My Technology Bio includes strategic roles in government policy, business development, and sales management. My employers are market leaders like IBM, Brio, TopTier/SAP, Borland, Soonr, MapInfo and Carma. Because I started 4 businesses before the age of 15 years, I was driven to graduate early from high-school and pay my way through college working at IBM. My studies included Drama and Computer Science at the University of Texas, plus Marketing at Stanford.
I smile anytime a camera is near and I’ve never met anyone I didn’t know or like.
I have been honored to learn from from some of the brightest engineers, and most respected visionaries of high technology – most noteworthy;
Ben Rosen – the “God Father” of Venture Capital (Apple, Compaq, Citrix, Electronic Arts, Lotus, Silicon Graphics, Seven Rosen Ventures)
Shai Agassi – President SAP Product Technology Group and CEO of Better Place
Richard Schwartz: Founder Ansa (Paradox), CTO Borland, CTO Vignette
I am an eternal optimist, my daughter’s No#1 fan, loyal husband, technology spokesperson, transportation wonk, salesperson’s salesman, leader and cheerleader for the team!
I have been in front of a camera since the age of 8 years old, including musicals and national commercials such as; Nerf, Play-Doh and 7-Eleven. I have been spokesperson for 10 hot-rod technology startups; 6 took the first exit of acquisition, and another 2 took the express lanes to IPO. As a result, I presented to thousands of C-Level executives, media reporters, regulators, industry panels, and members of congress.