I’m a geek at heart, with a history of disassembling anything that has screws and a plug. Professionally I’ve been a tech executive for the last 20 years, although I love being a hands-on contributor. I have a lot of consumer experience with Social, Communication, Virtual Goods, Communities, Avatars, 3D, Two-Sided Marketplaces, and User Generated Content.

I consult in technical, product, and business leadership, with recent interim CTO and CPO roles. My sweet spot is solving the immediate needs of an executive team while helping find the right permanent person for the job. Contact me if you’re interested in working together! I am also a Venture Partner, funding early-stage startups.

If I am not in the Bay Area, I am likely in New Orleans, where I am an advisor to Idea Village, a startup accelerator helping build great companies that create more opportunity for NOLA.

When I’m not near a computer, I like to be as far away from them as possible, and I’ve found backpacking is a rewarding way to achieve this goal.

Berkeley is my home, and New Orleans is my second favorite place.  In the words of Tennessee Williams, “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.

Previous lives included developing video games (credits in 20+ titles, including the original Sim City), and tortilla-dodging action as part of the Incredibly Strange Wrestling crew.