Leadership Team

Neil Carson

CEO and Co-founder

Previously, Neil served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Fusion-io where he was responsible for company strategy, product definitions, roadmaps, corporate development and strategic partnerships and key customer acquisitions.

Prior to Fusion-io, Neil was Chief Application Architect at Dell, where he led the platform architecture team across MessageOne, Everdream, Silverback Networks and other acquired development groups. Neil joined Dell through the acquisition of Everdream where he was Chief Architect.

Neil has also held roles at BMC/Remedy and Liberate Technologies, including Principal Product Architect and Principal Engineer. Neil has served as a technical advisor for startups Oxygen Finance and Datera Inc.

Neil earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from Cranfield University.

Jim Dawson

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder

Prior to Yellowbrick, Jim was at Menlo Ventures, where he focused on sourcing investments in the enterprise technology sector. He has twice stood on the podium of the New York Exchange and rung in venture-backed start-up IPOs, creating billions of dollars of market capitalization for investors. His expertise is defining and executing successful sales strategies in the enterprise technology space. Previously, Jim was the Chief Sales Officer at Fusion-io, Vice President of World Wide Sales at 3PAR, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Scale 8, and a Vice President at Data General Corporation responsible for the Clariion storage business internationally, starting as a member of the original Clariion business unit.

Jim graduated from Weber State College with a BA in Economics and completed an internship working for the US Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Jim has worked and lived in Washington D.C., Tokyo Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Cameron, Montana. Jim is fluent in Japanese and can make sushi.

Jason Snodgress


Prior to Yellowbrick, Jason was the Vice President of Business Operations and Customer Engagement for the Enterprise Division at SanDisk, where he led the tactical and strategic planning for supply and demand. Jason joined SanDisk in 2014 through the acquisition of Fusion-io, where he was Senior Vice President of Operations. He was responsible for day-to-day operations including business operations and planning, global procurement, supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics and customer program management.

He joined Fusion-io in January 2011 as Vice President of Corporate Development, responsible for M&A strategy, execution and strategic planning activities. Prior to Fusion-io, Jason held various roles at Micron, Numonyx and Intel in Strategic Business Development, Corporate Development and Product Development. He began his career in the RF industry working for TRW and Powerwave Technologies in product design, development and management.

Jason earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and holds seven United States patents.

Brian Bulkowski


Brian has deep industry expertise in distributed systems, databases, Flash storage, and high performance networking. At Yellowbrick, he is in charge of both long term technical strategy and product direction.

Previously, Brian co-founded Aerospike, the NoSQL database company, and served as its CTO where he was responsible for growing the Aerospike customer base and building its technology roadmap. Previously, Brian was the chief architect of cable solutions at Liberate, where he built a high-performance, embedded networking stack, as well as the high scale broadcast server infrastructure. Before his post at Liberate, Brian worked as the lead engineer at Novell.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Brown University.