Dave Perry

Dave Perry is the Chief Operating Officer of XOR Inc., a software company headquartered In Austin, Texas, which develops Artificial Intelligence applications to automate employee recruiting workflow for large corporations. By using XOR’s applicant engagement chatbot, companies recruit the best employees faster and at a lower cost than ever before.


With a professional career in sales, marketing and P&L leadership with Texas Instruments, Avocent Corporation, Zebra Imaging and Tenduit Software, Mr. Perry’s broad career achievements span large multinational technology companies to startups. His major startup accomplishment was achieved with Avocent Corporation, a startup datacenter management systems company, that he joined in 1998 and led to $500M+ annual revenues, eventually culminating in a $1.2B acquisition of the company.


Additionally, Mr. Perry teaches entrepreneurship in the MBA program at the Acton School of Business, mentors startups at the Capital Factory accelerator and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marbridge Foundation which serves adults with cognitive learning challenges.


Mr. Perry is a veteran of the US Air Force and earned his bachelor’s degree at Texas State University, an MBA at Hardin-Simmons University and is a 2003 alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.