With a broad and extremely diverse international background in high technology involving the creation, design and launch of innovative consumer products, enterprise software and eCommerce systems and leading edge mobile and wireless solutions, I have built a successful career by generating significant shareholder value pioneering early stage concepts, creating/executing multi-channel sales strategies, recruiting key team members, managing departmental and company wide P&L, identifying, targeting and acquiring complimentary companies and technologies and securing multi-million commitments from investors, strategic partners and customers.
Sep 2007 - Present
Spun out of Polaroid several years ago, ZINK Imaging has invented the first "inkless printing technology". No ink, no cartridge, no waste! (www.zink.com) ZINK is bringing it's revolutionary technology to market through a broad range of Brand partners around the world. I am focused on the Mobile and Wireless eco-system with Brand partners that want to capture the Brand changing opportunity of ZINK. ZINK printing can be embedded in virtually anything and represents what Forbes magazine recently called "the next emerging Disruptive technology in printing". You will soon see Zink-enabled mobile printers for camera phones, digital cameras with embedded printers and all kinds of consumer and commercial products that bring the Printing to the Content and deliver significant value by bringing digital content into the physical world. For a Zink technology demo see http://www.demo.com/demonstrators/demo2007/91378.php
Oct 1990 - Present
Global Assist Ltd
Sourced and licensed 4 out of 10 of the top selling PC software titles in Japan, wrote channel marketing and sales plan for several major software companies, provides due diligence to VC firms on innovative new technologies, represented Ministry of Economic Development Ontario Canada in US.
1997 - 2000
HighPoint Systems, Inc.
Senior mgmt team, raised VC and angel funding, helped create go to market strategy and managed all business development, sales and prof. services for nations first home grocery shopping infrastructure firm. Successfully engaged major consumer electronic and technology partners, major grocery chains around the world and established initial company revenue targets.
1994 - 1997
VP Sales and later CEO of the Macintosh's #1 productivity solution IN CONTROL. (Attain's founders previously wrote FileMaker Pro and successfully sold it to Apple) Established and managed all sales and reseller channels, acquired two leading products, raised funding and retargeted company to the Internet.
1989 - 1989
consultant on business plan
Consulted on and wrote indirect sales strategy for original business plan
1980 - 1989
Senior mgmt team of one of the first third party software companies, created some of the very first Channel Sales in the software industry, established and managed all indirect sales internationally, member international BOD, sourced for acquisition several other software firms, company successfully sold to HR Block.
1980 - 1982
Dir Retail Expansion
The Computer Store
One of the mgmt team that created the world's first computer retail chain. Set up 19 store chain down the East Coast that featured Apple Computer and ran business development for distribution arm that was Apple's first and only distributor. Introduced to market ground breaking titles like VisiCalc, the very first spreadsheet.
1969 - 1973
Spent second year at Wagner College Bregenz, Austria, was player/coach Bregenz basketball team.