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I have had several careers over the past 30 years – IBM Systems Engineer, Professional Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, President of NYSE Company, and Entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, angel investor and professional venture capitalist, I have been active in over 40 businesses including software, telecommunication services, healthcare services, education, medical devices and entertainment.

As President of NYSE-traded Sofamor Danek (Memphis, TN), I helped lead the largest spinal medical device company in the world.

I hold an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA from Principia College and an Honorary Doctorate from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

I have served as a Trustee on over a dozen non-profit organizations, including as a Trustee of the Kauffman Foundation, a $1.8 billion foundation dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurship and The Plough Foundation in Memphis, TN.