Founder and Chief Executive Officer
2nd Watch is a global leader in building, deploying and managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) based IT operations for enterprise customers. 2nd Watch assists customers in evaluating the economics of moving IT operations into AWS, designs and builds highly reliable and scalable AWS based enterprise IT platforms, and provides software tools and management services that enable enterprises to deploy, manage and optimize cloud based IT operations infrastructure. 2nd Watch has effectively moved over 2MW of enterprise data center capacity into the AWS cloud as part of 300+ platform and data center migrations. 2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and is headquartered in Liberty Lake, WA with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York.
Experienced executive with over 20 years in public & private high-growth technology companies. For the past 10 years, I've developed a strong track record for building, financing, and growing technology startups through the early stage to successful exit. As a founder / senior executive in two major enterprise startups (telecom & cloud computing) that have resulted in 9-figure successes for our investors, I understand the importance of talented people within an organization and how a great senior team can drive a successful outcome through strong execution. During this time, I've raised or helped raise over $100M in equity and debt financing and served a key supporting role in a $300M Goldman Sachs led startup exit. I've always been a creative thinker with a passion for disrupting incumbent business models or the status quo. I've got a knack for simplifying process, strategic planning, and efficiency, while focusing maniacally on customer experience and striving for flawless execution. What I've learned over the years is that a startup's secret to success is -- "the right people, at the right time, in the right roles" -- and that actively navigating through this dynamic people equation, particularly in the early stage, is vitally important.