God Bless Entrepreneurs
God bless the entrepreneurs and risk takers — the capitalists who balanced social needs and their passion to live life using their given skills. So I know you clicked here to find out who I am…I am just a person like you. I have had some great people come into my life as you will read on my blog that changed me. I don’t know about you, but I have always enjoyed people and business. I have had the opportunity to be involved in many business ventures and connected to a wide range of different people around the globe. I have had the opportunity to travel around the world to meet and work with incredible people.
I would like to share all these experiences and the knowledge that came with them in a way that will help you achieve your own amazing journey. You can learn from some of my mistakes, my successes, what I wish I knew then, and what I feel to be true today.
Personal – So what have I done in my life?
Because of the relationships I have made along the way, I’ve enjoyed so many amazing experiences and accomplished things that I’ve always dreamed of doing. I have a super fantastic wife and three wonderful children, traveled around the world (once with them), had adventures living in Germany (Munich) and Ireland (Dublin), and so many other experiences with great people. Life hasn’t always been a Bed of Roses and it has certainly thrown some challenges my way, I’m sure like you. I helped my parents through bankruptcy, was homeless, six years of college with a two year degree, father-in-law died of cancer, father was bipolar and mother was diabetic… I would not change anything because it made me who I am. I might not always have liked what life tossed my way but I definitely embraced it! I also wear many hats as an advisor for several startups and non-profits…
2007 – 2010: Research, Education Products, Funding, Coaching
Zyzyrgy is focused on helping individuals and small businesses find success in the current economy using the latest technologies and strategies supporting local communities. Zyzyrgy solutions span small business, home business, green projects, mobile devices, sports, health, and life-sciences.
1997 – 2005: Business Development, Negotiations, Product Development, Project Management
Start-up team at LightSurf. Lightsurf played a key role in shaping the imaging and the wireless industries, creating the first complete camera-phone in 1997 and licensing the IP to companies such as J-Phone/Softbank, Sharp, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sanyo, Verizon, Sprint and many others around the world. In 2005, Verisign successfully acquired LightSurf.
1994-1998: Operations, Negotiations, Purchasing, Quality Control, Engineering, Hardware Development, Business Development
Start-up team at Starfish. Starfish pioneered what is known today as “push technology” with a vision for OTA global synchronization and integration of wireless and wireline devices. Motorola and subsequently Nokia acquired Starfish and the Starfish Push-Server server is alive and well today as part of Nokia’s OVI backbone.
1983-1994: Business Development, Direct Sales, Operations, Customer Service, International Business Operations, Translations
Start-up team at Borland (NASDAQ: BORL) in 1983 and held many positions for 11 years until 1994. Borland developed a series of well-regarded software development tools during the software boom.
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