Chief Executive Officer
Austin Technology Council
Barbary Brunner serves as Chief Executive Officer at Austin Technology Council. Ms. Brunner served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Innovations at MediaNews Group, Inc. since August 18, 2011 and served as its Chief Digital Products Officer until 2011. Ms. Brunner lead corporate marketing strategy, product innovations and business intelligence across MediaNews Group’s affiliated properties.
Ms. Brunner has more than 20 years of experience as an executive at global technology leaders Experian, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Vivendi Universal and in her consulting business which provided strategy, brand and organizational solutions to small and mid-sized companies. She joined MediaNews Group from affiliate property, The Denver Post, where she served as Chief Digital Products Officer.
She is an advisor and board member to, and investor in, a number of early stage companies. Prior to joining The Denver Post, she held executive roles in marketing, product and strategy at Experian. Ms. Brunner served as Chief Marketing Officer at PriceGrabber.com, Inc. She was responsible for Marketing and Brand development for PriceGrabber and lead all product management, marketing and marketing communications for it.
Prior to joining PriceGrabber, Ms. Brunner served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Yahoo! Media and before that, she served as Director of Global Product Planning for MSN at Microsoft. She also held executive roles at Sierra Online and other companies across a variety of disciplines ranging from program management to strategic planning and marketing. She was mentor of the Founder Institute's global accelerator program and prior to her years in high tech, worked with nonprofits and civic organizations as a board member, committee chair and lobbyist.
Ms. Brunner majored in Medieval Studies at Reed College.