My Background

Here’s a good sense of what I’ve been up to since my career began in earnest coming out of NC State University in late 2000 through my days at Accenture to my current position leading Foglift.  I give a quick recap of my role, and then an overview of the organization.

North Carolina State University

Class of 2000

block-s-blackWhile at NC State, I participated in their Co-Op program and worked semesters for an engineering consulting firm.  I also tutored fellow students in mathematics and physics, and worked in the solid mechanics laboratory.  I proudly received my Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University (Raleigh, NC) in December of 2000.  I received the Naziri Award for Best Thermal System Design for work related to my senior project.  I also received the honor of graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Go Wolfpack!

About NC State

With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership.  NC State students, faculty and staff are focused.  As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world.  As a major research university, NC State has the people —from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty — and the responsibility to advance knowledge, transfer technology, and discover and develop innovations that solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.  www.ncsu.edu

Accenture

2001-2007

accentureI worked in Accenture’s Health and Life Sciences Consulting Practice for seven years starting as an analyst and getting promoted to consultant and manager.  My clients included: Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Wyeth, BMS, Novartis, Genentech and more. While at Accenture, I led high profile projects with large teams implementing CRM, sales force effectiveness, and contract pricing applications reporting to VP level steering committees with project management metrics.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With approximately 180,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

I-many

2007 – 2010

imanyI-many, a former client of mine while at Accenture, reached out to me with an opportunity for a Director level role and the chance to provide more direct assistance on delivering some cutting edge analytical innovations for which I had initially designed while with Accenture. Since coming to I-many in 2007, I’ve had experience in both I-many’s Marketing and Product Operations departments and I meet with the I-many CEO regularly to discuss corporate strategy.

About I-many

I-many was a leading provider of contract management software and services for the enterprise, it has since been re-branded Revitas. With hundreds of companies across 21 industries worldwide, I-many is enabling businesses to manage the entire contract life cycle, from pre-contract processes and contract management to active compliance, contract optimization, demand channel visibility and control. The result is an end-to-end solution that provides greater levels of insight into contract performance, allowing companies to improve profitability and achieve a measurable return on investment. For more information, please visit www.imany.com.

Foglift

2011 – Present

Foglift LogoAfter leaving I-many, I finally begun my own company, Foglift.  Launching my own start-up is something I’ve been looking to pursue for many years, just trying to find the correct market opportunity.  Foglift is completely self-funded, and the bootstrapping experience has led to many interesting choices including the decision to go back to my technical roots and learn, what was for me, an entirely new programming language and framework in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.  Being the CEO, CTO, Product Marketing, Product Management, Developer and Tester all at the same time has had its challenges but the results have been extremely rewarding.  For more information, please visit www.foglift.com.