I am an experienced business executive who enjoys building emerging companies into market leaders. For me the action is better when you are closer to the customer and can exert greater influence on critical strategic decisions. Whether as CEO or part of senior management, I have a strong interest in building another great company recognized for its excellent long-term profitability, lazar customer focus, quality brand reputation and innovative professional team.
After beginning my career with Ernst & Young, I wanted to play a more active role in managing companies. Following a brief stint in private equity, I joined Sonitrol as Chief Financial Officer in 1983, was named VP Marketing in 1986, Chief Operating Officer in 1988, and Chief Executive from 1993. Over two decades, our team and our partners grew the business tenfold (10x) making it the world leader in verified security under three corporate owners.
Following the company's sale in 2004 to a private equity group, I have pursued several lifelong interests while advising startup and development stage companies. This period has given me fresh perspectives which I am anxious to apply to my next assignment.