James Brown

Chief Executive Officer

James Brown has more than 25 years of software experience and brings to Smart Communications deep expertise leading high-growth SaaS organizations and ensuring success among enterprise-level customers in highly regulated industries.

As founder and CEO of Zinc Ahead, James quickly grew the company to become a leading provider of commercial content management solutions. It provided marketing compliance solutions for more than 100 of the largest pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology firms worldwide and became known in the industry for its commitment to game-changing technology combined with excellence in customer success. Following Zinc Ahead’s acquisition by Veeva, James served as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s commercial content division.

Most recently, James served as an Entrepreneur Advisor at Accel-KKR, where he worked on new investment opportunities and consulted with a number of companies across the portfolio.

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