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Meet the new Charlie – Charlie Davidson Takes the Helm at Attensa

Charlie Davidson is taking the helm at Attensa as our CEO. Charlie has been deeply involved with Attensa since day one as an investor and advisor. Charlie comes to Attensa with more than 25 years of experience as an executive and investor in companies developing software for financial services markets. He’s been instrumental in guiding the development of enterprise RSS applications for Attensa that put web feeds to work in the financial services arena.

Prior to joining Attensa Davidson was CEO/President of StatiaFx, Inc., a developer of software solutions for financial institutions, which was sold to Financial Profiles, Inc. (a business unit of Hanover Insurance Group NYSE: THG).  Following the transaction Charlie served as Financial Profiles??? Vice President of Marketing, Products and Business Strategy.  

Charlie was the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Crabbe-Huson Group, Inc., a Pacific Northwest money management firm to institutions and the nine Crabbe-Huson Funds. The Crabbe-Huson Group ultimately grew to $5 billion in assets under management and sold to Liberty Financial Companies (now part of Bank of America) in 1998.

He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Business and Northwestern School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude). He began his career practicing law with the firm Garvey, Schubert & Barer, where his practice emphasized technology, securities and business transactions.

But resume is only part of the story. Charlie’s got vision, energy and leadership skills and an easy going style that makes him great to be around.

All this begs the question – “Where’s Craig Barnes?”

His post Onward on Craig’s Lemonade answers the question eloquently. Craig is following his passion. Craig is being Craig. That means seeing the magic in a nascent technology, getting out in front of the market and building the next big thing. So now it’s on to Pump Networks. It’s Web 2.0 and it involves RSS. That’s all we can say it for the time being. Stay tuned at Craig’s Lemonade.