Darin Hicks, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Darin Hicks is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hive9. Darin has experience in leading aggressive growth plans focused on multi-channel marketing, customer lifetime value, and complex software and services sales. Prior to Hive9, Darin was CEO of Bulldog Solutions, where the original ideas for Hive9 were developed, and VP/General Manager of Acxiom, where he grew the technology business unit into the company’s first global industry and brought new solutions to market in the insurance vertical.
Darin was also Founder and CEO of Software Leadership Services, a management consulting company providing domain and operational expertise to early-stage software and services companies. Prior to that, he served at Trilogy, which grew from a start-up to over $250 million in revenue over nine years. There, Darin held a number of key leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe, including managing their primary industry verticals and leading their professional services organization from $28 million to $130 million in three years. Darin - a native of Durand, Michigan - graduated from Stanford University in 1992 with a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering.
Bruce Brien, Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Bruce is responsible for assisting the CEO with the growth, operations and product strategy, ensuring that Hive9 delivers the greatest impact possible for its customers, employees and shareholders. Bruce spends much of his time meeting with potential customers, existing customers and partners, ensuring that Hive9 delivers on its promise from the earliest interaction with prospects through to their ultimate successful implementation and advocacy as customers.
Prior to joining Hive9, Bruce was the Chief Technology Officer at SiriusDecisions for five years. He was responsible for the strategic technology direction of the company, as well as the strategy to innovate the digital delivery of its intellectual property. As CTO, he was also responsible for several specific functions of the business, including the Benchmarking and Analytics practice area and the new and expanded data strategy, as well as new software development, the web portal and online tools.
Earlier in his career, Bruce held leadership roles at Bulldog Solutions and JD Edwards while also founding his own company, Stratascope, and running it successfully for 10 years before eventually selling it to the Savo Group.