 2000 - 2001
Support Manager - Medical Student Albert Einstein Medical Center 1994 - 1997
Senior Consultant Andersen Consulting September 1987 - September 1989
Culinary Entepreneur Area Four January 1988 - January 1988

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York Computer Science 1983 - 1987
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts 2008 - 2009
Oyster River High School Generalist 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Technical manager
  • • B2B sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • On-Demand

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Enterprise software • Cloud Computing • Product Marketing • salesforce.com

Key Accomplishments

I'm intensely curious about most all things. I have a passion for learning and then relating pieces together that helps the companies I've worked with to expand and improve some processes. When I "get" the concept, I learn to love it, live it and how to tell people about it in a way that is relatable and accessible. I've seen the good and bad across a couple of different industries and think that's useful in having perspective on people and process.

I'm also a great presenter once I understand and embrace a concept. You want me in front of people who are thinking about your product.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Consultatively and then as a member.

As an Advisor

Bouncing ideas, presenting and listening to feedback.

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Janet Comenos
We worked together  •  SVP of Sales, Promoboxx. Previously VP of Strategic Accounts, Promoboxx. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Dick is one of the most intelligent startup folks I have worked with. He has a knack for tackling complex selling situations, and his empath ... y makes him a successful seller and a trusted colleague.

Janet Comenos
We worked together  •  SVP of Sales, Promoboxx. Previously VP of Strategic Accounts, Promoboxx. University of Pennsylvania grad.
I've worked with Janet across two companies and have found her to be a tireless, focused and passionate sales person driven for success of h ... erself and those around her. She makes you want to work hard, stay focused on the goal, and to be as passionate about the company and the sale as she is. As an entrepreneur, one must have and retain the faith of the project - believe in it completely. I have no doubt that her focus and passion will serve her well as she creates her own project.