I started out as chemical engineering grad who defected to the world of startups in 1998, as an entry-level developer at a 30-person software company. I fell in love with being a member of a team where you know everyone's name, get to worry about a broad range of business problems, and immediately see the impact of your work.
Over the course of my career I stayed with it, working with three venture-backed startups that found good exits, another two small growing services companies, and one seed stage effort that is still slugging it out. Along the way I picked up an MBA and moved from Chicago, to Austin, and now to Denver. I'm happy with where each project has ended, but still do this for the love of the journey and the work.
I've intentionally built a broad range of expertise, leading as a CEO but also having built and run sales and marketing teams, product teams, and even dev teams. I love to work on my own projects, but also enjoy helping others on theirs.