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Verb Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc. is rapidly emerging as the market leader in sales and marketing applications utilizing its proprietary interactive video data collection and analysis technology. Following its successful acquisition of Utah-based Sound Concepts, the leading provider of digital tech-based marketing and customer relationship management applications for the direct sales, network marketing and affiliate marketing industries, the newly combined company provides next-generation customer relationship management (“CRM”), lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG. The Company’s proprietary and patent-pending technology produces real-time, measurable results with customers reporting greater than 600% increases in conversion rates. The Company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) products are cloud-based, accessible on all mobile and desktop devices, and are available by subscription for individual and enterprise users. The Company’s technology is integrated into popular ERP, CRM, and marketing platforms, including Oracle NetSuite, Adobe Marketo, and integrations into Salesforce.com, Odoo, and Microsoft, among others, are underway.
Rory J. Cutaia
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Rory J. Cutaia began his career as an attorney at a major NYC law firm, representing world renowned entrepreneurs. With that background, Mr. Cutaia left the practice of law and set out to change the landscape of the telecom industry through a tech company start-up he founded called Telx. Telx went on to become the internationally recognized leader in the data center sector and still the de facto standard by which the world’s telecom carriers interconnect with one another.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Clayborne is Chief Financial Officer at VERB. Mr. Clayborne is an experienced finance professional with a proven record of driving growth and profit for both Fortune 100 as well as start-up companies. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of strategy, finance, business development, negotiation, and accounting.
Senior Director of Product Development
Mr. Thomas has extensive engineering, technology, programming, and software development experience, and a proven track record of innovation and building for scale. Mr. Thomas’ background includes: Architect, designer and coder of MySpace, where he built the platform that accommodated rapid global growth for tens of millions of users; Co-Founder, architect, and CTO of Lifespeed, Inc.,...
Chief Strategy Officer
Tal is a creative, energetic, and seasoned business leader with broad-based technology experience. Prior to joining VERB as Chief Strategy Officer, and during the period December 2013 through March 2019, Mr. Golan held senior executive level positions at Salesforce.com. During the period February 2017 through March 2019, Mr. Golan was COO - Success Cloud Product and Innovation at Salesforce.com, where he collaborated with leaders of the world’s largest enterprises to help them to navigate the complexities of continuous transformational change.
Denise Butler has over 12 years of experience as a business owner, manager, and consultant. After graduating from the University of Montana with degrees in chemistry and nursing, she went on to work in the healthcare field as a nurse and a hospital business consultant for patient/outpatient programs at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Simultaneously, Denise founded, grew, and operated her own businesses, coordinated events for large non-profit organizations, and managed social media and successful marketing campaigns for several music artists and corporations.
VP Business Development
Dennis McMurray has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investment advisor, and finance expert. Before joining Verb, he served as the Founder and Senior Vice President of Investments for Bridge Wealth Management Group, a comprehensive financial services firm that helps individuals, foundations, and corporations improve their financial health. Simultaneously, he co-founded the mobile application 2Truths and a Lie, and was instrumental to its success by creating marketing initiatives, fielding brand awareness, and initiating gamification optimizations for the platform.
Technical Sales Coordinator
Before relocating to L.A. to come work for nFusz, Alan earned his B.A. with honors from Montana State University. He cumulatively has over 4 years of experience working in sales and management across several different industries. Weighing his options when settling into a career, Alan’s entrepreneurial mindset got the better of him, driving him to become a part of the nFusz Team.
David Butler has over 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry. Prior to starting his own company, David traveled with ‘The Panther’, Prairie View A&M University’s student publication, and reported for various partnering outlets as Editor of many sections of the paper. David’s versatility in many skill sets has allowed him to create a large catalog of film, design, photography content and multiple awards alongside Shawn Welling (Welling Films) at yearly Worldfest Film Festivals.
