Last updated: January 4, 2019

Welcome. This web site is intended to be a vehicle for sharing information about my personal journey, my hobbies and my business pursuits.

My Personal Interests:

Music/electronics, all things Automotive/mechanical, Science, and Fitness

My Business/Community Bio:

I am currently a partner and Managing Director of ScaleUP Ventures and a board member of the BC Discovery Fund.

As a 36 year veteran of the Canadian tech space, I initially worked as a mobile products designer engineer for Motorola in their wireless data division, developing 1st generation public network mobile computing devices in the 1980s. In the 1990s I founded and ran 2 wireless tech companies, PCS Wireless (micro-cells, a precursor to WiFi networks) and Intrinsyc Software (IoT), which collectively raised more than $200M and employed over 500 people globally. In the mid 2000s I helped build BC Advantage Funds as a board and investment committee member, and advised Quorum Fund in Toronto and Bessemer Venture Partners in NYC on tech transactions. In the later 2000s I was CEO of a mobile app analytics company, Mobidia, which was sold to App Annie in 2015.

Starting in the late 1990s I also invested my efforts to help build a stronger west coast tech community, becoming an advisor to the BC Government and the TSX Venture Exchange, as well as helping grow industry organizations, holding board positions with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum, Acetech - the Academy of Tech CEOs, WinBC, DigiBC, and Wavefront - a government funded wireless tech accelerator.

On the giving back side I helped bring Social Venture Partners (co-creating thriving sustainable and just communities) from Seattle to Vancouver with Paul Brainerd in the late 1990s with a matching financial investment and a position on the board, worked with Sierra Legal Defense Fund/Earth Justice (environmental legal advocacy) as an investor and board member, helped build the BC Science-World Eurika Gallery as an investor and committee member, and helped found the Scientist in Residence Program (giving children early exposure to science and scientists) for Vancouver elementary schools along with Dr Paige Axelrood and Don Rix by providing matching financial investments and holding a position on the board of advisors.

I have been with my spouse Cheryl for the past 38 years and together we have 3 grown children, Perry, Colin & Evan, plus 2 Burmese cats.