Blab is a pioneer in the category of Predictive Social Intelligence. Blab applies proprietary technology and big data processing to contextualize and predict tomorrow’s online conversations today. Brands rely on Blab to contextualize and predict conversations that engage their target audiences, so they can maximize conversation opportunities and minimize threats.
Randy Browning FOUNDER, CEO
The world's tire capital, Akron, OH
I’ve been around the world with McCann-Erickson and Wieden & Kennedy working with amazing client projects like Nike soccer, Coca Cola and Microsoft's Windows 95. I worked on the first electric car, EV1 and I cut my teeth on running integrated business at Mullen. For the 10 years before Blab, I was CEO of Publicis in the West.
Macklemore fan. I ride my 29er to work every day - cycling the I90 bridge is brutal in the rain, but I’m a glutton for punishment. When I'm not working, I’m wrenching on my car - a Signal Green 1969 911 Porsche with a 2.4 high compression engine, R wheels, sports seats, suspension and brakes. It's all about purity of concept.
Stefan Papp CTO
Detroit, MI (where the weak are killed and eaten)
Stefan is a serial entrepreneur who just can’t get enough of diving into the deep-ends of startups. My passion is not about how big or small the data, it's about how we can discover its hidden stories and in turn, take this game to a whole new level. When I can find time, I can be found at a piano conjuring new melodies or picking up a framing hammer to make something happen in the physical world.
Bernie Zimmermann VP OF APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
When I'm not predicting the future with Blab, I'm usually spending time with my wife and two kids. Being a Seattle area native, I'm a lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan and a longtime fan of Seattle bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana, but my musical tastes span pretty much every genre other than country.
Ben Bressler DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
When Ben's not blabbing he's in the outdoors as much as possible and tries to bring a minimalist/ultra-light mindset to his adventures whether it’s his various winter favorites, or summer kayaking and all things NW. Lighter, further, faster!
Steve Sanders SALES STRATEGIST
I've owned 13 goats but not 1 Camaro. Moved to Durango, Colorado when I was 21 to race Mountain Bikes and quickly realized how slow I was. If plotted on a bell curve chart you can see that the nicest of the 40 cars I’ve owned since age 16 sat at the top, and coincidentally that year was 2000. Johnny Cash enthusiast through and through. Father of 2 and Husband of 1. I spend time every day thinking about ways that I can be a better both. I never give up.
Lauren Mangold Sales Manager: Government & Research
Finishing my masters in government finance - which makes me super fun at dinner parties, right? Accidental home remodel enthusiast, which wouldn't be as fun without my amazing husband. Sunshine, water, and predictive analytics make me happy.
Megan Ohtani Sales Associate
A soon to be undergrad graduate at Seattle University studying Business Economics. I love dogs and taking cat naps, but not cats themselves. I enjoy eating all the time, being outside, and exploring Seattle whenever I can.
Axel Buchwalter Intern
Big soccer player, I play on a number of different teams in the Seattle area. I was a competitive lincoln-douglas debater in high school and parliamentary debater in college.
Barry X Lynn Chairman
Brooklyn, NY (Whadyagonnadooabowdit?)
Barry X Lynn is a serial tech entrepreneur, musicologist and zoophilist. He is Chairman, CEO & Pres. of Be eXceL management, Inc. and was Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, the Cloud Computing pioneer. He has over 40 years of executive experience in the IT and financial services sectors in Fortune 100 companies and as an entrepreneur. He was the CIO of Wells Fargo and Company and President of Wells Fargo Technology Services after serving as EVP and Head of Investment Operations, and President of its Securities Clearance and Brokerage subsidiaries. He has also held executive positions at Bank of America, Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), Hartcourt Brace Jovanovich and Dun and Bradstreet. Barry has served as Chairman, CEO and Director of several successful ventures, and Director of VC firm, Shoreline Ventures. He is also currently on the Boards of Directors of Alacritech and Metafor Software; and, is Advisor to Primitive Logic, Leap Commerce and BETTER (BetterMSS). When not Blabbing, Barry is often caught galavanting with his dogs and driving fast cars too fast.