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David Sims - TMCnet CRM Alert Columnist[March 23, 2005]

Echopass Taps Bruce Pollock

By David Sims, TMCnet CRM Alert Columnist


Echopass, a service provider of on demand contact center solutions, has announced that Bruce Pollock, President, Financial Executive Solutions has been elected to the Echopass Board of Directors.




Pollock joins the current Board of Directors including Vincent Deschamps, Echopass CEO/Chairman; Ronald Kase, General Partner, NEA; John Balen, General Partner, Canaan Partners; Carl Nichols, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Outlook Ventures and Chris Hadsell, General Partner, Cardinal Venture Capital.

Pollock has extensive experience as a senior financial executive, having served as Chief Financial Officer for notable high technology companies, including Avanex Corporation (AVNX), WaveSplitter Technologies, Walker Interactive Systems Inc., Reel.com (Hollywood Video) and VMX, Inc. (originally VMXI, now part of Avaya).

Pollock's consulting firm, Financial Executive Solutions, provides senior financial executive leadership and hands on assistance to private, venture-funded and small cap public high technology companies and their executive teams.

Pollock earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. He also has an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), a JD degree from Boalt Law School (UC Berkeley) and is a member of the California Bar.

It should be noted that this is not the Bruce Pollock who in August 2004 was named chairman of The Voice XML Forum. That Bruce Pollock was the West Corporation's Director of Strategic Technology Solutions

The VoiceXML Forum is an industry organization that promotes the use of Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) in speech applications. Pollock has served on the organization's Board of Directors since September, 2003.

Neither is this the Bruce Pollock who founded Guitar: For The Practicing Musician magazine in the ‘80s and who has authored When The Music Mattered: Rock In the 1960s, Troubadours Of The Folk Era and Working Musicians.

Neither is it the Bruce Pollock who recently staged a one-person exhibit at the 2004 Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and who said “When I look upon the concrete world of objects, things, and representations of things what I see is a reality composed of smaller things. Bodies and organic life composed of cells; glass, brick, stone and steel composed of fused crystalline aggregates; printed material and television of pixels and dot screens, composed of molecules of inks and dyes; plastics of complex polymer bonds.”

Although that’s not a bad perspective to have.


David Sims is contributing editor and CRM Alert columnist for TMCnet.


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