I spent 30 years in sales, business development, and strategy roles in both Fortune 500 firms and SMB's. Much of this time was spent working with some of the leading technology and innovation companies in the world such as Verizon, Intel, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, Kaiser and more. At the same time, I was always working on my own startup on the side. The entrepreneur drive has always been a big part of who I am. To that end, I went back and got my doctorate in strategy and innovation so that I could focus on helping startups and large firms innovate better, so they can solve real problems and create competitive advantages. I currently lead a CFO peer group in the greater Sacramento region and am starting a new CEO peer group. My goal is to integrate my real-world corporate experience, education, and teaching experience to provide executives with a unique peer learning experience. I want to create a fun, open group culture where members can learn new skills, change mindsets, and make better decisions that help them reach their personal and professional goals.