In two words, I am a technology entrepreneur. And consultant. (Damn, that’s four words.)
I love technology and start-ups and “translating” between the business side and the technology side. That is what I have spent the last 23 years doing, most recently having spent the last decade as CEO of Qstream.
My background is a mix of Computer Science and executive management.
I am fascinated by problems that live at the intersection of Computer Science (software engineering, machine learning and data science) and the human condition (psychology, neuroscience and behavior change.)
And of course I have a LinkedIn profile.
I am the Chairman at Qstream, a company I co-founded in 2008 and ran as CEO for its first decade, as well as an advisor and investor in technology start-ups, particularly in the enterprise SaaS space.
Qstream is a mobile sales enablement and analytics company spun off from Harvard University to bring a unique and scientifically-proven behavior change, knowledge retention and analytics methodology to a wider audience.
Prior to Qstream, in 2006 I founded a consulting company, blurgl, focused on delivering “CTO for hire” services to public, SMB and start-up clients, as well as venture capital and private equity firms.
Before blurgl, I spent over a decade as a board member and Chief Technology Officer of WBT Systems, an enterprise e-Learning software company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland that I co-founded in 1995 when I created one of the world’s first Learning Management Systems. We sold the company to Avnet (NYSE:AVT) in 2006.
When asked (yes, it does happen, don’t be smart) I have described myself as an information junkie, an unabashed Apple fan, an on-and-off practitioner of aikido (“origami with people instead of paper”), a private pilot, and a big fan of parentheses.
Yes, I am a nerd. (This is my favorite xkcd.)
Yes, I love Star Trek. (Really enjoyed Discovery much more than expected.)