I am a proven software executive with over a dozen software products and two companies taken to a successful sale.

I founded Kairn Corporation in 2018 to help organizations, plan and implement intelligent products and systems. Together with my co-founders we have defined a "Pathway to Intelligent Systems." to guide companies on their journey.

And in support of this journey we have begun to invest in companies that will simplify the process of building and implementing analytical programs. We think of this as the "analytics engine room" and our first investment is in Aginity which we acquired in the spring of 2020.

I have taken over the CEO job at Aginity to drive this transformation.

Previously I was CTO for Acosta and lead the Sales Effectiveness practice for Nielsen globally. The practice focused on using analytics to drive retail sales - from headquarters planning to in-store execution. My role in product leadership included defining strategy, building product plans, overseeing technology development, driving the launch of new products and working with the commercial organizations to execute on sales and delivery.

I came to Nielsen as a result of the acquisition of G4 Analytics in 2013.

I founded G4 Analytics in 2001 to help companies embed analytics into their selling process. Our sales planning and retail execution solutions supported Consumer Goods and Retail companies. We helped our customers understand their consumers and identify programs to reach them in the most effective manner. Prior to founding G4, I spent 20 years in technology services focused on business applications, and analytics.

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