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President & CEO
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It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Why CommonPlaces?

After being a part of Internet startups Lycos & Firefly decided to start CommonPlaces, which was a combination of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for Colleges. Other Founders were Bill Townsend & Mark Palmer.  We wanted to create an all inclusive web platform that simulated the Boston Common: Housing, Retail, Business and Social.  After selling off our patents on Social Networking and websites, we focused on building web ecosystems for companies.

Fun Facts

  • Have 5 beautiful daughters inside & out (definition of insanity).
  • Worked on web projects with Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, Marc Andreessen, Christine Varney & Al Gore.
  • Attend 2 colleges simultaneously with different majors (Chem Eng & Comp Sci), while developing 2 computer patents.
  • My dad designed and built the HVAC system for the Space Shuttle
  • Rock & Roll: Was in the original Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird” MTV video.  Love Rock concerts. Fav song is Hotel California with Joe Walsh.
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