Married to an amazing woman. Father of two boys and one girl. Co-founder & CEO of Signal. Loves cycling, music, movies and building products.
Here I am with my beautiful, intelligent, and extremely patient wife Erin.
We met at the University of Iowa and have been together since. She's the type of woman that evokes "You lucky bastard, I can't believe she's with you" from friends. I truly am...and I'm sure that conversation happens ALL THE TIME with her friends too.
Together we have two boys:
and one girl:
We live in the city of Chicago with our dog Roscoe.
I'm the co-founder and CEO of Signal, an easy to use platform for small businesses to manage, monitor and measure their marketing efforts. This means a business can use our product to send out email newsletters, SMS alerts, post to Twitter and Facebook and get a quick snapshot of all the interaction they've had with their subscribers, fans and followers. It's been fun building one of the faster growing software companies in the US.
I'm generally fascinated with technology and find that I'm most interested in creating products that help make people's lives easier (or at least more enjoyable). I take a pragmatic approach to building technology and working with people. I hope to start many more companies in my lifetime and feel lucky every day I get to 'suit up'.
I love riding my bike to work throughout the year (here's a view from my morning ride along the Chicago lakefront) and also spend a lot of time riding with friends. Year to date, I've ridden 1,172 miles (19.5% of my 2013 goal).
Music has always been a huge part of my life. I really enjoy seeing live music and usually have something playing in the background while at home, work, or in the car with the family. I have no doubt that I'll be one of those old guys at concerts with his kids.
Erin and I enjoy cooking and are both huge foodies (Chicago is a fantastic city for that). We probably have a few too many food gadgets, but we do use all of them.
I do my best to take care of people, maintain balance and have fun.