Senior Advisory Committee

  • IT Marketing World’s Senior Advisory Committee provides strategic vision for the site as well as expert guidance on issues related to content, features and membership.  The current Senior Advisory Committee members are: 

    Frank Berry, CEO and Senior Analyst, IT Brand Pulse

    Frank Berry Jr. is a 30-year IT marketing veteran including senior executive positions with QLogic and Quantum.  In 2009, Frank founded IT Brand Pulse, a trusted source of data and analysis about unified networks, IT brand leadership and marketing effectiveness.  Frank’s blogs appear in InfoStor, High Performance Computing and Seeking Alpha and he is the top-rated blogger on Network Computing.



    Bridget Bisnette, Senior Director Marketing for Emerging Markets, Cisco Systems

    Bridget Bisnette has held several senior marketing positions with Cisco Systems since 1997 with responsibility for emerging markets, enterprise marketing and worldwide channel programs.  Previously, she was director of worldwide channels for SMC Networks and customer service manager for AST Computer.  Bridget has a Business Management degree from University of Phoenix and earned a softball scholarship to California Polytechnic State University.


    Holger Schulze, Director of Worldwide Marketing, SafeNet

    Holger is an IT B2B marketing expert with over 15 years of success driving awareness, demand and revenue for international software and technology vendors.   He is a passionate IT marketer and ubiquitous on the internet with five LinkedIn groups under his management, the largest being  B2B Technology Marketing Community with nearly 18,000 members, and a blog called Everything Technology Marketing.  Holger holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin, Germany.


    Steve Soto, Chairman & CEO, ApplianceWare Inc.

    Since 1998, Steve Soto held several executive positions at ApplianceWare Software before becoming Chairman & CEO.  During his 20-year career in computer storage, Steve has served as advisor, consultant and investor for many start-up technology companies and held CTO, CIO, product marketing and other strategic positions with Procom Technology, Todd Enterprises, Hitachi Data Systems, Meridian Data and EDS.  Steve studied electrical engineering at San Jose State before moving into software development.



    Marije Gould, Vice President of Marketing, Tandberg Data

    Marije Stijnen is responsible for product management, strategic alliances and global marketing for Tandberg Data, a leading global supplier of end-to-end data protection solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.  Prior to joining Tandberg Data, Marije held various senior marketing positions at Quantum Corporation, Matrox Graphics and Philips Business Communications.  Marije earned a Master’s Degree in Management and Organization from the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in the Netherlands in 1997.