March 2, 2018


Bud Albers

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

A.D. “Bud” Albers serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Recursive Labs, a developer, and innovator of state-of-the-art customer engagement platforms used to foster consumer-vendor communication.

For more than 20 years, Albers has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the online, mobile and media spaces as an author, innovator, inventor, leader and featured speaker.

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Prior to his role at Recursive Labs, Albers was executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at The Walt Disney Company, where he led Disney’s Connected and Advanced Technologies (DCAT) team. Albers and the DCAT were responsible for leading technological breakthroughs and developing cutting-edge solutions in support of the company’s new media technology efforts in the online, mobile and gaming arenas for Disney and all of their subsidiaries, including ABC, ABC News & ESPN.

Albers joined Disney from MediaNet, where he served as senior vice president and CTO, leading numerous high-profile digital music and video service launches, including those of Microsoft Zune, MTV Urge, Yahoo Music, AOL and Samsung Mobile.

Previously, Albers was senior vice president and the first CTO of Getty Images, one of the largest stock photography web sites, where, he successfully led the company’s highly profiled transition from bricks to clicks, completely migrating its traditional revenue streams into a fully online business model. At Getty, he also led integration efforts for 39 acquisitions, transforming the business into one of the most successful web-based businesses (according to J.P. Morgan & Co).

Albers was named to ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT leaders in December 2007. He has been an advisory board member to some of the world’s most prominent technology companies, including, HP and Adobe, just to name a few. He also led Silicon Valley venture capital firms, where he oversaw numerous technology startups.

Albers lives in St. Louis, Mo. He holds a Computer Science degree from McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.

Jean Roberson

Chief Financial Officer

Jean Roberson serves as Chief Financial Officer for Recursive Labs, where she uses her expertise to contribute guidance on financial decisions, business operations, and strategic planning.

Jean is an experienced finance executive who provides CFO consulting services to several companies using innovative technology to deliver services. Jean works with fast-growing companies offering telemedicine, social media marketing, cybersecurity solutions, customer engagement platforms, genetics data analysis and plant science.

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Her areas of expertise include seed and venture funding, acquisition due-diligence and transaction closings, cap table management, financial modeling, business model development, development and reporting of key performance indicators, pricing and commission structures, financial reporting, audit management and human resources.

Jean lives in St. Louis, MO and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri St. Louis.