I am CEO of Strategyn. I have been an entrepreneur and investor for the past two decades.
I also founded earthscreen, and I previously served as CEO of Blue Falcon Networks (which became Akimbo after a merger with NexTV). We raised two equity rounds from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sprout Group, and Zone Ventures. Akimbo raised additional equity from Kleiner Perkins, Cisco and AT&T.
Prior to Blue Falcon, I was CEO of mValue, a privacy software company. We raised equity from leading institutional investors including SunAmerica and Zone Ventures.
Prior to mValue, I worked as an associate for GTCR Golder Rauner, a 20-year-old private equity firm based in Chicago with over $3 billion under management. During my business school summer, I worked as a product manager at Microsoft in the Windows group.
Back in 1995, I co-founded The Aviation Group with my Dad, a former Naval Aviator. In 1993, I was a founding employee of a buy-out firm in Los Angeles and was part of the principal team that acquired Steinway & Sons to form the now public Steinway Musical Instruments.
In the early 1990s, I developed a real-time video sampler called VuJak with two friends. After college, I ran a non-linear recording studio in Los Angeles.
I taught Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, and I taught the Venture Plan class in the Presidio School of Management's Sustainable MBA Program.
In college, I spent a summer studying at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University. I have an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
I play music, soar, sail, swim and teach when I can. I live in San Francisco with my wife and three daughters.