A born entrepreneur and well versed in international activities having managed multi-million dollar B to B and B to C businesses. He is an American and co-founded Optinvent in France. Before founding the Start-Up, he had worked for Invensys, HP, and Thomson. Previously he directed component businesses in for Thomson Multimedia (now Technicolor) where he went on to successfully set up and run the optical component business from scratch. Preceding the optical activity, he ran an RF component business with two R&D centers (Singapore and Germany), manufacturing in Indonesia, and a worldwide sales force. He holds a BSEE degree from University of Illinois and has studied Operations Management at the ESCP the oldest business school in Europe.