Leadership Team

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Andrew Bruce

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Bruce is the founder and CEO of Data Gumbo, a company he founded in 2016 after spotting an opportunity to eliminate a sizable cost inefficiency between an oil supermajor and one of its suppliers. Data Gumbo provides GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders.

Prior to Data Gumbo, Andrew was the COO for MHWirth, an oil & gas drilling equipment OEM where he supervised global operations. Previous to this position, Andrew was VP of Controls at NOV. During his tenure at NOV, he founded the NOVOS product, a first-of-its-kind semi-autonomous drilling system, which Andrew holds a joint patent for on rig automation. With years of experience as an IT consultant and serial entrepreneur, Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is currently a member of IADC and SPE.

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William Fox

Chief Product Officer

William Fox is the Chief Product Officer at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. Prior to Data Gumbo he was Director of Operations for Aker Solutions Drilling Technology (later MHWirth) and managed key aspects of the NOVOS open architecture controls project for National Oilwell Varco. William was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army (2005–2010) where he held leadership positions in South Korea and Bagdad. He holds a B.A. in History from Washington and Lee. William leads product strategy and design for Data Gumbo’s enterprise-grade blockchain network.

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Ove Sandve

Chief Technical Officer

Ove Sandve is the Chief Technical Officer of Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. With 20 years of experience in software development, Sandve began his career by founding First Interactive AS (acquired by Aker Solutions; transferred to Akastor/MHWirth), a technology engineering organization based in Norway that developed into a market-leading OEM within offshore equipment drilling. He has held various roles within management, development and research in the Aker family of companies. At Data Gumbo, he oversees product and software development.

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Michael Matthews

Senior Vice President

Michael Matthews is the Senior Vice President at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry as an owner, a contractor and a consultant, he has helped transform and lead project organizations to deliver projects safer, faster and at the lowest cost. He was previously Vice President of Strategy & Consulting at Enstoa where he worked on accelerating digital transformations for clients in the buildings and industrial sectors, and Director at PwC where he oversaw project excellence, organization and technology advisory services across a range of industries.

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Bill Arend

Chief Commercial Officer

Bill Arend is the Chief Commercial Officer at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. Prior to Data Gumbo, Arend accumulated over 25 years of experience building and leading top-performing sales teams at Workday, Oracle and Microsoft. Arend is focused on building and leading a business development, direct sales team, marketing, and a network of business partners that will commercially scale Data Gumbo globally. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Baylor University.

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Maria Onufrow

Vice President of Product Delivery

Maria Onufrow is the VP of Product Delivery at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. With more than 20 years experience in full cycle software development, Onufrow has led software teams of all sizes in the development of products for production, commodity trading, energy credit and midstream transportation industries. Prior to Data Gumbo, Onufrow served as director of Atom Solutions; director of product development for P2 Energy Solutions/Merrick; product manager at Triple Point; and product manager and development director at SunGard Energy System (FIS). She is a longtime member of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Meredith Bruce, SPHR

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Meredith Bruce, SPHR, is the Director of Human Resources at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. Bruce is an experienced professional in business process improvement, talent management, organizational development, compensation and employee relations. Former Director of HR at National Oilwell Varco.

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Meghan Wittorf

Financial Controller

Meghan Wittorf is the Financial Controller at Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™, the trusted transactional network that automates smart contracts and transactions for industry leaders. Prior to Data Gumbo, Wittorf worked at upstream oil & gas operator Murphy Oil, where she was responsible for global budgeting process, reporting and performance management, and providing support to the executive team for quarterly board meetings, earnings calls and acquisitions. Before this, she was Manager at US Onshore FP&A overseeing a $1 billion capital budget and providing support for onshore assets including financial close, reporting and performance management. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University and is an active member of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) and Houston Producers’ Forum.

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