In this bio, I think you will see that I like helping people out. I do that as an advisor, investor, connector and by giving time and money in some cases. I provide value by leveraging skills, experience, brains and relationships. There’s a pretty good chance that I can help you out by utilizing one or more of these things.
I was the founding CEO of Leverage Software which I founded in 2003 and sold in 2011. Leverage is an on-demand social business software solution to enable more effective employee and customer sharing. I’ve spoken at conferences produced by Gartner, O’Reilly Media, Forrester, AMA, Salesforce.com, New Marketing Labs and others. I have founded and run software companies and services firms and have been in the trenches as a sales rep, partner manager, sales manager and have run sales and business development teams at the VP level – I can likely help you with sales, partner and strategy related things – if you need that. I began my career at Raytheon Company where I designed missile defense systems. I received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MBAs from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Columbia University. I have had the good fortune of attending TED for each of the last 6 years, and Summit Series for the last several events. One of my greatest strengths has always been helping companies increase revenue.
I have been hit by lightning, hung out with other back-packers at the pyramids and jumped out of planes (and also just started to learn how to fly them).
Advisory Boards and Investments
I am currently advising a few exciting companies including LovingEco – acquired 5/2012, SurfAir (also an investor), 12Society, Circle38 and 15five. I’m helping these firms develop go-to-market strategies, develop revenue models, increase revenues, develop partnerships, develop social strategies and raise money. If you would like to discuss adding me to your advisory board, please connect with me here. I launched San Francisco Daily Secret (they raised a new round of financing) and now advise the team on Global expansion. I am also an investor in a few startups including Uber, Surf Air and Curebit; and am interested in other disruptive companies with outstanding teams and huge markets. My first Angel investment was Salesforce.com, which I made in 1999.
I’m a big believer in giving back and support charity: water and Summer Harlow (and her sisters) and her initiatives. I also believe that there needs to be more awareness, acceptance of truth and help around suicide awareness and plan to help out in this area and I believe that www.TWLOHA.com is doing a great job addressing these issues.
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