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After working through and contributing to two successful acquisitions over the last three years, Ford is examining key trends, his multiple dimensions of interest and passions to identify where he will exert his next efforts. The possibilities are endless, from continuing in high tech to helping those who help autistic children to bringing affiliated minor league baseball to Sonoma County (a longshot!) Ford was most recently Chief Revenue Officer for Gracenote, the leading provider of entertainment metadata to major video, music and sports pay-entertainment providers. Ford led global field operations and sales across five industry verticals until Gracenote’s purchase by Nielsen Corporation in January of 2017. He served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Technologies and served on the Board of Director’s Strategy Committee at Informatica and as Vice President, North America for Data Quality and Master Data Management at Oracle. Ford was co-founder and CEO of Cloud9 Analytics (formerly Certive Corporation), an analytics services company, and of Relevance Technologies, which brought deep analytics capabilities to large sets of unstructured data/documents and was acquired by Documentum in 1998. From 1992-1995, Ford served as CEO of CE Software, a publicly traded software company best known for QuickMail, the leading email solution for the Macintosh. Before joining CE Software, he worked with Informix Software as Vice President of America's Sales, was Founder and CEO for Princeton Properties/ProCom, and was an information systems consultant for Andersen Consulting. Ford holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University with a minor in Architecture. He and his wife, Lynn, have two children and live in Sonoma, CA, where they host house concerts for their favorite Austin and Nashville musicians. He is a 2000 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Ford continues to play ice hockey for any men’s beer league team that will have him.