The company you keep.
I have been fortunate to have been involved in some great companies, as an executive, adviser, board member or investor (my venture capital investments were made while at Bulldog Capital Management, now part of Monitor Delloitte).
There’s history behind many of these. Have a tale to share about one of them? Feel free to drop me a line.
The impact of starting my nascent career at Borland cannot be understated. The company was a pioneer in so much that we take for granted today – a fanatic customer-centric philosophy, the first simplified license agreement, a direct b2b frictionless sales model, and so much more. (Channel Development)
For some, this logo will bring back a lot of memories. Back in the day, Aegis was the developer of killer software for the Mac and Commodore Amiga platforms. We were young, brash and, sometimes, incredibly stupid. But we made some really, really cool software. (Go to market team)
I spent 7 years at Quarterdeck, starting prior to the company’s IPO and then through all the good and bad years. Back in the 90s, Quarterdeck was a very well-known developer of PC utilities and operating environments, with peak sales over $200 million. We had a number of successful spin-offs, including WebEx. The company was acquired by Symantec in 1997. I started as a marketing manager, then worked in product management, ran the Windows Tools business unit and was ultimately the company’s CMO. (VP Windows Tools, CMO)
Mijenix developed next-generation tools for Windows. After very rapid growth, the company was acquired by Ontrack. At Mijenix, I was EVP and a founding member of the senior management team. (Executive VP)
Bulldog Capital Management was a technology crossover investment fund, with peak assets of $1.4 billion. At Bulldog, I ran the firms non-public investments. We were acquired by Monitor, now Monitor Delloite. (Managing Director)
GFI is a developer of a broad range of IT systems management solutions. Subsequent to the acquisition of Sunbelt Software, I became GFI’s president of its security business unit. (President, Sec BU)
Meros was a full-stack company dedicated to DevOps. A few friends and I developed the product over a six-month period and, while still in beta, the technology was acquired by DXC Technology – HP Enterprise. (Co-Founder and CEO)
SELECTED ADVISER AND BOARD POSITIONS
Malwarebytes is the #1 solution for consumer and enterprise malware remediation, with over 1 billion downloads. (Board member)
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 9,000 organizations worldwide. (Board member)
StopBadware, originally a joint effort between Google and the Berkman Center at Harvard, is key clearinghouse for web security information. (Past Board member)
Vmray GMBH is a third-generation malware analysis tool. (Adviser)
The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) is an international non-profit association that focuses on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies. (Adviser)
BeyondTv (Hotel Internet Services) liberates travelers by allowing them to connect their own devices to hotel systems. (Adviser)
Cybermedia was a leading PC tools company that had a successful IPO and was then acquired by McAfee. (Early adviser)
Prevasio is bringing security to DevSecOps by creating a sandboxing environment for Docker, engineering for today’s CI/CD environments. (Advisor)
YouCentric was one of the first web-based CRM platforms, and was acquired by JD Edwards (now Oracle).