Mitch is a seasoned video and television producer with over 12 years of experience creating, packaging and selling content. He launched his career after interning at CBS Sports when he began directing and producing for boxing promoter Dan Goossen at Goossen Tutor Promotions and Showtime Sports. He was later instrumental in the development of Libertarian Ron Paul’s online news network, “The Ron Paul Channel.” He worked with a small team to develop, produce, package, and sell political firebrand and former governor of Minnesota, Jesse "the Body" Ventura’s online news series, "Jesse Ventura, Off the Grid,” which was acquired by national broadcast network RT America.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Gina has 20 years of administrative experience with a broad knowledge of various industries, including finance, advertising, and public relations. She started her career working as an executive assistant in the financial services industry. She worked for such companies as Bear Stearns, Drexel Burnham Lambert, and PaineWebber. In 1991 Gina secured a Series 7 & 63 license in order to effectively support her team of financial advisers in trading and client relations. In 1996 Gina was hired by Initiative, one of the world’s largest media, communications companies., as the executive assistant to the SVP, Director of Communications.
Board of Directors
Lead Director | Compensation Committee Chair
James P. Geiskopf became a director of VERB in May 2014, and serves as an independent director, as well as the Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations. Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield California until 2007...
Kenneth S. Cragun
Board of Directors | Audit Committee Chair
Ken Cragun joined our Board of Directors on September 10, 2018. He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Compensation, Governance, and Nominating Committees. Mr. Cragun has more than 30 years of finance experience, leading major financing transactions, including IPOs, acquisitions, executing integration strategies, and building teams in more than 20 countries. His area of focus has been in the technology and digital marketing sectors, including SaaS model software companies, with CFO experience in multi-national businesses of up to $600 million in annual revenue...
Honorable Phillip J. Bond
Board of Directors | Governance & Nominating Committee Chair
Phil Bond is President of Government Relations at D.C. consulting firm, Potomac International Partners, Inc. Mr. Bond is the former Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology, a position he held from 2001 to 2005. He also served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans during the period 2002 to 2003. In his dual role, Mr. Bond worked to advance America’s technological leadership at home and around the world.
Advisory Board Member
Mr. DuBois served as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft from May 2013 through September 2017, where he was responsible for building, securing, and running Microsoft’s internal systems. During his 25-year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. DuBois also led Microsoft’s application, infrastructure, and security teams. He is also the author
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Watkins is a senior strategic financial executive and CFO with extensive successful experience in SaaS, high-growth, private equity-backed, and venture-backed companies, as well as in the development and execution of successful roll-up strategies. His background also includes extensive M&A and corporate development work at four public companies, including new investment and portfolio company work at a private equity fund.
Advisory Board Member
is a creative, energetic, and seasoned business leader with broad-based technology experience. Mr. Golan is Sr. Director - Success Cloud Product and Innovation at Salesforce.com, where he collaborates with leaders of the world’s largest enterprises to help them to navigate the complexities of continuous transformational change.
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Jaffe has created over $1 billion in shareholder value during his roles as both a CEO and a board member at numerous public companies where he conceived and executed successful growth strategies. His notable roles and accomplishments include: CEO, PictureTel (PCTL), a NASDAQ-listed video-conferencing company; CEO, Oxford Media (OXMI), where Mr. Jaffe’s growth initiatives resulted in Oxford Media becoming the second largest video on-demand provider;...
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Reddy is a senior finance professional with over 18 years experience in M&A finance and corporate development. He is currently Managing Director at a top 20 Fortune 500 global investment bank where he has been for the past 15 years. Mr. Reddy is also an active venture investor and is currently invested in over 15 unique private companies (seed through late-stage) across many sectors.
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Nielsen has more than 20 years of senior executive level strategic planning, marketing, and advertising experience. At the intersection of marketing and technology, Erik’s agency career included roles with Fortune 500 companies Microsoft, Verizon, P&G, Nike, MasterCard, MSN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, XBOX, Yahoo, and eBay. He is currently Senior Director at Southwest Airlines, overseeing Marketing Strategy.