We are tiny beings in an incredibly vast universe living in bodies composed of elements from the earth and cosmos for a flicker of time. We have the gift of the breath, our mind, the present moment and free will. With these gifts we can choose our own adventure.

I am committed to being a person who is loving, strong, present, humble, and compassionate. I am curious about other people's stories as a way to understand them holistically from the perspective of a student, as an equal, and as a teacher.

People are not defined by their jobs or their stuff. So I have taken a different approach to presenting my story below...going beyond the standard bio.

 

What's Important to Me

  1. Family - loved ones including my sons, parents, and the legacy of my grandparents
  2. Health - physical and mental health 
  3. Happiness - being happy and helping others be happy
  4. Peace in the Present Moment
  5. Learning - cultivating knowledge and experience daily
  6. Creating - contributing knowledge, art, business, new opportunities, and value for family and clients
  7. Truth - Being impeccable with my word and seeking truth
  8. Adventure - seeking rich experiences in all aspects of daily life

Elements Which Make Up My Body (%)

Remember we are all made up from these elements - Be humble and make the best of your elements!

Key Virtues from Roman heritage which I cultivate

  • Comitas – "humour" – ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.
  • Constantia – "perseverance" – stamina, as well as general mental and physical endurance in the face of hardship.
  • Clementia – "mercy" – mildness and gentleness, and the ability to set aside previous transgressions.
  • Dignitas – "dignity" – a sense of self-worth, personal self-respect and self-esteem.
  • Disciplina – "discipline" – essential to personal excellence; also connotes adherence to the legal system.
  • Firmitas – "tenacity" – strength of mind, and the ability to stick to one's purpose at hand without wavering.
  • Frugalitas – "frugality" – economy and simplicity in lifestyle, without being miserly.
  • Gravitas – "gravity" – a sense of the importance of the matter at hand; responsibility, and being earnest.
  • Honestas – "respectability" – the image that one presents as a respectable member of society.
  • Salubritas – "wholesomeness" – general health and cleanliness, personified in the deity Salus.
  • Veritas – "truthfulness" – honesty in dealing with others.

My Work, Experience & Creations

  • Leading corporate venture capital at Pegasystems where I select, invest, and coach early stage companies delivering digital transformation solutions for enterprises globally.  
  • 15+ years experience working as a Salesforce.com partner overseeing more than 1,000 projects helping companies improve sales performance, optimize marketing, and streamline business operations.
  • Co-Founder of Theikos a Salesforce.com consulting company where I was the CEO for 8 years until successful sale to Astadia. Theikos was the first salesforce.com partner with global resources in US and India.
  • Founder at a payment software company helping companies to improve Order-to-Cash process and drive revenue growth. Working with customers and partners like Visa, CyberSource, YMCA, Salesforce.com, Hadco Metals, and more.

Favorite Activities

  • Spending time with my sons and other loved ones 
  • Building soulful, learning relationships
  • Long Walks & Hiking
  • Working Out with weights, body weight, kettlebells, and steel mace
  • Reading
  • Enjoying music and struggling to learn guitar
  • Water Sports - Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Jet Skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Snow Boarding
  • Art
  • Practicing philosophy as a tool for self improvement

Online Profiles

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
— Marcus Aurelius