Brad Sharek
Chief Creative Officer

Brad has over 30 years of experience helping Silicon Valley technology startups bring innovative products and services to market. His work includes the design of world-class corporate ID, UI / UX, mobile app development, product management, startup fundraising, pitch development, and digital marketing strategies. Having been with Mach49 since its inception, Brad established and continues to oversee the firm’s creative direction and design teams.

As a Partner at Strategos, Brad served as the business and technical architect for a suite of internet-enabled tools for Global 1000 clients. He designed and delivered innovation management, group brainstorming, distance learning, and community building solutions that enhanced the client experience. As Co-Founder and CEO of Abeama, he raised $2M of venture funding and led the development of one of the first mobile marketing platforms.

He was also a key contributor at several successful Silicon Valley startups, including Excelan, the first company to commercialize the TCP / IP protocol stack across all major OS platforms, whose product line led to acquisition by Novell for $200M; CE Software, which beat Microsoft in the Mac email market with a 70% market share; Starfish Software, which was sold to Motorola for $300M; and Codenomicon, a world-class Finnish networking software and protocol security company.

Brad attended the University of California, Berkeley and holds a BS in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.