What I do:
I am coach and counselor to hyper-growth companies that typically raise outside capital (angel, venture or strategic) and that drive toward an IPO or sale. I also work with venture capital firms and angel investors who deploy capital and partner with high growth companies.
What my clients value:
We tap into our extensive network of relationships on behalf of our clients in meaningful ways. We provide pragmatic, action-oriented, business advice and are long-term partners with entrepreneurs in good times and in bad.
We are deeply passionate about helping entrepreneurs and appreciate the importance of risk takers in driving new technology. At heart, we are frustrated entrepreneurs and technologists ourselves.
When I’m not being a Cooley lawyer:
I have been an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law for 17 years where I teach a course on emerging companies and venture capital. I enjoy working with bright law students, many of whom discover a passion for working with entrepreneurs and growth companies and take a detour from typical lawyer pursuits.
Some of my clients:
2U, ABS Capital, AddThis, Alarm.com, AvePoint, Clarabridge, Crowdrise, Echo360, Fishbowl, FoundationDB, GetWellNetwork, Grotech, Mandiant, Motionsoft, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Optoro, QED, Rally Health, Resonate Networks, Revolution Growth, Rosetta Stone, Roadtrip Nation, SocialRadar, Straighterline, VideoBlocks, Vubiquity, WealthEngine, WeddingWire.
Fly fishing, working on my farm in the Virginia countryside, collecting beer tap handles. Most of my time is spent trying to keep up with four kids – Wes, Sarah, Will and Jay. I met my wife Wendy in 7th grade home room; she still thinks I am a geek.
Blink and Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek.
*Not admitted to practice in New York