Robert Futrell

Robert Futrell, Adjunct Instructor

Robert FutrellContact

Email: rfutrell@udallas.edu

Bio

An experienced technology entrepreneur and leader in product development, Davin has led the social, messaging, and advertising product teams at MetroPCS in the launch of key services. With a background in early phase technology/company analysis and mobile media, he pulls together a solution that truly gets at the key “pain point.” With a range of experiences in technology, finance, and strategy positions, he has worked with major VC firms in Silicon Valley and other locations to explore early stage start-ups of interest, particularly in the mobile and advertising industry.

A strategist in new product development, wireless user experience, and analysis, Davin has rolled out advanced data services and increased customer take rates by triple digits on new products. Builds on a consultant's toolkit to logically think through the challenges and opportunities of the business situation. Expert negotiator who creates win-win situations that promote success.

Specialties: Mobile, advertising, telecommunications, partnership negotiations, product management, entrepreneurship, technology.

News

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