I am driven by the challenge to build great tech companies that last for years, companies that are known for incredible products, services and cultures that bring out the best in customers and employees.

I cut my teeth building a great company at Rackspace, where over my fourteen-year tenure I held multiple executive roles, from CFO to CEO and served on its board of directors. During these years the company grew from a startup in San Antonio, TX to a publicly-traded, multinational company with $1.5 billion in sales. While the numbers sound fun, the real fun was going on an incredible journey with great folks that care for each other and their customers.

I, along with my great friends and colleagues Jim Curry and Alan Schoenbaum, recently co-founded a venture firm called BuildGroup. BuildGroup is a “growth outfitter” that equips entrepreneurs for the long haul. We want BuildGroup to redefine what it means to be a value-added investor for growth companies. We love nothing more than helping build and grow extraordinary companies, and believe that the best companies in the world are built -- not bought.

We’d love to meet you in the real world, so please reach out. BuildGroup is always under construction at: http://www.buildgroup.com