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As a member of Colliers’ Occupiers Services Group, my brokerage work is directly related to my initial career as a tech entrepreneur.  After 25 years working successfully in tech, I looked for a change of scenery that would capitalize on my tech experience but offer me a genuinely new challenge and professional opportunity. 

The value I offer my brokerage clients in pretty unique.  As an ex-CEO in tech, I know firsthand the ways space and location impact the culture, creativity and ultimately the success of any one company.  In a tight market like the Bay Area, I know the trade-offs facing companies trying to start or expand, and understand the impact VCs can have on key decisions like location and space.  I have seen the ways good real estate decisions can genuinely impact the retainment and recruitment of top talent, and the ways good choices work as a competitive advantage when companies get the details right.

The collaborative structure of the Corporate Occupiers Group is an especially good fit for me.  My knowledge and understanding becomes so much more valuable when leveraged with my colleagues who bring the highest level of global experience and expertise to the process.  As a team I believe we offer a level of excellence and service that is unmatched anywhere else.  And the Oakland market, especially, offers an amazing opportunity to companies looking for a dynamic, creative, young environment close to where their workers want to live.

Prior to joining the Occupiers Services Group, I founded, grew and sold several successful tech firms in the Bay Area.  My previous roles include CEO of Blin.gy--an “augmented reality” mobile app--and founder/CEO of music service MOG--and then worked for the acquirer as CEO of Beats Music.  Prior, I was CEO of Gracenote, the music metadata and Identification service which was sold to Nielson.  I started my career in tech selling on-line advertising to leading tech companies for Wired Magazine, SonicNet and MTV. 

In my free time, I am still passionate about music and audio technology.  I follow the tech industry closely, and also love to hike and snowboard. I love to travel, especially in Europe where I lived for 5 years at the very start of my career. 

 

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