gNumber the company behind UnWired Buyer for eBay
gNumber, Inc., extends the ecommerce experience beyond the PC to any phone via the voice channel. The company develops and delivers real-time, secure and customized ecommerce services focused on the mobile phone. UnWired Buyer for eBay, the gNumber flagship offering, is a certified eBay compatible application which is available free of charge to eBay users. gNumber is a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, Texas. gNumber was selected to be a part of Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a business accelerator associated with the University of Texas at Austin.
Executive TeamIndraj (Indy) Gill, CEO and Chairman
C. Eric Smith, Co-founder, President and CTO
R. Stacey Zuniga, Co-founder and SVP Business Development
Mary E. Browning, VP Marketing Communications and PR
Board of DirectorsIndraj (Indy) Gill
C. Eric Smith
R. Stacey Zuniga
CounselWilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, Corporate counsel
Toler, Larson and Abel, LLP., Intellectual property counsel
Advisory BoardAnil Batra - Former executive, Juniper, Cisco and HP
Jeff Bock - Co-founder, gNumber, Director of Marketing, Freescale
Jennifer Devening - Former Oracle, GO Corp, EO, Inc., HP and Sprint
Neeraj Gupta - Trilogy SW - CTO, Product Development and Strategy
Jeff McMahon - Angel, Former executive AllBusiness (sold to GE), Kenamea and Netscape
Richard Owen - CEO - Dell Online, Satmetrix, AvantGo (took AvantGo public)
John Reece - President, ClearOrbit, former CFO, Tantau (acquired by 24/7 Solutions)
Chairman and CEO
As chairman and CEO of gNumber, Indraj (Indy) Gill drives the strategy and execution of the company to address the e-commerce marketplace. He is responsible for building and leading the team.
Prior to his involvement with gNumber, Gill held many executive positions with Dell, Inc., including Director of WW Product Marketing for OptiPlex Desktops. During an expatriate assignment in Asia, he served as Director of Operations and Marketing for Dell China. He was responsible for driving growth and profitability by establishing the Dell model in China and managed a diverse set of functions including marketing, inside sales, sales operations and services.
As Director of Marketing and Technical Consulting Services at Dell Japan, Gill was instrumental in building the company’s presence within the enterprise server and client markets in Japan. He also served as General Manager for the Global Accounts business, and launched Dell Technology Consulting during his tenure in Japan.
C. Eric Smith
President and CTO
Eric has primary responsibility for gNumber’s software architecture, product design and strategy. He is a co-founder of the company and plays a large role in guiding the direction of the company and its research and development activities.
Smith has eleven years of related technology venture experience, including founding and serving as CTO for BroadQ, a media delivery solutions provider for the Sony PlayStation 2. Prior to founding BroadQ, Smith served as president and CEO of Gocho Networks, a mesh networking and content delivery start-up and executive manager of Flatline Studios, a PC game development studio. Eric embodies the entrepreneurial spirit & brings a wealth of start-up & leadership experience to gNumber.
Vice President of Business DevelopmentStacey is responsible for identifying and exploring new market opportunities in addition to negotiating and managing strategic relationships for gNumber. He is a co-founder and director of the company. Prior to founding gNumber, Zuniga was founder and Vice President of Business Development for BroadQ, a media delivery solutions provider for the Sony PlayStation 2, as well as co-founder and Executive Vice President at Gocho Networks, a mesh networking and content delivery start-up. He has over ten years of experience in high-tech production, planning and finance, including positions at Texas Instruments, Motorola and American Express.
Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing
Mary is responsible for the branding strategy and visual identity development for gNumber. She manages product launch and marketing strategy for the real-time e-commerce voice transaction service, UnWired Buyer.
Before her gNumber days, Browning was Vice President of Marketing at BroadQ, where she served as a corporate spokesperson and led public relations efforts. She has spent the last eight years as a marketing executive for software and Internet companies including Resident Club.com, Applied Science Fiction, Tivoli/IBM and Central Point Software.
Browning also held the position of Marketing Communication Manager at Intel Corporation, where she helped launch the company into the personal computer enhancement market. She was responsible for the launch of both the Intel SatisFAXtion brand and desktop networking product line.
Board of Directors
John Doggett is a senior lecturer at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship & Global Competition in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Doggett has started 2 companies and is on the advisory board of several start-ups. He has consulted with companies, from start-up to Fortune 500 global corporations in all parts of the world. Doggett was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has a law degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Gene Dooley is Senior Director of Worldwide Sales for Fujitsu, where he manages multi-hundred million dollar relationships for one of Fujitsu’s largest accounts. Dooley has spent over 12 years in the high tech industry working with the world's leading computer manufacturers. He has a BBA from the College of William and Mary, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.