Name: Robert J. Brilon
Company: Inplay Technologies, Inc.
Business Description: Digital Pen Technology
Chapter: Super PAC
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Bob Brilon is the chairman and chief executive officer as well as president and chief financial officer for Duraswitch, a developer and licensor of electronic switch technologies. He has been with the company since its inception and leads the management team in determining and executing on its direction and goals.
Brilon brings 21 years of financial acumen to his leadership of Duraswitch. Before beginning his corporate career, Brilon accumulated four years of experience with public accounting firms in Iowa and Arizona, including McGladrey Pullen, Ernst and Young and Deloitte and Touche. Brilon began his corporate career at Go-Video in July 1986, at the time of its initial public offering, until April 1993. During his tenure, four public offerings and several private offerings were successfully completed to finance the development of the company's patented dual-deck VCR technology and rapid growth of its marketing and sales efforts.
Following, Brilon took the position of chief financial officer and vice president of operations and administration at DataHand Systems, Inc., a development-stage ergonomic keyboard developer until April 1995. For the next two years, he served as the corporate controller for Rental Service Corp., relocating the company headquarters from Irvine, Calif. to Scottsdale, Ariz. During his tenure RSC completed an initial stock offering in September 1996 for $100 million and grew RSC through mergers and acquisition to over $100 million in revenues and over $200 million in total assets.
In 1997, Brilon joined Gary Gietz Master Builder, a luxury custom homebuilder in Scottsdale, Ariz., as head of business operations and chief financial officer. Here he incorporated systems to handle the custom and fast-paced nature of the company, achieving efficiencies to create substantial returns for the shareholders of the closely held company.
Brilon graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Iowa and is a certified public accountant.