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I am a serial entrepreneur, having spent the last 20 years founding numerous successful startups in the technology, bioscience, financial services, and real estate arenas. Fortunately for my wife and kids, I've taken a leave of absence from day-to-day management, instead focusing on managing my investments and taking on interesting consulting projects.
My recent past has been occupied by various C-level positions (CTO, COO and CEO). I paid a lot of 'tuition' during the DotCom bubble, but got back up on the horse and kept at it (please excuse the mixed metaphors).
My key ability is an ability to develop a plan, then get it done. I am a firm believer in the adage that 'failing to plan means planning to fail.'
Further, as a confirmed polyglot with a broad background that includes university degrees in the Arts, the Sciences, and graduate-level business, and the accompanying corporate development work that bridges various disciplines, I have been successful in providing strategic direction, brand and new product development, start-up and broad-based consulting in a wide selection of industries. That said, I am most experienced in technical and technology disciplines, and particularly so during the startup phase.
I take pride in my ability to communicate complex ideas and needs to team members and customers, and have been told I am an excellent teacher. This has translated to exceptional direct sales results at those times when I have taken a selling role. More...
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Hermes Management LLC
2005 - Present
Managing Director. Closely held Private Equity and Asset Management firm. Key projects: establishment of a dual onshore/offshore hedge management vehicle; built analytical system for trend...
2009 - 2011
Founder and managing director of a licensed Federal Defense contractor in the area of telecommunications construction. TWIC-holder. Qualifying Party with LSLBC in the Telecommunications specialty....
Patriot Services Corp, & Axcess CMS LLC
2008 - 2010
Initiated and built Federal contracting effort; established teaming agreements with three service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone companies and a Tribal 8A-owned entity; with...
Americhip Int'l Inc
Vice-Chair of the Board; then, CEO
2008 - 2009
Vice-Chairman of the Board, then CEO. Turnaround and Recovery Operation for publicly-traded company. Key projects: negotiated KSI Machine & Engineering divestiture; sourced, drove Orbitform...
2002 - 2006
Managing Director, Founder. Technology management and telecom construction general contractor. Key projects: Pelican Village campus-wide integrated data, voice, video deployment; built...
Applied Bioscience Inc.
2004 - 2005
Managing Director, Founder. Startup bioscience company involving tissue regeneration and healing. Key projects: company formation, recruitment of scientific advisory staff; codification of platelet...
Etool & Die Inc, then iRev2 Inc.
1995 - 2002
Etool & Die Inc. CEO, Founder. Software development, application service provider. Key projects: CPM Group Commodity Pricing Distribution System; US EPA Environmental Accounting Initiative;...
A. B. Freeman School of Business/Tulane University
MBA, major in Finance. Beta Gamma Sigma honors.
Donaldson Real Estate School
Specialist in Real Estate (LA)
2008 - 2008
BA (French); BS (Molecular Biology)
1990 - 1994