Tad Bogdan is the Head of Sales and Business Development at Tapcentive, an exciting start-up founded by the former Visa Mobile and Digital Products team. Tapcentive is an in-location mobile marketing platform that delivers a new and innovative solution to accelerate mobile marketing strategies by connecting the mobile and physical shopping experiences of consumers.
Tad graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and was cross-registered into the MBA program at Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business during his undergraduate years. The Green Wave family tradition includes his brother, a niece, and a nephew who also graduated of Tulane University.
After graduating, Tad started out as a math teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. His passion for people and technology related business soon lead him to a career in business development, sales, marketing; and eventually becoming the CEO for a couple of technology companies. Tad learned best practices at F100 companies like Sun Microsystems, where he started Sun’s business in nine countries and he also launched the most ubiquitous computing platform in the world, with over 10b licenses for products ranging from smart cards to smart phones. Tad was also the SVP of Sales and Marketing at a publically traded Identity Management company. Along with various world-wide leadership positions with US companies, Tad has worked for one British, two French, a South African, and an Australian company.
In 1998, Tad’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in, and he was a founding member of the leading cloud-based digital wallet and bank-branded online shopping site. Later on, he co-founded and was the CEO of a mobile messaging company that was acquired by Clickatell, one of the leading mobile messaging companies in the world. Tad has start-up, VC fund raising, and Board of Directors experience along with buy- and sell-side M&A experience.
Over 30 years ago, Tad was lured to the business and environmental climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Monique, currently love the combination of city life in San Francisco along with frequent weekends at Lake Tahoe to enjoy outdoor mountain sports.
Head of Sales & Business Development
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