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Mr. Brian Conte

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Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: l***@***.com
Fast Track Team Inc
2442 NW Market St., Suite 51
Seattle , Washington 98107
United States

Company Description: Fast Track is a recognized expert in development for Microsoft technology platforms. Microsoft itself has hired Fast Track on several occasions to develop...   more

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  • BA , Computer Science
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Brian Conte
Brian Conte manages the development and technological aspects of Montavo's mobile applications and solutions.He founded Fast Track with over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and technology expertise.Mr. Conte was among the early employees of Microsoft, being the 225th employee hired and managed the development of Microsoft's first browser in 1985 and later founded hDC, the first Windows software company.Mr. Conte ran hDC, later named Express Systems, for 10 years before selling it to WRQ in 1996, where he remained as CTO.Mr. Conte spearheaded the development of one of WRQ's most successful products, Express 2000, which generated more than $10 million in its first year. 13
In 2002, Mr. Conte launched a development company with an office in India which currently has 35+ employees, specializing in Microsoft.NET Development for desktop and mobile platforms.Mr. Conte designed and developed Fast Track's Home Automation product line, which won Electronic House's 2006 "Best Home of the Year" award in its debut year and was featured on the Discovery Channel.Mr. Conte holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.Satisfied requirements for Physics degree as well.Dean's List, Graduated Cum Laude.
Brian Conte, Development ..., 14 Aug 2015 [cached]
Brian Conte, Development Manager
Brian manages an overseas development team to write any software needed to execute Contemporary Systems' client marketing programs. He is a 25-year technology veteran who spent four years at Microsoft.
Brian is the founder and president of FastTrack consulting, providing strategic consulting to technology startups. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of hDC/Express Systems, which later merged with WRQ, where he became CTO. Brian was the architect and developer of the early Microsoft Multimedia Browser and the lead developer for Windows and OS/2 hardware adaptations. Brian holds a BA in Computer Science from Princeton.
When Brian isn't working, or spending time with his family, you can find him drinking Diet Coke and building his own version of "The House of the Future" in Seattle. » About Us / Management and Board, 4 Dec 2002 [cached]
Brian Conte
Board of Advisors.Conte is the Founder and CEO of Fast Track, a technology consulting firm based in Seattle.His clients include six area venture funds, three incubators, and a number of start-up companies.From 1996 to 1999, Conte served as CTO of WRQ, a leading high-tech company.He supervised a team of 35 developers and was the chief inventor of two U.S. patents.As Founder & CEO of hDC/Express Systems from 1987 to 1996, Conte invented a number of award-winning products, including Power Launcher, the inspiration for Windows' Start Menu.Conte also served as a senior software engineer for Microsoft for four years.He is a Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University.
Enterprise Systems: PC BIOS Chips and the Year 2000, 11 Mar 2001 [cached]
Brian Conte is Development_Manager of the Software Management Group for WRQ ( Seattle ) .He is responsible for the development of WRQ's software management products.Contact Brian at ( 206 ) 217-7100.
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Brian Conte
Advisory Board Member
Brian Conte
Member - Advisory Board
Brian Conte made hDC the first leading utilities company in the Windows workspace.
Brian is the quintessential entrepreneur, as well as a world-class software engineer who came out of the Windows OS group.
Brian has a demonstrated ability to start small, work smart, and make real money in a tough landscape.
Brian Conte recently retired from his position as Chief Technology Officer and Principal Internet Strategist at Walker Richer & Quinn, one of the largest privately owned technology companies in the United States.
Mr. Conte is an accomplished software engineer, entrepreneur, and business analyst.He played a key role in operating system development at Microsoft and went on to build successful software companies.
Along with Venture Foundry, Mr. Conte provides analytical services to Resonance Partners, L.P. a Seattle-based "techology hedge fund" and to iStart Ventures of Seattle.
Mr. Conte founded hDC, the first leading utilities company in the Windows 2.0 & 3.0 workspace.hDC developed a number of innovative, award-winning products, including Power Launcher, the inspiration for Windows' Start menu.
In the face of a contracting and consolidating marketplace for such utilities, Mr. Conte successfully restructured and redirected hDC from a consumer products company into a firm addressing the needs of corporate IT.Mr. Conte grew the renamed business (Express Systems) again into a leader in its field and successfully negotiated its purchase by WRQ.
Mr. Conte was also the key inventor in WRQ's first two patent applications - one of which was recently granted.
Mr. Conte and Mr. London had worked together at Microsoft in the mid-1980's and have also worked alongside one another over the past 12 years (sharing office space at one time) as both the hDC/Express Systems and the ConnectSoft businesses matured.
Mr. Conte is a member of the Seattle Alliance of Angels (an accredited investor forum) and is an active individual investor and consultant to new technical enterprises.
Education: Brian Conte earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cum Laude from Princeton University (1983).Mr. Conte also fulfilled graduation requirements for a B.S. in Physics.
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