I build and scale technology companies.

Dialogtech

Since 2005 I have dedicated my efforts toward create a new marketing communications channel focused on voice as the CEO of Dialogtech formerly Ifbyphone.

DialogTech provides the only platform for end-to-end call attribution and conversion essential for data-driven marketers. DialogTech’s platform solves one of the most pressing challenges in today’s mobile-first world by eliminating the black hole inbound calls create in understanding true marketing performance. And as marketers face mounting pressure to drive not only leads but revenue, DialogTech’s platform empowers marketers with the call attribution data needed to confidently invest in campaigns that drive calls, as well as the conversion technology necessary to convert callers into customers. DialogTech serves as a strategic partner to over 5,000 enterprises, agencies, and fast-growing companies across a wide variety of industries. For more information visit www.dialogtech.com.

As of the January 2017 Dialogtech has 150 employees, close to 5,000 customers and is leveraging an investment of $60,000,000 from the venture capital community.  Dialogtech processes over 50 million minutes of phone calls on behalf of their customers, manages an inventory of over 5 million phone numbers and services customers worldwide.

Metamor Technologies

In 1985, I founded Metamor Technologies, which focused its efforts on assisting companies in transitioning their mission critical computer systems from yesterday to today. Metamor employed more than 500 professionals, located in 4 cities, who serve a wide range of clients from the banking, telecommunications, health care, insurance, retail, and services industries. Up until April of 1997, Metamor was a privately funded and operated company. In April 1997, Metamor was sold to Corestaff, Inc. as described below.Metamor Technologies was a consulting company that specialized in providing technology transition services to a diverse mix of clients. To facility technology transitions, Metamor provided training, client-server development, database and OAT development, internet/intranet services, LAN/wan integration and IT data center outsourcing services. My management and technology expertise contributed to Metamor’s explosive compound annual growth rate of over 60 percent. Metamor was listed among the top 25 Management Consulting firms in Crain’s Chicago Business Daily. In 1994 and 1995 Inc. Magazine ranked Metamor as one of the 500 fastest growing successful businesses in the United States.

During this time I was a leading authority in business strategy, technology transitions, client/server computing, operating systems, networking and software development methodologies. I wrote a monthly column in the Chicago Computer Guide magazine, and was often called upon to speak at industry symposia and seminars throughout the United States and in Europe. Attendees for these functions typically include MIS managers and senior corporate executives from major domestic and international corporations. Over the course of my career I have led hundreds of seminars and classes ranging in length from hours to days.

At Metamor I was responsible for providing systems and management expertise to leading corporations that include Alcoa, Arthur Andersen, EDS, GTE, Globex, Hughes, Perot Systems, Quill Corporation and United Health Care. My assignments included IT strategy development, the reengineering of corporate technology architectures, technical analysis of corporate networks and application architectures and performance analysis and capacity planning. I worked effectively with people at various levels in their companies – from end users and technical staff to CEOs.

Up until August, 1998, I served as Metamor’s President and CEO and provided support to the business as Business Strategist, Chief Technologist, and Director of Marketing. Much of his time was dedicated to the implementation of an acquisition and expansion strategy.

Corestaff Merger

In March of 1997, I worked to orchestrate the acquisition of Metamor by Corestaff. This transaction was originated to provide capital for the rapid expansion of Metamor from a regional to a national firm and to provide liquidity for Metamor’s stockholders. My role expanded to include the strategic acquisition of companies forming the system integration division of Corestaff.

Post acquisition, Metamor continued its growth with an increase in revenues of 62 percent in 1997. The acquisition strategy, which drove the Corestaff merger, was implemented with over 10 acquisitions in place. When I left Metamor in August of 1998, Metamor Technologies was poised to complete the year (1998) with over 52 million dollars of revenue. The overall system integration group consisting of 10 plus acquired companies, had 1998 revenues over 250 million dollars.

In support of the enhanced expansion strategy, Corestaff changed their corporate name to Metamor Worldwide and their NASQAQ trading symbol to MMWW.

Entrepreneurship

Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago, Lord Bissell and Brooks, and LaSalle National Bank.

Finalist in the KMPG Illinois High Tech awards

Metamor Technologies – Inc 500 1994 and 1995
Ifbyphone/Dialogtech  – Inc 500 2011

Personal Timeline

Dialogtech
2005 – current
Ideation, founder, CEO/CTO, Currently CEO

Photography, writing, thinking
2003-2004
Looking for my next project.

Jemmco
2001/2002
Role: Interim COO

Jemmco was a hedge fund with over $600MMM in the market specializing in dollar neutral equity based statistical arbitrage. I assisted the founder in managing the funds back office operations while recruited a permanent COO.

Edventions
1999-2001
Ideation, founder, CEO/CTO

Edventions provided elementary school technology solutions via an industry first “split ASP” architecture with centrally managed servers.   In 2001 Edventions was sold to Edison Schools.

Metamor Technologies
1986 – 1997
CEO/CTO and Founder

Digital Equipment Corporation
1980 – 1985
Software Services (Consultant and Manager)

I was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation for more than five years. In the most recent position, I served as the Manager of Digital’s United States Data Communications Expertise Center. In 1984, I was presented with the Key Contributor Award for efforts in forming this Center. In 1982, I was Digital’s Realtime Systems Data Processing Manager on site at Sun Electric Company. For my six-month involvement in this project, I received Digital’s Residence award. In 1981, 1982, and 1983, I was cited for the quality of his consulting efforts and received Digital Excellence Awards.

Microbus
1979 – 1980
Role: CO-Founder

Microbus provided small businesses with accounting and inventory management systems delivered on Alpha Micro minicomputers.

Education

Washington University
1974-1977
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Niles East High School (Skokie, IL.)
1970 – 1973