Founded, built and/or monetized 6 private companies since 2000 (3 acquired by public companies, 2 trade publicly and 1 is still private). Assisted structuring, financing and/or building 6 other private companies and 2 small funds. Phunware, the pioneer of Mobile as a Service (MaaS), is the 4th fastest growing software company in America and remains privately held (Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO). Vovida Networks, a communications networking software company, sold to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) in November 2000 (Co-Founder, President & CEO). vCIS, an anti-virus and security software company, sold to Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX) in October 2002, and subsequently acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) in August 2006 (Investor & Director). Telverse Communications, a wholesale communications ASP, sold to Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) in July 2003 (Co-Founder, Investor & Director). Curo Capital, "Manager" for both the Curo Capital Appreciation Fund I, provides a diversified investment vehicle for accredited investors interested in highly liquid small, mid and large cap value and growth opportunities, and the Trymetris Capital Fund I, provides a diversified private equity Angel investment vehicle for accredited investors. Ecewa Capital Group, a holding company, acts as a strategic corporate advisor and investment vehicle for physical and financial investments. Edgewater Networks, a private communications networking equipment company, venture backed by Palomar Ventures and El Dorado Ventures (Investor & Advisor). Windspring, a private data miniaturization software company, operating profitably in Silicon Valley (Investor & Director). Trycera Financial, a prepaid debit card company, started trading publicly in August 2006 (Investor & Chairman). Caneum, an IT outsourcing company, started trading publicly in July 2004 (Investor & Chairman). Specialties: Business creation (idea conception / structuring / financing / monetizing), hypergrowth management, merger and acquisition management (structuring / integrating), corporate development (fund raising / IPO), investment fund management, corporate governance.