Eric Simone is the founder and CEO of ClearBlade, a rapidly growing software company that develops and sells an enterprise platform for mobile and the Internet of Things. He is an active angel investor and a Venture Partner at Corsa Ventures. Prior to ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1988, and was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni award from Purdue in October of 2014. Eric resides in Austin Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.