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John McDowall
John McDowall, Chief Scientist at Grand Central Communications, has over 20 years experience in creating and developing products and site architectures, building and managing development teams, and setting the overall technical vision for the company. Prior to joining Grand Central Communications, he was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of engineering at mySimon where he was responsible for managing operations, product development and setting the direction for future development. While at mySimon, he managed the growth of mySimon to become the leading comparison-shopping site in terms of usage, performance, reliability, and revenue.

Before joining mySimon, John also served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of software development at 2Bridge Software, an enterprise Internet portal developer, and as Senior Architect at TIBCO, an enterprise integration platform developer, respectively.

John holds an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Engineering from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.


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