Incites Ventures LLC, Saratoga, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA(1990-)
Instructor at University of California-Riverside Palm Desert Graduate School of Business. Teaching Ethics in Management, The New Venture and the Business Plan and Funding the Entrepreneurial Venture (2008-2009) Advising startup entrepreneurs and early to midstage enterprises. Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Entreprenuership, Santa Clara University. (2003-2005) Formed Appreciate LLC and restructured Bensys Corp. Chairman and investor in Optaphone Systems, a leader in providing wireless dial tone and Internet access to rural locations in over 50 countries. Advisor to FiberSphere-fiber-to-the-home. Used the Incites Process over 300 times to evaluate investment opportunities. Annual IRR on all investments (1987-2002) is 35%.
National Semiconductor Inc. (1994-1996)
Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Market Development. Responsible for Strategic Planning, Market Development and Market Intelligence for the Corporation.
Incites Ventures (Formerly Genesis Ventures), Saratoga, CA (1990-1996)
National Semiconductor Inc. (1993-1994) Chairman Strategic Task Force
Headed a task force to shape NSC. s future in the year 2000 as an outside and independent facilitator reporting to Dr. Gilbert Amelio. Deploying the proprietary Incites Strategic Assessment Process (SAP) in 45 business units.
Video Seven (1991-1993) Director and Interim President
Used the Incites Process to identify a target acquisition for SPEA. Brought SPEA Software AG and Glenwood Ventures together to acquire Video Seven from LSI Logic. Interim CEO during the restructuring process.
C-Cube Microsystems (1990-1994) Director and Interim President
Developed and implemented a strategic and financial plan using the Incites Process allowing a $5 million financing. Hired permanent president. Remained an active Board Member. Company went public in April 1994 at a $250 million valuation.
Weiss, Peck and Greer, Palo Alto, CA (1984-1991)
General Partner of two $90+ million venture capital funds (WPGVA-I and -II) and a Special Partner of the parent firm. Specialized in hardware and software electronics start-ups. Generally identified opportunities in an early stage using the forerunner of the Incites Process and then led the initial round of investment. Active Board member in six investments.
Project Genesis, Saratoga, CA (1983-1984)
General Partner of a seed fund sponsored by Weiss, Peck and Greer; Matrix Partners; and Merrill, Pickard, Anderson and Eyre. Identified investment opportunities based on emerging technology trends. Actively sought out situations addressing these trends. Absorbed into Weiss, Peck and Greer.
Delphi Securities Inc., Woodside, CA (1982-1983)
General partner providing specialized investment banking for small high technology firms. Raised funds for
German test equipment company. Director and acting CFO of Dolch Instruments AG.
Integrated Office Systems, San Jose, CA (1981-1982)
Founder, CEO and Director of a hardware and software firm manufacturing computer systems assisting sales and service organizations. Raised $4.5 million in venture financing.
Hitachi America Inc., San Jose, CA (1979-1981)
Western Regional Manager for semiconductor and display products. Managed 45 salesmen in 13 states. Sales budget exceeded $80 million.
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp.
Director of Marketing, Large Scale IC Group (1978-1979)
Called back from Tokyo to head the Product Marketing and Applications Engineering Departments for a $120 million group consisting of the Bipolar, MOS, and Microprocessor divisions.
Manager of Marketing, Fairchild Japan K.K. (1976-1978)
Marketing, Sales and Engineering Manager for a $40 million Japanese subsidiary. Located in Tokyo for 18 months and managed 50+ Japanese nationals.
Manager Corporate Planning and Analysis (1976)
Responsible for a $50 million capital budget and the strategic planning of 15 divisions and 66 business units.
Kinetic Technology Inc., Santa Clara, CA (1968-1974)
Founder, Director and VP of Operations of a leading hybrid integrated circuit company specializing in unique signal processing modules. Pioneered solid-state touch tone systems for Western Electric. Subsystem and system supplier to the National Security Agency. Sold the company to Baldwin Electronics.
Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corp. (1965-1968)
Engineering Manager of IC Modules Division. Managed engineers and computer facilities for linear IC design.
NINIC Corp., Milbrae, CA (1964-1965)
Founder, CEO and Director of an active filer design company. Sold the company to Fairchild.
James Cook University, PhD Astrophysics (Candidate, 2009)
Univ. of Swinburne, MS(Ast), 2003
Stanford University, MBA, 1976
Cornell University, MS (Systems Theory) 1964
Cornell University, BSEE (Communications) 1963
OTHER ACTIVITIESCIE Fellow, Univ. Santa Clara (1999-2006) NASD Series 7 License (1983-1993)
SCUBA LicenseAdvanced Radio Amateur (KJ6GH) Amateur Astrophotographer National Racing Drivers License (1971-1975) 250 Hours of Japanese Language Instruction Author of 5 US Patents, 4 additional in application Reviewer IEEE Circuits and System Society (1971-1976) WESCON Session Chairman 3 times US Army Military Police Corps (1962-1966)