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About Me

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.

See LinkedIn profile for more information. Email me at cur… CLICK HERE …mer.com.

3 Comments
  1. 3 October 2006 1:58 pm

    Hello. I came across your site and really enjoy it. I was wondering if you could help me out by posting the following to help spread the word. Thanks!

    Jim ‘N Nick’s in Five Points is donating a portion of their proceeds from Happy Hour this Friday, Oct. 6 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Happy Hour is from 4-7pm and includes $2 20oz domestic beers.

    There will also be a raffle where you can have a chance to win gift certificates to Ben & Jerry’s, McAlister’s, Outback, Planet Smoothie, and several other Birmingham area restaurants. Tickets for the raffle are only $1!!!

  2. 5 October 2006 10:42 am

    Hi,
    I’d love to use your photo of santa for my humor book 50 Bosses Worse Than Yours. I saw it on flickr. want to see if this is cool
    thanks
    justin

  3. 10 January 2007 11:20 am

    Saw your popular blog and wondered if you might help spread the word for a fundraiser for Gateway, a nonprofit agency here in Birmingham. Details:
    Gateway Black Tie Dye Affair
    Friday, January 26, 2007
    Zydeco

    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Downstairs
    Ryan Kinder

    8:30pm-12:30am
    Upstairs
    Rick Carter from Rollin’ in the Hay
    The Justin Johnson Band

    Tickets $25
    Order by January 12th and receive a free event t-shirt!
    To purchase tickets – http://www.gway.org or call 205-510-2762.
    Dress is casual.
    All proceeds benefit Gateway.

    Thanks so much, and hope to see you there!

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