George is the founder and CEO of Assurance Systems, which merged with Return Path (  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 ( 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.