Work experience

Work experience
2007 - Present

Chairman and Co-Founder

http://www.visualcv.com

Co-founder and co-inventor of recruiting concept based upon a unique Web-enabled multimedia resume format. With fellow co-founders, developed product ideas, positioning and strategy. Raised angel financing round and venture capital, and helped recruit board members. What you are looking at is remarkably close to the original vision!

2005 - Present

Managing Partner and Founder

Bibury Partners

Bibury Partners is a small investment and advisory firm focused on early stage Internet and software companies. Advisory work includes assistance with market positioning and strategy, financing and recruiting. Investments to date include EnterpriseDB, RollStream, and VisualCV. Advisory clients include CPower, Inc., sold to Constellation Energy in 2010.

2006 - 2011

Chairman (Non-Executive)

Rollstream, Inc.

Investor and board member at this Web 2.0 supply-chain collaboration firm. Assisted with positioning, strategy and customer acquisition. Recruited new CEO and helped prepare company for ultimate sale to GXS in 2011.

2005 - 2007

Chairman (Non-Executive)

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Asked by founders and venture capital investors to take on non-executive Chairman role at this leading open source enterprise-class database company. Assisted with market positioning, strategy, and recruiting of management team. Led initial fund-raising efforts, and supported subsequent venture capital fundraising.

1996 - 2005

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

http://www.webMethods.com

Led this enterprise and internet software company from inception through IPO and beyond to become a $200 million/year category leader. Developed company's very first product (in Java, 1996), and co-invented web services technology. Attracted investors including Mayfield Fund, Goldman Sachs, SAP and Michael Dell. Drove the company's unique partnership with SAP, resulting in $15M in direct and $100M+ in indirect revenue. Generated strongest revenue growth of any US software company in the period 1998 through 2002, and led the most successful software company IPO to date in 2000. Completed and integrated five acquisitions, including the $1.2 billion acquisition of Active Software. in 2007, webMethods was acquired by Software AG for $550 million. Led Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts with CFO and CIO. webMethods was acquired by Software AG in 2007 for $550 million.

Education

Education
1981 - 1983

Bachelor of Science

Awards

  • Washingtonian Magazine "Titan of Technology" 2009, 2010
  • Webby Awards Finalist - Employment Category
  • Deloitte Fast 500 Award, 2003 (#4 on the national Fast 500, #1 software company, and #1 on the Virginia Fast 50)
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2000
  • KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year, 2000
  • Computer Reseller News Top 25 Executive
  • Upside Magazine Elite 100
  • Australian Design Award

Career Achievements

Career achievements include:
  • Strongest revenue growth of any US software company 1998 to 2002 (webMethods Inc., zero to $200M)
  • Led the most successful software company IPO to date (webMethods, Inc., February 2000)
  • Co-inventor of web services technology, covered by US Patent 7,028,312
  • Co-inventor of VisualCV, a unique Web-enabled multimedia resume format (you are looking at it now)
  • Founding investor and advisor at three leading open source/SaaS/Web 2.0 companies
  • Raised $66M across four startups from investors including Mayfield, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Dell, SAP, Valhalla and Charles River, generating $2B+ in actual returns to date
  • Sale of RollStream, Inc. to GXS, a leading B2B communications provider

Summary

Successful entrepreneur, technologist and CEO:

  • Specializing in enterprise software and consumer Internet markets in the USA, Europe and Asia/Pacific
  • Executive management experience from initial startup phase, through IPO and beyond
  • Five years experience as a public company Chairman and CEO
  • Sixteen years experience as a board member, both public and private
  • Familiar with Sarbanes-Oxley and modern corporate governance requirements

Interest

  • Entrepreneur in Residence, Executive MBA Progam at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Board member and volunteer at Five Talents, a Christian microfinance and microenterprise development non-profit
  • Co-founder and board member of The 118 Foundation, a private foundation supporting causes in East Africa and the inner city area of Washington, DC
  • Washington DC "Titan of Business" for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Speaker and Host, Washington DC High-Tech Prayer Breakfast

Skills

Skills

Executive Management

10+ years of CEO experience, and prior to that many years of senior engineering management (VP Engineering, etc.).

Corporate Governance

Have served on a number of public and private company boards, in addition to two non-profit boards.  Have held the role of Chairman across one public and four private companies.

Entrepreneurship

Have started, worked in, run, or invested in a large handful of startup technology companies throughout my career.

Java

Wrote the very first webMethods product in our basement in 1996. Prior to that, used to make my living as a software developer (I would struggle to do so now ;-)