PhotoVu Digital Photo Frame Founders
Mark Van Buskirk — Co-founder
Mr. Van Buskirk has been directly involved as a leader in the technology space for the last 18 years, in both start-up and corporate environments. Prior to co-founding PhotoVu, Mark worked as the director of segment management for 3com, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s sales and product marketing efforts for the home networking and Internet appliances segment.
Prior to 3com, Mark served as a principal for Becker Capital Management, a private angel investment firm, helping to facilitate the strategy, technical analysis and direction for new investment opportunities synergistic within Becker’s portfolio of wireless, internet and telecom start-ups. While at Becker, he also served as president of DCN, a small $3M BCM-funded startup involving digital photography and web-cam internet appliances.
Mr. Van Buskirk held several positions at Motorola over a 10 year period, initially in engineering product development and lastly as a business development and wireless evangelist for Motorola’s EMBARC paging business. At EMBARC Mark helped develop the company’s foray into wireless data and other wireless content delivery services. His professional career began at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics where he was employed as an electrical systems engineer responsible for integration of communication satellites to the space shuttle.
Mr. Van Buskirk received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida.
Robert Jordan — Co-founder
Mr. Jordan has held increasingly responsible senior sales, marketing, and management positions at a variety of startup and publicly listed companies such as McDATA, CreekPath Systems, Exabyte, Visio, and Microsoft. Prior to co-founding PhotoVu, Robert held the position of director of software marketing for McDATA Corporation and was responsible for all storage software product marketing and management efforts as well as participation in the acquisition of SANavigator.
At CreekPath Systems, Inc., Robert worked as the director of business development where he was responsible for technology partnerships, early adopter customers, and channel strategies. Prior to CreekPath, Robert served as the vice president of marketing, sales, and business development at DCN, a startup focused on digital photography and web-cam Internet appliances. At Exabyte, Robert led the channel marketing and e-business efforts at Exabyte Corporation.
Prior to Exabyte, Robert was responsible for developing channel and partner strategies at Visio Corporation. At Microsoft, Mr. Jordan was instrumental in developing localized marketing strategies and enterprise customer selling models during the rapid growth of the late '80s through the mid '90s.
Mr. Jordan holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Florida and completed additional graduate work at the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College.
“The PhotoVu Frame is such a relevant product in the digital photography age! No more volumes of photo albums collecting dust! We tend to move our digital photo frame around the house a bit, to take advantage of the wireless feature of the frame (the photo is of the frame in our Study). Our friends enjoy sharing the photos, and often comment on the quality of the frame. And with the ever increasing amount of digital photos in our collection, I cannot think of a better way to show them off!”