Defiance Ventures announced today that it has hired Kevin O’Dell as its CTO. Kevin will be responsible for developing Defiance’s technical vision and execution. He will oversee all investments and company acquisitions from the technical perspective.
O’Dell has extensive experience throughout his career in enterprise technology. His experience includes time at EMC, Cloudera, Rocana, and most recently as CTO of Stratifyd, a leading machine learning and AI company based in Charlotte, NC. O’Dell is also an O’Reilly Author, having co-authored Architecting HBase Applications.
“I look forward to working with John [Espey] and Tareq [Amin] to create the leading venture builder in the southeast,” said O’Dell of working with the founders of Defiance Ventures. “Having seen firsthand how many challenges technology companies face when trying to scale disruptive technology, I look forward to building a company that will help companies achieve their full potential”.
“Kevin is an outstanding technologist and has a firm grasp on the technology challenges that companies face across multiple industries. Adding him to our team is a game changer for sure,” said Tareq Amin.
About Defiance Ventures
Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies. It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture to help its portfolio of technology companies to disrupt their respective industries.