I started my education at the University of Chicago, my home town, and ended with 3 degrees from MIT. After graduation, I joined IBM and spent 11 exiting years with them in a variety of sales, marketing an product development posts. I was among the top six System Engineers, and my last assignment was managing the design of the first virtual memory (VM), multi-programming, multi-processor operating system. After leaving IBM, I ran the east coast operations of a premier consulting firm working for both Wall Street and corporate customers. Our clients were most of the major technology and venture capital companies. I wrote the first Wall Street report on software and services. Subsequently, I became Chairman and CEO of a smaller consumer products company and quickly turned the company profitable by doubling the sales in 2 years. Next, I moved back to technology by heading the corporate development of a major communications firm, Western Union, that was just entering the exciting market growth opportunities in the cell phone, satellite communications and independent wire line phone industry. I then returned to Wall Street full time, first for Shearson and then Merrill before working with smaller firms in both research and corporate finance and became well known by most technology investors. Now, I formed a partnership and run a small fund and do corporate finance type work.