I am most known for having founded Interphase Corporation (a computer hardware manufacturer). I founded it and was the CEO for 20 years, the first 10 years as CEO of a private company….then we went public …..then I was CEO of a public (NasDAQ) company. During those 20 years we grew from a start up to a successful company with A List customers and International presence. I learned firsthand about finance, product line and marketplace development, how to build a strong Exec Team and how to evolve it as the company grew and evolved, Distribution channels, how to build a Culture of creativity and success, and how to monetize all of that…in our case as a Public company. After 20 years I burned out a bit, hired my own replacement, stayed around 6 months then moved on to co-founding a few companies, then to being a Start Up Investor and Advisor (for over 20 years) where I can apply all of those experiences to helping other Start Ups achieve growth and success by taking the role of “been there/done that” advisor to the CEO and C-Suite who will be encountering minefields, obstacles and ditches along their way toward success. I am a EE by training, have personally designed plenty of hardware and software, but nowadays I see myself as someone who enjoys helping to build companies who are solving big problems. I am NOT a passive investor, and generally stay involved until exit. Most of the companies I invest in have technology content. I have a broad palette of interests but most of my recent investments have been in the health care space.