Benefunder adds COO and CTO to team

June 11, 2018 - Benefunder has announced that Silicon Valley veterans, Rocky Vienna and Peter Zadrozny, have joined the Benefunder executive team as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Leading Benefunder’s business operations, growth strategy, and expense management, Vienna has over 30 years of experience in technology and business operations and has held both CIO and COO positions. Rocky has been responsible for international technology operations in Europe, Asia, and Mexico with companies including Bank of America, Apple Computer, Macromedia, and KIO Networks.

As CTO, Zadrozny is responsible for Benefunder’s technology strategy, architecture and delivery. Peter’s global technology background in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, includes executive and technical roles in companies including Oracle, Macromedia, BEA Systems, McKesson, Electronic Data Systems, and Sun Microsystems.

“As Benefunder looks to distribute access to its broad range of world leading experts and causes through philanthropic and wealth management channels, bringing Peter and Rocky on board is a key step toward delivering on the promise of the Benefunder platform.” said Christian Braemer, CEO and co-founder of Benefunder. He added; “As we continue to develop partnerships with donor advised fund administrators, private foundations, and wealth management firms, we need enterprise level tools for our stakeholders. Rocky and Peter have the experience and acumen to take the platform to the next level”

“Philanthropy has long been the engine of research and innovation.” said Rocky Vienna, COO of Benefunder. “The same philanthropist that funds research is often the seed investment to bring that research to market.  In Benefunder we are creating a very efficient Lab-to-Market path.”

“Research in science and humanities is a key step for any successful innovation,” said Peter Zadrozny, CTO of Benefunder. “Being able to optimize this as part of the philanthropic process will effectively increase the impact and reach of a donors gift.”

Reinventing the philanthropic user experience is no small endeavor. We envision a world where donors have access to world leading experts that are innovating in the fields they care most about, providing an efficient funding mechanism, and fueling the big breakthroughs of tomorrow.


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