George is the founder and CEO of Assurance Systems, which merged with Return Path (www.returnpath.net) in June 2003. As President, George runs the Product Management, Analytics, Professional Services, R&D and Receiver (ISP/Spam Filtering Company) teams at Return Path. George is still trying to figure out web 1.0 and is therefore fascinated by email. His blog (www.monkeymindlabs.com) contains many of his deep and not so deep thoughts about email, spam, deliverability and growing a business. He was formerly a partner at Mercer Management Consulting in the high tech and telecommunications group, where he developed operational experience in computer manufacturing and telecommunications. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina. He is an avid hockey player and loves living in the Boulder area.