David R. Bradford

As a proven business leader with over 30 years of experience in the computer industry, David R Bradford is known for accelerating the growth and performance of game-changing organizations.

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Today, David is the CEO of FluentWorlds which is revolutionizing language training in 3D Virtual Worlds.

Previously David was Executive Chairman of HireVue, the leader in providing on-demand digital interviewing. Prior to taking the Chairman’s role, Bradford served as chief executive officer of HireVue. During his tenure at HireVue, company sales increased over 200 percent, the company raised over $47 million in capital and the Company became the de facto standard in digital interviewing.

2009 and 2010 saw Mr. Bradford serving as chief executive officer and chairman of Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), the leader in data storage memory platforms. Under his giuidance, the Company was prepared to go public which it did to large acclaim in June of 2011. In his roles at Fusion, Bradford sourced and brought together an S-1 ready management team, helped raise over $100 million in growth equity, sourced and recruited Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., as the company’s chief scientist and helped secure key strategic partnerships with IBM, HP and Samsung, driving exponential sales growth. Under Bradford’s leadership Fusion-io was named the “No. 1 innovation up and comer in the world” by BusinessWeek in 2009 and the “second most promising IT company” of 2010 by the Wall Street Journal.

A core part of Bradford’s career was as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL), from 1985-2000, where he helped lead the networking juggernaut through a series of acquisitions, public offerings and business development activities. During his time at the networking juggernaut, the company grew from $70 million in annual revenue to over $2 billion.

Bradford has served in an advisory role to a number of organizations and companies.  For example, he served on the original advisory board of Omniture, which sold to Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE), and served on the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee for Pervasive Software (NASDAQ: PVSW), that sold to Actian in 2013. He currently serves on the executive committee and board of trustees of the Utah Technology Council and as a senior advisor to the Women’s Technology Council of Utah. David twice served as Chairman of the Board of the Business Software Alliance, the world’s leading industry trade association for the IT Industry.

From 2005-2006, he was a partner with one of the top ten law firms in the country, Greenberg Traurig He also served as General Counsel to governor-elect Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. as well as General Counsel to Dynix Corporation, the global leader of library software from 2002-2004.

Prior to this he launched Funding Universe in 2004, a successful web-based company that matched entrepreneurs with angel investors and LinkingUniverse.com, one of the first business applications on Facebook.

He has received multiple awards and designations including being a 2013 Utah Technical Council Hall of Fame inductee and recipient, 2010 Utah Technology Council Executive and Trustee of the Year award and the Alumnus of the Year for the BYU Law School . He was also featured in the PBS Special, Nerds 2.0.1, A Brief History of the Internet.

Bradford graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1974 and his Juris Doctor in 1977 He received his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1983. He is married to Dr. Linda Bradford, his wife of 40 years, who nicknamed him “The Human Internet.” She is the president and founder of Virtual Immersive Educational World (VIEW), a cloud based 3D educational environment company. They are the parents to four children and 16 grandchildren.

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Watch David's video that was played during the 2013 Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame, where he was inducted.