Founder and CEO at Kandy
- San Francisco Bay Area, US CA
The key to growth,—is two things: one is extraordinary customer success…And two is incredible innovation @Benioff
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]
They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. #apple think different
Spigit software is the global leader in Innovation Management used by over 83% of the F100. Raised over 40M led by Warburg Pincus and built the first ever purposeful social software enabled with crowd-sourcing. Spigit makes idea and innovation management software that connects your community of employees, customers and business partners to increase productivity and drive innovation. Spigit combines enterprise collaboration and social tools, game theory, idea management and prediction markets, with automatic idea graduation, user reputation, and currency management systems. All community interactions are quantified using Spigit's proprietary algorithms which filter out the noise and let you find the best ideas, content and people, to focus on what matters most. After building a new category SAAS business and merged with Mindjet in the Fall of 2013.
This was my chance to take a sinking ship and make it float. Brought in by the board to create an exit plan. Within three weeks was asked to lead the transition and replace the CEO. Successfully sold the PCQuote business to eSignal and sold our technology to 5 of the top 6 global exchanges. A life changing experience in understanding turnarounds and the need to move quickly and without any hesitation on the things you can actually control.
One of 7 presidents I was responsible for 650M quote for global broadband. Built a large partner ecosystem which sold services that required bandwidth. I left GX after my employment agreement was fulfilled.
Took the revenue from 90M to over 205M and sold to Exodus for 6.7B Worked for the CEO of bot Global Crossing and Global Center Leo Hindrey.
After selling MXNet to IXnet I ran strategy and helped take the company public and shortly after going public sold to Global Crossing for 3.9B.
MXNet was the first financial market extranet. We delivered 30+ content sources from the cloud (yes 1996) including Reuters, Telerate, Bloomberg, Cantor, etc by connecting a single IP router at the customer premise. SL&K funded my first startup. company was doing so well we had multiple offers withing the first 18 months including one by Reuters.
Worked for the two partners overseeing trading systems for over 2B in management. This is where my inspiration came to start my first company MXNet and RCM was my first customer.
Was responsible for the engineering and implementation of Trading Room Systems for Reuters reporting to the Eastern Region CEO. Prior to being CTO I was a systems engineer with Reuters since college and was relocated several times - Chicago, Dallas, CT and Boston.
Industrial Technology & Robotics
Took Enginering Course Work and played Collegiate Baseball
In the third annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features private companies in 16 industries—from aerospace to financial services to cybersecurity to retail—whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. These forward-thinking upstarts have identified unexploited niches in the marketplace that have the potential to become billion-dollar businesses, and they rushed to fill them. In the process, they are creating new ecosystems for their products and services. Unseating corporate giants is no easy feat. But we ranked those venture capital–backed companies doing the best job. Already it's hard to think of the world without them
Spigit was #67 from the INC. 500
Went to the final game in 2009 and lost by one run - the only team to compete in back to back to back world series championship games (Salt lake City, UT - Loudon, VA - Jamestown, NY
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