The first sixteen years of my career were spent in the Bell System. I managed a Coin Operation and then a Supply Operation in NW Ohio for eight years. I was transferred to Cleveland and was trained to be a programmer analyst. I spent eight years in the Data Center progressing from application programmer to technical support as a Data Base Administrator. During the last five years at the phone company, I also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Computer Science at Cuyahoga Community College.
I began work for Software Alternative and spent five years in a sales and start-up capacity. I spent two years with Computer Task Group running the IBM Business Partner Program in the middle third of the United States.
I started Foresight Technology Group in the early nineties and sold it in 2004. We were about $70 million in revenue and a 30% ESOP when we sold it.
After the sale of Foresight, I ran a couple of Aaron's Rents stores in Elkin and Boone.
I sat on the Board of Carver Machine Works for 9 years. I sat on the Board of Lewis Tree Service. Both companies were employee owned. I had the opportunity to chair the Lewis Tree Governance and Compensation committees.
Capital University; Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems. Summa Cum Laude.