What I do at Virtual:
I serve as the Executive Director for the Mojaloop Foundation. I have a great team of Virtual experts supporting this exciting new open source initiative to address Financial Inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked.
Years of experience:
10 in high tech, then shifted to nonprofit consortia and standards groups for the past 15+ years.
I have served as Executive Director for the NFC Forum and several open source organizations. I was a founding board member of the ASP Industry Consortium. Prior to moving into high tech consortia, I spent 10 years in marketing roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.
B.S. – Computer Information Systems, Bentley University. Graduate studies at Babson College.
Favorite client story:
Shifting my work from straight technology to a charitable mission has given me a whole new perspective on how technology can improve the world. In my first 12 months of working on the Mojaloop project I have traveled to Africa 5 times and met a diverse new group of developers and advocates. The people I am working with are so dedicated and inspiring, I so look forward to each meeting with them.
Wrangling livestock: sheep, goats, chickens, oxen… and corgis!
What I do for fun:
Garden, Hike, tend to my evolving menagerie.
I can’t live without:
The outdoors, any season. I particularly love winter.
Important life lesson:
You must advocate for yourself, don’t wait for others to do so.
Key to success:
Jump in! Try something new or different, beg forgiveness.
Served my local library as a trustee and oversaw a major renovation of our c1800 building, becoming the first ADA compliant public building in our town. Served as a director of our local land trust. Was Race Director for the successful Francestown Five road race for 10 years.
Favorite Movie, Book, Food, Music:
Movie: The Mission
Book: Wendell Berry’s poetry and essays, too many to choose just one.
Food: savory, not sweet.
I am a diehard David Byrne/Talking Heads fan. American Eutopia is the best live show I have ever attended.