James Bairey

James Bairey, a former Silicon Valley marketing executive, founded Forno Bravo in 2003. Prior Forno Bravo, Mr. Bairey was the founder and managing partner of a consulting firm that worked with large companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Apple, 3Com, and Novell, as well as scores of successful start-up companies. His firm's clients created a number of breakthrough products and services, including the first major Internet service provider, web authoring software, Internet firewall software, network-attached storage, web application server, and web calendar services. Through mergers and initial public offerings, the firm's clients created over $5B in market value.

He has lived in Spain, England, Austria, and Italy, and currently resides with his wife and two daughters in Pebble Beach, California. He is an avid distance runner, and is committed to running a sub 3 hour marathon in 2011—he's at 3:04. You can sponsor James to run the Boston to Big Sur Challenge and raise money for the Christopher Reeve Foundation.


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Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

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