President & CEO of Butterfly
Al Subbloie is the President, Founder, and CEO at Budderfly, Inc. One who combines entrepreneurial passion, hands-on knowledge of successfully growing nascent businesses, and an intuition for identifying non-existent and emerging markets. As CEO, President, and Chairman of Tangoe, he has successfully navigated the tricky waters of founding, growing, bringing public, and globally expanding the leading provider of Connection Lifecycle Management with a current market cap of more than $600M. Since 2010, Al has led Tangoe from annual revenues of $69.5M to $188.9M in 2013, a compounded annual growth rate of 34.1%. He also drove global expansion to more than 190 countries and sales and operational presence throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, growing Tangoe from a few hundred employees to more than 2,000. His “lead from the front” style inspires both employees and clients. He actively promotes empowerment throughout the ranks encouraging all to “ask forgiveness, not permission.” Despite his aggressive operational tactics, Al maintains a daily focus on the vision and strategy of the company, has a number of patents to his credit, and is successfully moving Tangoe into adjacent and expanding markets. His inspirational approach has resulted in moving markets and teams in support of corporate goals that previously seemed unachievable. In Al’s 32 years of business experience, others have recognized his value and, as a result, he has played an impactful role on the Board of Acsis, Inc., a leading provider of RFID device management technology, which was sold to Safeguard Scientific in December 2005. He currently serves on the Board of NYC-based Operative, Inc. In addition, leading national and global media outlets including CNBC, Fortune, and WSJ, regularly seek Al’s unique perspective and experience on various topics such as business challenges, leadership and management approaches, and taking companies public. Al’s knack for spotting future trends and disruptive technologies resulted in his serial entrepreneurship including co-founding and running Information Management Associates (IMA), which focused on integrated call center solutions for sales, marketing, and customer service capabilities. He also co-founded Buyersedge.com, an Internet company in the field of reverse auctions and later founded Freefire, an ASP e-CRM customer interaction software, supporting email response, chat, and remote telephony solution, which was subsequently acquired by Teletech Holdings. Al started his career at Andersen Consulting. Al credits part of his success to his highly competitive nature. He played varsity football and baseball at Trinity College where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics with Honors. Al lives in Connecticut where he spends time on philanthropic activities, serving on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and nurturing and developing local businesses through his service on the Board of the Connecticut Technology Council.
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