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Prior to starting Corum in late 1985, Bruce Milne owned three software firms including, RoseSoft, and Accountants Microsystems, Inc. (AMI), the nation's largest supplier of vertical market microcomputer applications to practicing accountants. He raised over $11 million in equity to build AMI to #52 on the INC. 500 during the company's first five years.
Bruce has spent over 28 years in the computer industry. He started with UNISYS as one of the youngest managers in their International Division and progressed to Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) as National OEM Development Manager. Bruce was instrumental in developing dealer recruiting, training, and planning. He was part of the team that developed the DEC distributor channel and managed the software effort for the DEC Computer Stores, OEMs and dealers. In 1978, Bruce joined Alpine Data Systems, a large, national mini-computer VAD, as Vice President.
His industry participation includes serving as a past advisory board member for Apple, COMDEX, Microsoft, and IBM. Bruce is the founder and past chairman of the Washington Software Association and a past director of the Washington Technology Center at the University of Washington. He has also served on various other civic and corporate boards and advisory councils, including the Governor's Business Advisory Board, the Puget Sound Business Journal Advisory Board, and several software companies. Bruce is one of the leading experts in the software and Internet merger field, and is a frequent author and lecturer on valuations and software acquisitions. Through Corum he has published three books including Power Planning: Structuring Your Software Company for Success.
Bruce is an honors graduate in International Business from the University of Washington, and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.