If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Life isn't about where you start, it's about the journey you take, what you believe in, and who you help along the way. My journey started as a tradesman, born from an ancestry of carpenters and plumbers. Started out as a paper boy for the Washington Post, mowing lawns, raking leaves, all to pay my way through school. First in my plumbing family tree to attend college. My journey is testimony that the American Dream is still alive, that you can do anything you set your mind to, that the only limitations you face are those you put upon yourself.
Along the way, I've met some incredible people who have believed in my dreams. Every day I thank them. And try to pay it forward.
Today I serve on several public, private and non-profit boards. I've become a mobile industry visionary, entrepreneur, public company executive and international best-selling author.
As CEO, I founded “Location-as-a-Service” (LaaS) and built Locaid into world’s largest LaaS platform. Early in my career I served as GM and CMO of Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC), where I am recognized for transforming our brand and products and orchestrating the $430M acquisition by Nokia. Also as CMO, I was on the founding team of Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), and a lead executive in taking the company public in 1999. I founded @once, an email marketing company later acquired by InfoUSA. I started out my career in engineering and management roles at Deloitte Consulting, American Express and Firestone Tire & Rubber.
My passions outside of work include family, music, cycling and fiction writing. My thrillers have been published by Random House and Forge. My bands play charity concerts in the Bay Area. Fun fact: I curate the world’s largest collection of map postcards.
Other board service includes: the CTIA –the Wireless Organization, Aratana (ticker: PETX), where I also serve on the Audit Committee, LocationSmart, and the Drew School as a trustee.