Atlanta, Georgia, US
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Founded 2+ startups
I've been a technology founder and entrepreneur for almost 30 years, having created both private and public companies on both coasts including Silicon Valley and right here in Atlanta. My specific expertise is the ability to bring leading-edge technology solutions to a raw idea along with creative insight, business strategy, and rapid execution to incubate new ventures - from napkin idea to launch to growth to exit.
Right now I'm looking for a new challenge to pursue. I'm on the hunt for the right combination of partner and idea, market size and potential. There's nothing more exciting than a new venture. I simply love startups. I love the collaboration, the learning, the creative process, and I especially enjoy architecting and building award-winning intellectual property that can disrupt markets.
In addition to technology build and execution, I can also bring other talent, time, my network of relationships, and a headful of common business sense and experience to give our next endeavor a head start.
Former exits... Bytewise (industrial automation), Datasoft (fintech), iLumen (D&B for private companies), RocketStream (accelerated data delivery), Voyant (broadband for airlines), Leadblossom (high performance data search), Davinci (multi-channel marketing), CUTC (hospitality), HotFlock (hotel normalization technologies).
Currently focused on high performance front-ends (React), mobile (React Native), horizontally scalable middleware proxies (Erlang), cloud data systems (Mongo, ElasticSearch), and gorgeous user experiences. Also enjoy Python, C, C++, SQL, LESS, JS, Node, and getting my head around blockchain, machine learning, and AI.
Love SaaS, mobile, dashboards, ecommerce, fast fashion, video streaming, big data, analytics, smart people, low hanging fruit, ux design, industries screaming for next generation solutions, work hard play hard, and blowing customers (and investors) away.
The journey is the reward. - ..you should know
January 1989 - December 1992
Automation solutions based on software and hardware-based laser management platforms for the tire industry. Acquired.
January 1992 - December 1996
Fintech startup providing fraud detection, check management, and regulatory compliance software. Acquired.
January 1996 - December 2006
Software development consultancy and startup partner.
January 2002 - December 2006
Startup focused on real-time video telemetry and accelerated file transfer using proprietary data packet delivery system. Acquired.
Founder / CTO
January 2006 - December 2008
Public company, technology holding company, developing next generation broadband systems for commercial airlines. Rolled up.
January 2009 - December 2011
Stealth mode startup incubating high speed data search and intelligence systems.
January 2011 - December 2013
Startup based around high speed data search, fulfillment, and multi-channel outbound marketing systems. Acquired.
January 2014 - November 2017
Discount travel platform for national credit union members. Acquired.
January 2009 - Today
Startup partner and software development consultancy.
Georgia Institute of Technology
1988 - 1988
2015 - Today