I am a passionate entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience building and leading teams and companies that make products at Internet scale. I’ve gotten to work with some amazing people while co-founding several companies including Urban Airship (now Airship), Odava and Bac’n. I've got a technical background having studied computer science and getting my start as a system engineer back in the day, I made the switch to the business side back in 2007. I've raised a bunch of money, orchestrated large deals, built absolutely fantastic companies with wonderful cultures. Professionally, I have been really lucky.
I've been fortunate to be recognized as a leader in the industry having been named to Red Herring’s list of ‘25 Titans in waiting’ in early 2007 and winning the Entrepreneur's Award for Individual Achievement by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network in 2012. I used to love speaking publicly on mobile and technology. I am also an avid pizza maker, meat smoker, crypto-currency owner, bacon lover, father and husband living in Portland, OR.
I am currently starting up a new venture with some of my partners in crime from previous companies and looking to help other entrepreneurs with building their early-stage businesses.