"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."
Professional Services for Early-Stage Technology Businesses
Are you stuck trying to guide your startup across the chasm from a few customers to mainstream success?
Having trouble securing investment from angels or VCs?
Are your bootstrapping efforts not producing results?
Are you caught in limbo trying to get customers to sign off?
Are you looking for an edge over encroaching competition?
I have solved these common problems, and I can help your business solve them too. With an experienced external perspective, I can work with you to get your business back on track.
What I bring to the table
My focus areas are:
- operational and organizational efficiency.
- market prototyping, intelligence and strategy.
- product development and release process.
- quality assurance.
- Canadian market exploration.
I can tailor my services to suit the situation. In the past, I have been hired for business plan preparation, investor and sales presentations, analysis reports and project management.
I hold an honors bachelors degree in Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo with a specialization in economics. Before leaving school, I did some postgraduate work in software design evolution which resulted in a new feature of the Mylyn plugin for Eclipse (which merged into TaskTop).
Prior to working with startups, I built years of experience as a software development engineer, software architect and project manager with a wide range of businesses from small niche products to massive multinationals. I have worked in a wide range of sectors including enterprise telecommunications, internet technologies, digital video processing, law enforcement communications interception.
More recently, I have been involved in several Canadian enterprise telecommunications startups. Some of their success stories include securing preliminary customers, breaking even on an angel investment, increasing annual sales growth, completing business plan, preparing and reaching investment stages.