David and Arlene Brown have functioned as a dynamic management team for over 30 years in both the domestic and international markets. Their consulting expertise in the sales and marketing arena was gained while serving in executive management positions for high tech public and private companies, including their own successful business which they operated for 10 years.
Their first company working together, David Brown Associates, was an early reseller of networking and data communications equipment and became the leading company of its type in the southeastern US. They functioned as the sales team for powerhouses of of the networking industry, including Cisco Systems, for whom they were the first representative in the region, and Network General Corporation, with whom they eventually merged. They remained at NGC to eventually take over the responsibility for Europe, Middle East & Africa, where they built and managed an EMEA operation that exceeded all expectations and helped put Network General in the category of world class company.
They went on to start the EMEA operations for two further companies, JFAX.COM, the unified messaging giant now known as J2 Communications (JCOM), and network security firm Network ICE, creators of the BlackICE firewall, now owned by IBM. Since that time they have had various consulting assignments, including work done in support of Fidelity Ventures, helping companies expand in the US and in the European markets.
Throughout their careers, they have been on the forefront of new technology waves and trends, where they learned to implement the strategies and tactics that lead to success. Today, they continue to assist clients who wish to expand their business horizons on either side of the world while pursuing their own personal interests, including health and wellness, the latter of which many experts believe will be the next great growth industry. Through their franchise with Juice Plus+®, a world-class whole food nutritional supplement, they are promoting good health through good nutrition around the world and helping hundreds of people achieve a better lifestyle along the way.
In addition to wellness, their personal interests include culture and travel, which they write about on Arlene’s travel website, The Savvy Traveler.
Alex De Berti is a senior sales/marketing executive based near Milan, Italy, with more than 30 years experience at all company levels. He has a strong background in enterprise software and network management from companies such as HP, Philips, Network General and Blue Pumpkin. His experience in developing business internationally along with his extensive operational and management capabilities have made him a sought-after consultant, a role that he has pursued actively since 2007. Alex builds strong rapport with both client companies and field channel sales. This talent has enabled him to be highly successful in starting up and growing new sales channels. Alex is a team player with a strong sense of integrity and is a good communicator, not only in his native Italian, but also fluent in French and English with conversational capabilities in German and Spanish.
Christian PRIEUX has many years of experience building sales channels throughout France and Europe. Based near Paris, he is a self starter who is always ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Christian is well thought of by his clients and his peers, and his management skills are excellent. His primary area of expertise is enterprise software and network management and security, but he has also forged an impressive career as an entrepreneur.
Christian has worked at all levels from territory management to Country Manager at companies such as Network General Corporation, McAfee, Network ICE and Internet Security Systems. He is always ready for a challenge and enjoys building new businesses.
Peter Warnke is an experienced business development professional who is a specialist in market strategy. Throughout his career, he has successfully demonstrated an expertise at acquiring customers from the top companies in Germany and throughout Europe. He is an excellent communicator in both German and English and is equally at home in front of an audience or in a press interview.
Peter’s experience has included positions from Territory Manager to Country Manager, Central Europe. He has also owned his own businesses and most recently has focused on brand development and promotion. He has a strong background in and understanding of the high-tech telecommunication, networking and IT-security industry.