February 17, 2014
I have been a partner in Affinity Connection since Greg Woodman and I purchased the company in 2000. My wife, Marti and I are also owners of RicoMar Ranch, LLC in Crowheart, WY
I have had a number of different roles in startups, small businesses acquisitions and sales, working with venture capital and in raising funds from angel investors. Companies in which I have been involved include BioPore, Salimetrics, Affinity Connection, eTravco, Newport Beach Travel, Agrotech and a few others. Some have been successful, others have not, but I have accumulated a wealth of experiences over the years, primarily on the financial management side of each business.
I am currently semi retired and spend part of my time in State College, while I am also involved in our project in Northwest Wyoming. With my various business experiences, I hope to share my experiences with local entrepreneurs.
satisfaction in supporting local entrepreneurs
I got the entrepreneur "bug" after receiving my MBA from Penn State, becoming involved in a number of companies, most notably, as a founding partner in Salimetrics. After leaving Salimetrics last year, I have been enjoying semi-retirement.