Co-Founders | Our Team
Deborah Perry Piscione
In addition to being a co-founder of BettyConfidential.com, Deborah Perry Piscione is a bestselling author, on-air political commentator and public speaker. She is the co-author (with Dr. Julianne Malveaux) of a Washington Post bestseller entitled Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (Perigee, September 2002), and a television and radio commentator on CNN and National Public Radio. As a television and radio commentator, Deborah has appeared as a guest on The Today Show, Wolf Blitzer Reports, The McLaughlin Group, The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Politically Incorrect, and has been a featured guest on PBS, BET and National Public Radio programs including Justice Talking, Public Interest and The Tavis Smiley Show. She has been featured in leading women’s magazines such as Ladies’ Home Journal, and in newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News and Sacramento Bee.
Early in her career, Deborah served as a congressional staffer for then-U.S. Senator Connie Mack, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and a political appointee for President George Bush (41st president), and specialized her legislative and executive career in foreign policy. From these positions, Deborah gained a breadth of writing experience in op-eds, political speeches and press releases, and later became a freelance writer for magazines such as Ladies’ Home Journal and National Geographic Traveler. She has won numerous awards including a Gracie Allen Award for her participation in a debate for NPR’s Justice Talking, and a distinguished award from The White House Project.
In addition to being a co-founder, Shaun has more than 20 years of experience and a track-record of innovating new online products and services and building and leading successful teams for both start-ups and established companies. Early in his career, he helped launch several successful technology start-ups followed by principal roles at Fortune-500 companies including Xerox and Tandem, now part of HP. Shaun then launched an e-commerce company which was profitable within three months and purchased by a large online media firm within one year. Soon after, he was recruited by Schwab where he turned-around a number of key divisions, directly resulting in several increases in revenue for the company. He has contributed to standards committees, spoken at industry conferences and has received a patent for the first mobile integrated browser/instant messenger. Shaun holds an A.B. from UC Berkeley and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC San Francisco.