After a decade in enterprise sales with Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Parametric Technology and EMC, Ben left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, following his passion for sports and technology.
In 2003, Ben co-founded Pixiem, which was among the first of its kind as a developer and publisher of mobile video games. The company’s customers included ESPN Networks and Wimbledon. In 2005, Pixiem was acquired by WinWin Gaming.
Ben co-founded Phizzle in 2006. Formerly a professional basketball player in Europe, he currently resides in San Francisco. Ben is a graduate of Walsh University with a BA in Business.
SVP Technology & Strategy
Michael Patrick brings nearly three decades of experience in the design of complex videos systems to the Phizzle team.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then began his career designing communication systems and overseeing government contracts for the United States Department of Defense. He is the recipient of two U.S. Government Scientific Achievement Awards.
For the past 13 years, he has provided consulting services to Chyron Corporation, where he continues to expand upon new features and enhancements to Lyric, Chyron’s character generator software. His extensive list of satisfied clients includes Turner Broadcasting, Turner Sports, Fox News, The Golf Channel, Sky News Network, NBA Entertainment and the Cowboys Stadium production team.
Pallavi has recently joined the Phizzle team as CMO. Her key goal is help customers understand (and ultimately use) the power of Phizzle’s technology solutions, with as little fluff as possible. She describes herself as a “tenacious (but nice) marketing leader committed to data-driven strategic planning and ‘roll-up your sleeves’ execution.”
Her experience spans blue chips (Global Brand Leader-GE; Head of Product Marketing Worldwide, HP-Snapfish) to start-ups (VP Marketing & Customer Success-46Mile–A strategy-to-execution marketing agency owned by Hearst Corporation; Founder-Easy Indian Foods). Pallavi focuses on driving awareness, adoption, and user acquisition through data, not assumptions. She is also a strong proponent of communicating to customers as people, not targets.
Educational foundation includes marketing MBA, microbiology BS, and Six-Sigma Black Belt.
Stephen serves as CFO for Phizzle. He previously, he served as CFO and GC for FPX, LLC and its predecessor Firepond, Inc., a publicly-registered OnDemand SaaS-based software company delivering complex business solutions.
Stephen also served as MD of Liverpool & London Protection and Indemnity Association, a mutual manager of marine assets and liability risks located in Liverpool, England and as Senior VP at PLM International, Inc., a publicly-registered company managing diversified investment portfolios.
Since 2003, he has served on the board of directors of NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute located at the San Francisco Veterans Administration campus chairing its finance committee. Mr. Peary holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University. Stephen Peary has served as Chief Financial Officer for Phizzle since July 2011.
He is an avid backpacker, has been to all fifty states, was at the “Bucky Dent Baseball Game” and remains a Liverpool football fan.
VP Customer Success
Kari oversees the Account Management team who service more than 800 Phizzle clients. Kari began her career at Phizzle in 2010, where she served as both the Director of Account Management as well as Director of Channel Sales. As Vice President of Client Services, she is responsible for leading Phizzle’s Account Management team, who directly interact and support the activation of over 800 clients.