After college and eager to please, I went to work for IBM. But I quickly discovered that the big company bureaucracy wasn’t a great match for my ambitions. Luckily I made some great friends, who were much smarter than me, and we left IBM in 1995 to start our own company, Ganymede Software.
Over the course of the next 5 years, we raised money from venture capitalists, grew to over 100 people, and sold the company in early 2000 by NetIQ.
As a result of this successful entrepreneurial adventure, I have been able to structure my life around an eclectic set of interests and activities. I am on the Board of Directors at the Track and Field Athletes Association
, a part-time farmer, husband, dad to twin boys. And in spite of never having been a runner, I am training for a sub-60 second 400 meter dash.
Which Circle Should You Place Me In?
These are the areas I am interested in:
- Venture Capital
- Track and Field