I'm a self-starting innovator who is a goal-driven professional with a proven ability and general passion for information technology. Enthusiastic about making technology work for people while thinking outside the box and finding creative ways to solve problems and develop effective solutions.
I have proven experience with implementing technology in the areas manufacturing, financial services, transportation and logistics while integrating technology in all areas of business and commerce.
I started entrepreneurial ventures when I was 7 years old going door to door selling random rocks I collected in my yard. I offered them for 10 cents a piece or two for a quarter. I only managed to sell two – for a quarter.
Throughout my life I've spent many days working with my father, a successful attorney based in Akron, Ohio. There I gained a great work ethic and extensive experience in the law.
While in high school and working part time in my dads law office, I consulted businesses and professionals (mainly accountants, lawyers and doctors) on their I/T needs and fixing their computer systems. At this point, all of my I/T experience was self-taught.
I attended the University of Akron where I focused on Business Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Law. While attending college, I came up with a business concept of a cybercafe. I opened the Hard Drive Cafe, one of the first cybercafes in the USA, in the summer of 1997. I sold it five years later and returned to consulting and then moved to Columbus to take on various roles in the I/T industry.
I have worked with and consulted hundreds of companies, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, on their information technology needs.
I have also started up or been part of many start-ups and businesses. Everything from retail kiosks in malls, electronic music events, a record label, Electronics suppliers, fund raising organizations for non-profits, vinyl decal manufacturing and many more. Most were grown and sold or merged into other businesses.
My work experience and technical resume is available upon request.
My favorite thing in the world is a good adventure, which helps explain why I've fallen in love with entrepreneurship