Russell Glass, CEO, Bizo

Bizo gives marketers access to the people that sign the checks. Its CEO is the 36-year-0ld Russell Glass. A chief executive since ’08, Glass has seen the company through several rounds of financing ($16 million to date) and has succeeded in winning the support of customers like American Express, Salesforce, and Microsoft.

VentureBeat: How would you respond to the contention that the enterprise is less “sexy” than the consumer space?

Russell Glass: Unsexy is sexy! Most kids coming out of college aren’t thinking “I’d like to start a B2B marketing technology company,” which works to our advantage!

VentureBeat: Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?
Glass: My dad was an entrepreneur, and I have been running companies since starting a tennis racquet stringing business in high school. I think that I have always enjoyed the constant challenge and need to be creative that is inherent with a startup.


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VentureBeat: Do you have an advisor or mentor in the space?

Glass: I think the person I respect the most is Marc Benioff from Salesforce.  He has built one of the most innovative companies in the world focused on the enterprise. He continues to push the envelope.