Since I started coding at six years old on my father’s college mainframe I have been in love with computers. This love drew me to 25+ years of technology leadership across a diverse array of startups and companies, including ExactTarget ($2.5B Salesforce acquisition) and Virta Health ($2B valuation). I started working with Dave and Josh way back in 1997 to build Spinner ($320MM AOL acquisition), which would soon become one of the best startup experiences of my life. I then became an advisor for their next company, Grouper, so joining Freestyle as Founding Advisor and CTO came naturally.
I have 60 software patents, a PhD in foosball, and a knack for hacking my home automation systems. I love mentoring early-career technology leaders and giving back to the startup ecosystem where I found success. Whenever I get a chance I travel to isolated destinations for distraction-free thinking about the future of tech, humanity, and myself.