Jim Scullion, CEO
Jim Scullion joined Bunchball in May, 2010. Jim has a proven track record of successfully growing early-stage and established businesses to profitability. Prior to joining Bunchball, Jim served as CEO for two other Granite Ventures portfolio companies, DecisionView and Tumbleweed Communications, (where he also served as chairman). Jim also held the positions of CEO and Board member at Comnetix Inc., and has served in a number of executive positions at Identix, including president and COO, board member and CFO.
Rajat Paharia, Founder and Chief Product Officer
Widely recognized as the father of gamification, Rajat Paharia founded Bunchball in 2005. Since then, he has parlayed his unique understanding of technology and design – along with a preternatural ability to recognize patterns – into the creation of a company whose market-defining solutions have helped engage customers and motivate employees at a wide array of companies, including Toyota, Mattel, T-Mobile, Bravo, VMware, ESPN, BOX Technologies and Kimberly Clark. Before founding Bunchball, Rajat had built a technology design career at IDEO, Philips Consumer Electronics, IBM Research and ViewStar. Rajat earned a master’s degree in Computer Science (with a focus on Human Interaction) from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley. Rajat is the also the author of Loyalty 3.0 - How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification.
Jim Cumella, Vice President, Global Sales
Jim Cumella joined Bunchball in June 2012 to lead the Company’s East Coast Sales team. In September, 2012, Jim was promoted to Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to Bunchball, Jim was Vice President of Sales Americas East for iPass, a cloud-based enterprise mobility platform. Before that Jim held various sales leadership roles for Verdasys, Lumigent Technologies, Tumbleweed Communication, AlphaBlox, Red Brick Systems and Information Builders. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Business from Fordham University, with a dual major in information systems and marketing.
Brendan Thomas, Chief Financial Officer
Brendan Thomas joined Bunchball in January, 2007. Previously the Controller, Revenue Accountant and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at DigitalThink, he supported DigitalThink through several rounds of Financing, an IPO, three acquisitions and ultimately an exit transaction. He founded Finance Focus in 2004 to support high-growth startup’s CFO needs. Finance Focus counts among its current and past clients Twitter, Innotas, Postpath, Decisionview, Insideview, Bunchball and AppDynamics.
Gary Chavez, Vice President, Client Services
Gary Chavez joined Bunchball in February 2011. Before joining Bunchball, he worked at Live Nation Entertainment in the Artist Services Division. During that time Gary held several senior positions including executive vice president of digital services, where he was responsible for driving digital media and marketing strategies, as well as client services, for the division. He has also held senior positions at Prophet Brand Strategy and Sony Signatures.
Caroline Japic, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Caroline Japic joined Bunchball in June, 2012. She has more than 20 years experience leading high impact marketing teams for many of Silicon Valley's top brands. At Bunchball, Caroline is focused on increasing brand awareness, thought leadership, and demand generation. Prior to joining Bunchball, Caroline was Vice President of Marketing at Taleo, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation for $1.9B. Before that, she held various marketing leadership roles at Polycom, Hyperion Solutions, Verisign, SGI and Tibco. Caroline was a previous member of the Gartner CMO Council.
Kenneth Jones, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Ken Jones joined Bunchball in September 2010. Prior to Bunchball, Ken spent three years at Cisco in the Media Solutions Group. Ken came to Cisco in February 2007 through the acquisition of his company Five Across, a white label social networking platform responsible for powering the communities of NASCAR.com and NHL.com. Ken was an early pioneer of concepts around user generated content, as it related to brand management and advertising, and the building of passionate online communities.
Joe Fisher, Vice President, Products
Joe joined Bunchball in June 2012. He has more than 20 years of international product leadership leadership experience at enterprise software and enterprise security leaders. Most recently, he was EVP of Worldwide Marketing at Axway, a leading enterprise integration vendor. Prior to Axway, Fisher was senior vice president of product management at Tumbleweed Communications, a secure communications company acquired by Axway. Before that, Joe spent 4 years at Schlumberger/CellNet and held senior product positions at Furukawa Electric and IBM.
Molly Kittle, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Bunchball
Molly Kittle has 4+ years of gamification experience and has helped drive gamification initiatives with Bunchball clients including NBC, Warner Bros., Cisco, Hasbro, USA Network, Adobe, and ABC. In her role as VP Digital Strategy, she provides consultation for how gamification can best be used within the context of client's holistic engagement strategy. From workshops to ongoing engagement optimization, Molly is personally invested in each Bunchball client's success. Molly was recently named one of the “Top 10 Women in Gamification” by Gamification.co. Prior to Bunchball, Molly held roles in Sales and Customer Advocacy at Macrovision and ZeroG Software. Molly has a BFA in Experimental Theatre from NYU, and isn't afraid to use it.