I started my career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), building financial information systems for large oil and gas companies. Since those days, I’ve worked with a number of large and small high growth companies in the Energy, Software and Professional Services Industries. I love to learn and my consulting practice at Merita allows me to continue working with high-growth companies across a number of industries as they seek to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities and occasionally solve a problem or two.
Before founding Merita, I co-founded ElectricApps with some very talented people. Prior to that, I was the CEO of business process management software provider, Clear Technology and co-founder and CFO of e-business consulting leader Viant Corporation. I have held a variety of product management and marketing positions at Oracle, Compuware and Uniface International. At Ole Miss, I earned a BS in Computer Science and Academic All-SEC honors as a linebacker. I am an NACD Fellow and have an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
I think it’s important for all of us to be active in the community. At various times I’ve been on a school board, coached my sons’ sports programs, and served as a scout leader. Lisa and I continue to work with organizations providing healthy after-school programs for kids and I’m actively working to increase apprenticeship opportunities for people across a number of industries.