Gary Dowdy

Dowdy PhotoGary Dowdy is an award-winning technology executive with experience in e-Business/mobile, digital marketing, software development, systems integration, business development, transformational leadership and strategic planning from start-ups to corporate.

As a partner with Blue Orbit, a management consulting firm based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Dowdy leads the mobile strategy and integration practice.

Gary has a strong entrepreneurial track record. From 1988 to 1997, he was co-founder and president of two technology companies specializing in the automation of distribution centers and creation of software development products.  In 1993, he received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, presented by the United States Small Business Administration.  From 1998 to 2008, Gary held numerous technology, e-commerce and marketing roles at the executive level at Cardinal Health (Fortune 19) in Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio.  Since 2008, Mr. Dowdy has been a consultant and executive at four startup companies, one of which recently sold for $187 million.

Mr. Dowdy teaches an Internet and Mobility MBA course at the University of Arkansas, Walton College of Business.  He previously taught a similar class at Ohio State University as an adjunct professor from 2006 to 2012.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.