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David Sikora

Digby
CEO
Founded Digby in 2006, with a goal to accelerate the convergence of mobility and electronic commerce. Over 25 years of experience in the software industry with proven track record of value creation. Prior to founding Digby, was President and CEO of Pervasive Software (Nasdaq: PVSW), an Austin, Texas based data infrastructure software company. Joined Pervasive after 4 years of declining revenues with a mission to turn around the business and expand into new markets. During 4-year tenure at Pervasive, grew market capitalization 4 fold, originated and completed 2 acquisitions and averaged a 15% net income margin. Before joining Pervasive, served as Chairman and CEO of several leading software companies, including Question Technologies and Ventix Systems, both of which were acquired by Motive Communications, a division of Alcatel Lucent. In addition, served as President and CEO of Houston-based ForeFront Group, Inc., a leading provider of e-Learning software for information technology professionals. During the six years at ForeFront, led the company through an initial public offering in 1995, the first Internet software IPO in the state of Texas, 4 acquisitions and a merger with CBT Systems (Nasdaq:CBTSY) in 1998 in a transaction valued at $162m. In addition to successful operating experience, also has served as a Director for several private and public technology companies, including TippingPoint Technologies (acq by 3Com, NASDAQ:COMS), ClearOrbit (acq by TAKE Solutions, BSE:TAKE), AG-Tech Ltd. (Japanese joint venture partner of Pervasive Software), Troux Technologies and Powered, Inc. Also served as an original member of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Technology Advisory Council, and was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Software.