Acquired MicroAge’s integration services business unit in 2001, expanding the business to include emerging technologies. Today, MicroAge is a nationwide provider of digital transformation technology products and services to mid-market organizations.
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MicroAge, Inc.
Built MicroAge from a one location retail computer store in Tempe, Arizona to a $6 billion Fortune 500 company with multi-country operations. MicroAge was recognized by Money Magazine as the #1 U.S. public company for shareholder appreciation (1993). Fortune Magazine ranked MicroAge in the top third of Fortune 500 companies for return on investment during the previous ten years (1997). Major changes in the computer industry beginning in 1999, necessitated the need to liquidate the company. In 2001, the company emerged from restructuring with a plan to sell all remaining operations. The successful sale of these assets resulted in all creditors being paid in full.
Vice President, First National Bank of Arizona
Roles included Head of Electronic Data Processing, Head of Business Services, and Special Assistant to the President and CEO.
He retired as Major from United States Air Force in 1976.
His past board experience includes – Northwestern Life Insurance Company, First Interstate Bank Southwest, Northern Pipeline Construction Company. His recognition includes – named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the Computer Industry by CRN, Best CEO in the electronics industry by Financial World Magazine, “National Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year,” recognizing a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, and “Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arizona State University.