Prior to becoming a professional angel investor, I had over 15 years of progressive technology banking, corporate development, and corporate finance experience at startups and large enterprises. After starting my career as a credit analyst in corporate banking in the early 90s, I moved to a boutique technology and telecom investment firm experiencing the peak of the telecom bubble in the late 90s. By the time of my departure from the investment banking division as a VP, I had processed over $1 Bn in public and private equity, debt and M&A transactions throughout my banking career. I then moved into a senior management role in corporate development for NYSE-listed Perot Systems (acquired by Dell), a $Bn IT services company founded by the legendary Ross Perot. Later in my career at Perot Systems, I joined the Digital Marketplace Venture Creation team at Time0, the e-commerce consulting subsidiary of Perot Systems, to focus on B2B marketplace infrastructure projects during the height of the Internet bubble. Afer the market bubble burst, I joined the founding team of Aeroxchange, a B2B supply chain e-marketplace startup in the commercial aviation industry funded with $53 million. I started as the Director of Strategy and Corporate Planning at Aeroxchange, eventually serving my last three years as the CFO and Secretary of the Board of Directors.
I took leave from the corporate world in 2006 to focus on my new family and pursue more entrepreneurial endeavors. Today, I have controlling interests in businesses in educational publishing, real estate, and energy, but my true passion has always been technology. Since stumbling upon AngelList in 2011, I have spent most of my professional efforts as a national angel investor. I have been ranked a top 50 Midas List angel, a top 20 angel by the Stanford StartX accelerator, #13 on a list of top 50 angels in Forbes, and now have a portfolio of approximately 200 angel investments across the globe with a significant concentration in CA and NY.
Today, I reside in Dallas, TX and Park City, UT, where I am a husband, father, and active tennis player. I hold a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University.