About our CEO
My entrepreneurial background started in grade school with a lawn care business. I started my second company in Denton while completing by BS in Computer Science at the University of North Texas - repairing PCs for the Bose speaker company. I was employed by the university during this time, working to migrate 5,000 desktop PCs from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95, and assisting with a campus-wide network upgrade. After graduating from UNT, I went to work for an IT consulting firm in Dallas, which was acquired a year later to become the Dallas branch of a nationwide startup called All Bases Covered. Our Dallas branch grew from 8 technicians to 38 technicians in just a few months, and the company grew from 300 to over 700 people within a couple of years. Our Dallas branch led the nation in process development and profitability, helping All Covered to become “the IBM of small business”.
In 2004 I founded and served as President of Solace Networks, a small-business IT consulting company based in Dallas. Through difficult economic times, Solace grew >100% year over year, thanks to our focus on people and processes. In late 2008 I sold my interest in the company, and I founded Qoverage in early 2009.
My dad was an x-ray service engineer, and my brother is a software engineer. I have been immersed in a technical environment since birth. I grew up building with Legos, Erector Sets, R/C cars and model rockets. I wrote my own games for the Commodore 64. In high school and college I fell in love with Computer Science, where my creative spirit and my techie nerd brain came together. Writing code and building slick algorithms is a ton of fun, but it always seemed to alienate the real-world people. I could feel a gap between engineering ideology and human needs. Connecting people and getting them to embrace technology to solve problems has always been the challenge. I figured out that our team could apply technology to make a business stronger, and to make people happy and more successful. I have had many “aha moments” with these connections. That’s why I got into IT consulting, and that’s why I have never left.
I have helped hundreds of executives and companies bridge the gap, improving their technology environments to better serve their customers and their people. It is this passion for business transformation that I bring to my team. I will continue to grow Qoverage in an exciting and growing environment, with an empowered and passionate team. We will change businesses and people’s lives for the better.