I am a lawyer and investment manager living in San Francisco on Russian Hill with my wife, two daughters and a standard poodle. During my career I have had the good fortune to meet inquisitive people, to be the founder or co-founder of two successful venture-financed start-up companies that were later sold to larger, public companies and to work for a third that we took public and then sold. In my law practice, I have represented some of the most notable companies on the planet. I have traveled the world on business and for pleasure. Altogether, I must say, it has been fun, if not challenging, to live in interesting times.