Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the Information Technology field. She is currently Chief Chick of StartupChicks and CEO of Nexpense. She also spends considerable time consulting to Startups and Media companies on web and mobile technology. Nexpense is a mobile technology company focused on eliminating Expense Reporting for small to mid-sized businesses through the use of mobile devices, business rules and automation.
Prior to these roles, Jennifer was VP of Technology for Seacoast Synergy, a technology business incubator and co-founder / Chief Technology Officer of eTour.com. eTour.com was an internet advertising engine similar in nature to a search engine. As the sole technology-oriented founder, she designed, developed, and launched the initial version of eTour.com in the spring of 1998. She eventually grew the technology staff to 60 employees, as the company grew to 180 employees.In 1999, eTour.com was labeled the “Most Addictive” site on the web by Industry Standard; the “coolest tool site” of the year by http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com; and was ranked number 1 in average days visited by MediaMetrix (a.k.a. the “stickiest” site on the web). By April of 2001, eTour had grown to 5 million subscribers and was ranked number 71 in total traffic for the world wide web by MediaMetrix. eTour was venture backed. eTour.com was acquired by Ask Jeeves (now ASK.com) in May of 2001.
About Brad Patrick
Brad is a civil litigator specializing in technology, although his experience reflects a wide range of other types of matters. Mr. Patrick served as interim Executive Director and General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia, one of the top websites in the world. Brad has a wealth of experience handling civil litigation matters in the fields of intellectual property, internet law, software and computer issues, technology licensing, complex tort litigation, construction defect defense, long-term care facility defense, and many other areas. His prior employment includes AV-rated law firms in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida. He held positions in state government and with a publicly traded international software company. Most recently he was a founding partner of Chamberlin Patrick Butler Crowe, PA in Tampa.
Brad graduated from Boston College Law School and Colgate University, cum laude with Honors in Political Science. He is admitted to the Florida and Washington State bars, all United States District Courts in Florida and Washington, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. He serves on The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee. He is also active in the American Inns of Court movement, and is affiliated with the Ferguson White and Tampa Bay Inns of Court in downtown Tampa.
Brad is a proud supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) and other organizations which work to keep the internet free.