I am currently a co-founder and CEO of a new startup called FindTheBest (a search comparison engine) located in Santa Barbara. I am the co-founder and formerly the CEO and Chairman of DoubleClick, Inc (Nasdaq: DCLK). DoubleClick was sold in July of 2005 to the private equity firm Helman & Friedman for $1.1 billion and was recently acquired again by Google.
I also sit on a number of private company boards that I have invested in, including 9 Star, Travidia, Surfline, and Procore. Prior to FindTheBest, I was mainly focused on O'Connor Ventures providing seed capital to startups that I hope will become massive companies rather than a tax write-off. I am also the author of the book, "Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing". I've given many guest lectures at universities including U of M, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, MIT, UCSB, University of Colorado, and Westmont.
My lowest paying job, though perhaps the most exciting, was as a wrestling coach with Jeff Gaier at Cincinnati Moeller from 1988-1992. Moeller didn't have much of a wrestling team back then, but is now consistently one of the top wrestling programs in the country.
I earned my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan with honors in 1983. In the spring of 2000, I had the privilege to give the College's keynote address at graduation. I'm also a co-chair of Progress & Promise: the 150th Anniversary Campaign for U of M. I received an honorary doctorate from my Dad's alma mater, Lawrence Technological University, which was pretty cool. Today I am on the Board of Trustees at Crane Country Day School where I also chair the Annual Fund. Cormac is a sophmore at Cate School where I also co-chair the Annual Fund.
But most importantly, I'm happily married with three great kids.