Senior Exec for two IPOs to NASDAQ (Ashton-Tate, Symantec). Built VC firm. Angel Investor in Ask Jeeves, INFN, AMRS, eASIC, Bloom Energy. High energy strategic thinker. Engineer with skills in all areas of business. Experienced M&A expert.
Much general management experience, and CEO experience. Strong altruistic tendencies.
M&A experience: At Symantec I lead the takeovers of their first acquisition (TimeLine), and their most strategic acquisition; Norton. I drove the merger processes to ensure success and upside. The implementation of the Norton merger has been called “the best ever in Tech”. I also lead the successful acquisition of PCAnywhere and an AV technology company into the Norton Group.
Mobile Automation was acquired by iPAS and Our Neighorhood Energy was acquired by CBD Energy Australia. Two informative experiences of being acquired.
Consultant to CEOs of large companies and startups.
Played a key role in building Ashton Tate (dBASE), Symantec Norton, Knowledge Adventure, Mobile Automation and ArtSlant and more.
Two IPOs. Three startups sold to public companies.
Expert in Crowd Funding of businesses
Born on a farm in the UK, moved to Silicon Valley to get into VC funded startups. My accent is gradually migrating across the Atlantic Ocean..