Last updated: March 16, 2020

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 mentor and advisor to tech companies, a board member of the BC Discovery Fund, and Executive Chairman of the Turnium Technology Group.

Performance Solutions is my consultancy sole proprietorship. Thru it I work with promising technology companies in a range of capacities: helping with strategy and positioning; raising capital; M&A; corporate governance; product development; marketing; and sales. I leverage an extensive network of corporate and high net worth investors to help with capital raising and use my 4 decades of experience running tech companies and working in and around VC firms to help build businesses, acting in advisory and executive roles, getting my hands dirty, moving these businesses forward, reducing risks and improving outcomes via better execution.

As a 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. I helped ScaleUP Venture in its early days, a corporate Canada backed VC firm based in Toronto, by raising capital for the fund from BC investors (LPs), and acted as a partner and MD from 2017 to 2019.

Starting in the late 1990s I became an advisor to the BC Government and the TSX Venture Exchange, and held board positions with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum, Acetech, WinBC, DigiBC, and Wavefront - a wireless tech accelerator.

I helped bring Social Venture Partners (co-creating thriving sustainable and just communities) from Seattle to Vancouver in the late 1990s with a financial investment and a position on the board, worked with Sierra Legal Defence 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 schools along Don Rix with matching financial investments and a position on the board of advisors.

I am proud of the various awards for business excellence that my companies and I have received over the years, including: BIV 40 under 40 CEOs, Deloitte Fast 50 (Canada), Deloitte Fast 500 (US & Canada), BC Business Tech 100, and National Post 27th Fastest Growing Tech Company in Canada. I have been with my spouse Cheryl for the past 40 years. We have 3 grown children, Perry, Colin & Evan, plus 2 Burmese cats.