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Jesse Proudman

Blue Box
CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company
Seattle, WA
In 2003, technology entrepreneur Jesse Proudman parlayed his passion for the “plumbing” of the Internet into the creation of Blue Box Group, a Seattle-based private cloud hosting company. As Founder and CTO, Proudman has guided the company’s rapid growth and multiple successful funding rounds. He received GeekWire’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor,  and is a member of the 2013 class of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. A regional semifinalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Jesse is a well-regarded speaker, writer and contributes as a leader and coder in various open source projects. In mid-2015, Blue Box was acquired by IBM to become a cloud innovation hub in Seattle.