2008 - Completed the matchmaking to fund, lead and create the
MicroBlend Technologies. MicroBlend is changing the way
house paint will be
created and sold worldwide. When they came to us, they were in a
couple of mom and pop
hardware stores and badly needed funding. 20 million dollars later
and with the right people leading
the company, they are in multiple Costcos, Sears, Home Depots and
other large retailers.
- The Federal Group, Woodinville, WA
- Co-created and coded a web-based
system to sell/list property and acquire/manage
new real estate
and mortgage leads. More about
building mortgage & real estate directories.
1999 Gettuit.net Kirkland, WA
and Director of Product
- Conceived and produced a online directory of Mortgage, Real Estate and Financial service
providers. Hired the programmers and managed the source code development/strategic
relations of this online exchange.
- Site was designed to facilitate instantaneous sharing of leads
(referrals) among mortgage brokers
and real estate agents. Messages and the actual leads would be sent to/from
any device, such as office/home phone, e-mail, fax, pda or cell phone. Each member had
ability to create/manage their own targeted lists.
- Proprietary CRM functionality was embedded into their personally created websites. From
the site, members could send messages, via the web, in their own voice to multiple devices
and group lists that recipients opted into from the site of the member.
- Members communications data stayed real-time correct. Recipients could change/delete
devices and contact data via web. The future system would follow member via time and
geographic position. System carried the viral message of the client company as a written
or verbal tagline like Hotmail tags a signature line to rapidly promote the
creation of another user.
1998 Gettuit.com Kirkland, WA
Founder & Director of Product Development
- Hired as second employee. Designed and maintained the companys first website
- Established the first email servers and co-created dozens of product names and their
- Discovered the channel and gave the first presentation to
procure the lead billionaire investor who funded a portion of the
company with 2.5 million dollars.
- Interviewed several potential CTOs, found/hired the first salespeople, first IT
people, many more.
- Participated in the initial product positioning, pricing and branding, as well as the
first executable demo with Hornall-Anderson.
Gettuit would have offered almost any online app or service as an
online rentable application, rivaling the Microsoft.net
- Discovered and catalogued the first 250 application service providers, which became the
products presented in the companys offering of integrated online service partners
- Conceived and launched the company’s first commercial product,
a desktop client application, which linked to three online service
providers to integrate the process of finding a Realtor, a
property and a loan officer.
1997 NetroMedia Honolulu, Hawaii Owner
- Founded company that built and hosted websites for Honolulu
1997 World Wide Desk, Inc Kirkland, WA Owner
- Co-founded Internet company
to offer online small business web services. Met with the top
executives of Costco to discuss the provisioning of business websites to
their Executive Club Member
base of several dozen million members.
Spent almost a year analyzing the needs of small business people
and how they could benefit
from the Internet. Primarily
focused on people in mortgage lending and real estate.
1996 FIRST Technologies, Inc. Kaneohe,
- Co-founded company that was formed to host sales organizations
whose members were able to create
web pages and communicate through branded email accounts linked to
the corporate master site.
- More than 4,000 salespeople created their own unique sites and
email accounts. FIRST Technologies
wrote the code and private branded the package for use by
large sales teams.
- This proprietary software was demonstrated to
an enthusiastic Steve Ballmer and
may have inspired certain MicroSoft products you use today.
- This technology, created, over five
years ago, had the same core features as AOL, GeoCities,
theglobe.com and other early virtual communities. The
evolution of it is FACEBOOK.
- These sites were extremely advanced at the time -- they were
web-based Intranets that could
duplicate themselves. Members sent/received internal/external
branded e-mail; used private imbedded
chat rooms and message boards; and could track new members in real
tracking and control were based entirely within networks that we
created and hosted.
very famous naval aviator:
Capt. Bill Span raised
me with an awesome mom
Dad went supersonic in a Russian
MIG-29 and attracted major
Attended the University of
on a football
scholarship.Graduated with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in 1978. Became a
Dive Instructor and U.S.
Guard certified Sea Captain. Sailed 30,000 miles throughout the
and the Caribbeanand dove over 200 times deeper than 200 feet.
1978 - 1980 - Sailed out of
Newport Beach. Taught SCUBA and captained boats. Sailed
Baja, and southern Mexico with Maui charter guru
& the legendary schooner skipper Roy Wildman.
1980 - Captained 36' cutter to
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and back during a year long adventure.
1981 - Captained 80 to 120
foot aluminum crew boats to oil rigs off Louisiana.
1982 - 1983 - Captained a 55'
trimarran from Portobello, Panama to
Mexico for Clive Kelly.
Taught scuba diving on this very interesting island while exploring
ruins, diving for black coral and finding Spanish shipwrecks.
Enjoyed the modern and ancient Mayan culture and became friends with
the native Mayan Indians and colorful characters of Cozumel and
1984 - Captained the
worlds fastest sailing vessel, the
out of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
1985 - Bought 46 catamaran
and sailed to
Kauai to teach diving for Napali Coast Dive Expeditions.
Ran dives at Tunnels
Beach North Shore of Kauai for Captain Zodiac.
1985 - Captained the 75'
schooner, Amazing Grace from Samoa to the Kingdom
of Tonga and back, Spent a month in remote islands of the the Ha'apai and Vavau
l986 - Joined Princeville
Realty Corp. Princeville,
Kauai, Hawaii, sold over $6 million dollars
of property on Kauai. Designed and built 3 custom homes in Kilauea, Kauai. After obtaining
Hawaii Real Estate Brokers license, became the Kauai affiliate of Hawaii Real Estate
a division of Jon Douglas Associates of Beverly Hills, CA.
l990 - l992 -
Formed Polynesian Divers
Trained Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Steve Guttenberg and at least 10,000 others to SCUBA
during career. Spent three days diving with Bruce Willis
and family. Took him 140 feet deep
at the forbidden Island of Niihau.
I was living in Tantalus
Oahu, Hawaii at an elevation of 2,000 feet in a
tropical rainforest until
the internet boom of 1997 brought me to Kirkland, Washington - near Seattle.
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