Currently serves as an outside Board of Directors Member of two public software and hardware technology companies (Lantronix and Local.com) and an architectural products company (Enkeboll Designs). CEO coach for four IT companies and an adjunct marketing and strategy Professor, Executive MBA Program, Pepperdine University and University of San Diego. Chairman Emeritus of the Orange County Forum for Corporate Directors.
Spruce Technologies, Inc., San Jose, California
Silicon Valley based company targeting its applications to DVD authoring and content. Recruited to downsize and sell company. Sold to Apple Computer, Inc for cash. All the shareholder groups were satisfied.
ProShot Golf, Inc., San Juan Capistrano, California
A private company providing GPS distance measuring computers on golf carts and superintendent vehicles to help golf courses increase sales and profits. Hired to bring the company out of insolvency. Increased the number of installed courses from 35 in 1997 to 200 in 2000. Sold the company to Inforetech Wireless in January 2001.
Proxima Corporation, San Diego, California
A $150M public multimedia projector company that had been losing market share due to no new product releases over 12 months. Shifted to a strategic product development relationship with Japanese vendors, and assisted sale of company to ASK-Norway. The industry needed a roll up strategy.
Etak, Inc. (Subsidiary of News Corp), Menlo Park, California
A digital map software and content company developing consumer market with multimedia car navigation systems and Internet location services. Assisted in sale of the company to Sony.
Seiko Instruments America, Inc. (SII), Torrance and San Jose, California
$200M all non-watch business in North America. Six divisions including consumer products, color graphics, point of sale printers, OEM components, robotics and semiconductor equipment. Grew sales from $89M to $200M in North America.
Computer Systems Division, Toshiba America, Inc. Irvine, California
Established Toshiba's PC printer and laptop business in the United States. Grew sales from start-up to $450M.
Held positions as Vice President of International Data Corp (part of IDG) and as a systems engineer at IBM.
Master of Business Administration Harvard University
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota