Multi-faceted entrepreneur focused on growing technology businesses in Birmingham. More about what I’m doing these days can be found HERE.
For five years (’03-’07), led the charge for economic growth through technology as President and CEO of TechBirmingham. During the full-time tenure, evangelized technology and launched signature events such as the annual TechBirmingham Ecycling Day, semi-annual TechMixers, and the Alabama-India TechVenture trade effort. Interviewed countless times by local television and print media, including the Birmingham View for their first episode regarding TechBirmingham’s efforts. Further, recognized by the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce with the honor of “Small Business Advocate of the Year” in 2007.
In Atlanta, was a venture capitalist after playing pivotal roles in WebMD, the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, and a company that was sold to AOL (NetChannel). During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, was a facilities planner with IBM, a software trainer at Lockheed, and owned a computer-aided design services company. Received degrees in Urban Design and Architecture, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
The one that board of directors seek to take on a project that has utmost importance to the success of the organization and often what no one else has ever accomplished. An innovative, versatile, and take-charge individual with broad abilities in corporate development, partnerships, product management/marketing, and business strategy. Always seeking an opportunity to improve a group’s effectiveness and its strategic importance to the industry in which it participates.
Recognized for success in leadership and the building of cross-functional teams in multi-mission organizations such as Atlanta’s Summer Olympic Games and WebMD, achieving results with extremely low churn. A “player/coach” who can multiplex between managerial and hands-on activities. Exhibited competency in navigation of complex corporate, local government, and academic organizations. Excels at working in ambiguous and rapid-change environments, guided by an organization’s mission and board leadership.