Fluent in many programming languages, Donovan Buck is vocal about pushing his team of developers to stay at the forefront of the field. As BrandExtract’s head of software engineering, he believes that to develop truly innovative technologies that remove roadblocks for users, you have to constantly learn and grow your own capabilities. In turn, the firm can better help clients realize their goals and ensure the question “Can we do it?” never enters the equation.
In the mid-90s, he and Malcolm Wolter co-founded Bravo Zulu! Interactive, which merged with BrandExtract in 2006. Donovan has led the development of custom applications and large-scale corporate websites for clients such as Marathon Oil, Apache, Murphy Oil and Ernst & Young.