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Virtual Intelligence Briefing

About VIB

A leading data company that improves their customers' performance metrics
by providing proven market programs


Our Approach

Virtual Intelligence Briefing was founded by software industry insiders.
Our approach has been shaped by 25+ years of experience partnering with leading tech companies to drive high-performing initiatives.

We are lucky enough to count tech giants like Nutanix, Veeam, and VMware amongst our clients.


Our Story

As a startup or emerging technology company, it is critical for growth to generate regular, high-quality leads.

Formerly an IT salesperson, Sean Shea was more than familiar with that reality. Years ago, the company he worked for wasn’t providing enough quality leads. Their sales department knew they had the potential to generate more qualified leads with access to a wider database.

Instead of waiting for leads to come, Sean explored the idea of generating his own. He created an online magazine entitled “Virtual Strategy Magazine,” which conducted interviews with technologists, then wrote content around those interviews.

Next, Sean dove into email marketing. He purchased qualified data to market services via email. The combination of content and email marketing proved successful.

So successful, in fact, that in 2010 Sean decided it was time to step away from his job in IT sales to instead generate leads for startup and emerging technology companies full-time. That business, Virtual Intelligence Briefing (ViB), has now been providing high quality leads for nearly 10 years.

How do we do it?

ViB has a database of 2.0 million contacts, which we can break down into highly-targeted segments to fit your needs. We send emails through our domain, which means anyone who opts out from receiving future communication is doing with our list, not yours.

This also removes the risk of becoming a nuisance to potential leads or blacklisting your company’s domain. We take all of the risk, handing you all of the benefit.

We are confident you’ll be pleased with your results if you choose to work with ViB – we guarantee it!

Our Guiding Principles

We're passionate about giving back.

Sean Shea and Dan Cottam met on a volunteering trip to Haiti sponsored by Be Like Brit Foundation, a non-profit that built a 19,000 square foot earthquake-proof home for 66 children. The home’s mission came from the inspiration of Britney Gengel who perished in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


VIB runs a voluntary Pay it Forward Program for employees, allowing them to volunteer their time and be paid for their work.

How we give back to the community:

Our IT Community

Boost your webinar, events & online registrations

Our IT community is comprised of over 2MM+ IT decision-makers and professionals who respect our brand. Our community profiles range from IT, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Legal, and HR functions, and our contact data is continually curated and refreshed.

Our end-user community respects our brand, is highly engaged, and is responsive to our offers. They take our surveys on the promise that they will receive the results before they are released to the market, which empowers them to inform and educate their peers and advocate for the solutions required to succeed.




IT & technical roles


Manager level and above (VP, Director, CEO)


Trusted by Global Brands

From SMB to Fortune 500, our clients are leading software and tech companies who are eager to drive marketing ROI.

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