Operational and transactional experience in technology companies in all stages, both public and private. Co-founder of two successful software startups, both were acquired, the most notable had a successful IPO prior to an acquisition by Microsoft. Previously served as a turn-around CEO for two venture capital backed companies, one was acquired and the other went on to successfully raise several additional rounds of expansion capital. Current experience includes working with a small IT centric defense contracting company to assist in bringing best practices from silicon valley to the "beltway."
Recently served as the President and CEO of Daegis, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAEG). Daegis, a company grounded in legacy software products, required a complete realignment and refocus to adjust to the broad changes and adaptations in IT delivery and cloud infrastructure. Daegis was acquired by Open Text Corporation in November of 2015.
Current and previous public and private Board positions include AXS-One, Daegis Inc, Syntrio Corporation.
Served 8 1/2 years on active duty as a Naval Officer and F-14 pilot, multiple overseas deployments while assigned to an aircraft carrier based fighter squadron.
ATP with Type Ratings in the Cessna Citation 550 and Beechcraft King Air 300.
Education: B.S. Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy.