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CEO: Robert Gryphon

Robert Gryphon Robert Gryphon has 18 years of experience in enterprise application design, development, and management. As co-founder of Octane Software, he was responsible for the company's product vision and the design of its revolutionary multi-channel, hosted CRM software based on Internet technologies. Octane was acquired by E.piphany for a record $3.2 billion.

Prior to Octane, at Scopus Technology Inc., he designed and developed the entire user interface and sections of the data model for the world's first Enterprise CRM suite: Scopus Enterprise (Scopus is now part of Siebel). Earlier, he served in Project Management in Microsoft's ITG group, involved in multi-department Help Desk and other operational system selection and management. He has designed and developed numerous packaged and custom applications using SQL Server, Oracle, dBASE III and FoxPro. Robert has a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.B.A and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University. He has published over 90 articles and a book on software development.

Director: Kira Makagon

Kira Makagon has over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry combined with a strong technical background. Kira was a co-founder, director and SVP of Products at Octane, with the overall responsibility for product development, marketing and strategy. She became the CTO at E.piphany after the merger. Previously, Kira was Vice President of Product Development at Scopus Technology, where as an early employee she saw three generations of product through delivery to market, a successful IPO and a subsequent purchase by Siebel Systems (NASDAQ:SEBL). Earlier, Kira held key positions in several successful high technology companies, with the start of her career being at Ingres Corporation. Kira holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.