Welcome. This web site is intended to be a vehicle for sharing information about my personal journey, my hobbies and my business pursuits.
My Personal Interests:
Music/electronics, all things Automotive/mechanical, Science, and Fitness
My Business/Community Bio:
I am currently VP and General Manager of App Annie Canada. App Annie is the largest mobile app intelligence platform, providing developers and publishers with a 360-degree view of what they need to know to build, market and invest in their apps. App Annie is used by over 400,000 mobile app professionals - including 90 percent of the top 100 publishers. App Annie acquired Mobidia in April 2015 where I was the CEO since 2008. Mobidia was a pioneer in mobile measurement with the largest global sample of smartphone and tablet users at the time, providing unique insights into mobile usage trends on hundreds of thousands of mobile applications and mobile networks across the world.
In the non-profit sector I am currently on the board of advisors of the Vancouver School Board's Scientist in Residence Program, and the board of directors of Wavefront, a wireless technology commercialization accelerator. In the past I have served as a board member of WinBC and DigiBC (2009-2010), a board member and Vice Chair of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (2001-2007), a board member and sponsorship Chair of AceTech (2001-2007), a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Advisory Committee (2003-2006), a member of the BC Securities Commission NEAT committee (2002-2003), and a board member and Program Chair for Softworld (2000-2001).
My wife and partner for the past 35 years, Cheryl Spratt, and I take a keen interest in supporting the non-profit sector. Together we have engaged with BCT Social Venture Partners, BC ScienceWorld, Vancouver School Foundation's Scientist in Residence Program, and Ecojustice (Sierra Legal).
In the past I was the founder, President & CEO, Chairman, and an advisor to Intrinsyc Software at various times from 1996 until 2008 - a mobile software and services provider to handset OEMs. I was a co-founder and CEO of Consequent Technologies (2002-2003), a co-founder and past President/EVP of PCS Wireless, Inc. (1993-1996), a VP/Business Unit Manager of Nexus Engineering (1991-1992), and a Product Development Manager in Motorola's Wireless Data Division (1989-1991). I have also been involved with a number of other technology companies including ERNEX/CSI Credit Systems, Integra Systems, Canysco Industries, DBA Telecom, Cambian, Image Power, and Icron Technologies.