Colin Gounden


Colin joined Via after having successfully sold Grail Research, where he was founder and CEO. Under Colin’s leadership, Grail Research grew from its first employee in April 2006 to a leading business intelligence and analytics firm with more than 300 full-time employees in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and China at the time of sale in 2009. Colin went on to become Chief Marketing Officer and then President across all business units of the acquiring company (18 locations and 2,000 people). Prior to founding Grail Research, Colin was a partner and elected board director at a top 5 global strategy consulting and private equity investment firm with $2Bn in assets under management. He also previously worked with IBM in France, the UK, Mexico and the US before co-founding a technology services firm that he grew and sold for $97M in 1999.