A career in technology was never in doubt for Donovan. He was ferrying punch cards around the data center at Houston Natural Gas at age 5 and swapping out magnetic tapes while perched atop boxes of printer paper. At 12, he landed his first paid job building and repairing CP/M-based personal computers.
From there he attended University of Houston where he majored in Computer Science. In the mid-90s, Donovan co-founded Bravo Zulu Interactive with Malcolm Wolter and later merged in 2006 with BrandExtract.
Donovan has plied his digital trade for clients such as Marathon Oil, Apache, Murphy Oil, Coke Foods and Ernst & Young.