About

I’m a ski bum. Previously I was VP of Marketing Operations at Redfin, where I had worked for over seven years, seeing it go from a handful of people to a company on the verge of an IPO.

Before that I was a program manager for two and a half years in the Windows Media Center division at Microsoft.

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Honours Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in Computer Science. Before going to Waterloo I spent one year at the University of Manitoba.

Previously I was one of the three founders of Transpose LLC, a company focused on delivering collaborative systems for knowledge management and trust on the Internet. Transpose was headquartered in Maine.

I also pursued the whole dot com thing just as the bubble was bursting. John and I took an idea and turned it into Fairtunes, a company focused on collecting voluntary payments for musicians. While the company was never profitable we did generate a fair amount of publicity with feature articles in Time Magazine (the infamous photo), Globe and Mail, National Post, Slashdot, Wired.com and a Canadian Press story that ran in every Canadian daily. We also received mentions in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, and the LA Times. We gave A LOT of radio interviews (40+?) and we appeared on CTV’s Canada AM and Digital Desk and CBC’s Newsworld and Street Cents (watch the clip). Summer 2001 we sold Fairtunes.com to Overlook Technology of Hillsdale, New York.

I was also the ‘rebel’ behind the Offshore Napster Initative which never did get offshore but did result in me appearing on CTV’s Canada AM, CBC, Global, Fox, and MuchMusic. Articles also ran on the front page of the Globe and Mail, in The Register, on Slashdot, CNN, News.com,… We were operating a Napster server in Canada that came under fire from the Canadian Recording Industry Association but they never followed up on the threats in their nuisance cease and desist letter to our ISP.

After highschool and before the whole university thing I spent 6.5 months backpacking, trekking, hiking, rafting, vegging in Nepal, India, Thailand,
Malaysia, and Burma.

I’m passionate about skiing (Alpental, Whistler, Stevens, Crystal, Baker), hockey (GSHL), cycling (Specialized Allez Elite), biking (Commencal Supreme DH, Ellsworth Moment) and sailing (J24s).

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