Sept. 14, 2015
Joe Colopy, Founder & CEO – Bronto Software
Joe Colopy is Founder and CEO of Bronto Software. Bronto provides a cloud-based commerce marketing automation platform to mid-market and enterprise organizations worldwide. Bronto is the number one ranked email marketing provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, with a client roster of leading brands, including Armani Exchange, Timex, Samsonite, Theory and Vince Camuto.
In 2002, Joe founded Bronto out of his house with Chaz Felix and grew it to employ over 280 people in its headquarters in Durham, North Carolina and across its offices in London, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles. In June 2015, Bronto was acquired by NetSuite (NYSE: N) for $200 million, making it one of the largest acquisitions ever of a bootstrapped cloud-based company.
Joe is a past winner of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas. Earlier in his career, he was an online marketer for Red Hat and a teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps (Seychelles Islands). He earned an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.