It's hard to sum up who you are as a person in text. Or rather, it's hard to talk about yourself in general. But I'll give it a shot here.
I'm a husband to my wonderful wife Melissa and father to our sweet son Charlie (1 yo). I've spent about 15 years in tech, building a career from the ground up in helpdesk all the way to technical marketing. Currently I trade my labor for currency at NVIDIA, where I'm a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for DPU/DOCA.
I often work as an advisor to small start-ups who haven't come out of stealth yet. I'm building a small tech company with a friend around a few products that we'll develop for my IAQ Consultancy and also give us an umbrella to do our advisory work under.
I've always got a number of irons in the fire, but the biggest one is my Indoor Air Quality Consultancy, that I'm going to be transitioning to full time over the next 3-5 years. Leaving tech after 15+ years is terrifying, but I don't really feel good about the work we do anymore. You can read more about that here.
I believe that we should choose people over tech.
I believe that what we spend our work lives building matters.
I believe that my family should come first before work, every time.
That's why I've decided to leave tech and build my IAQ Consultancy. I want to take the knowledge I've built up over the last few years, while we were going through infertility, to help other people feel better by helping them improve their indoor air quality. I want to build a company around the idea that you can reward your employees very well, while still being successful and profitable. I want to build a company that focuses on the happiness of its customers over its bottom line.
So I guess that's me in a few hundred words. If you want to learn more, buy me a whiskey and we can chat!