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Brian Kathman

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Brian is the CEO of Signal Vine, an engagement technology company that higher education institutions use to text message students. Brian is an entrepreneur with a BS in Marketing from Indiana’s Kelley School of Business and an Executive MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He has deep experience in technology, philanthropy, and high-growth companies. Prior to starting Signal Vine, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy services firm which grew 1000% during his five years. But most of his career has been spent building technology companies from an early stage. In addition to Brian’s entrepreneurial ventures, he has helped grow several early-stage businesses, most notably InphoMatch/Mobile 365 where he established key contracts which became 75% of its revenue. The business was eventually sold to Sybase in 2006 for $430 million.