I was born October 22, 1955. and grew up in Coventry, England. I attended Caludon Castle High School and continued onto Coventry Technical College studying electrical and electronic engineering and telecommunications.
My career began over 40 years ago in the telecommunications industry where initially I buried telephone cables and climbed telegraph poles to eventually holding various engineering and management positions with some major corporations in the industry.
In addition to holding down a regular daytime job, I gained experience in managing a business in my late teens and early twenties by spending eight years running a mobile discotheque and a nightclub with lifelong friend Michael Wootton, including serving time as a disc jockey a few days of the week.
In 1982, I emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, where I spent two years before my company relocated me back to Great Britain, where I lived in Llandogo, South Wales. Itchy feet made me pack bags again. In 1985, my company made me an offer I couldn't refuse and relocated me to Boca Raton, Florida in the United States, preempting a three year job commitment in Papua New Guinea. I have also lived in Singapore.
In 1998, I co-founded a successful contact center development company. Because of the global nature of my company’s products and my position as head of sales and marketing, international business travel was a necessity. I have traveled extensively around the world both on business and pleasure and have been responsible for selling technology into over seventy countries worldwide.
I sold the business in June of 2013 and now spend my time traveling for pleasure, however to the more obscure and off-the-beaten-track places I also participate in public speaking engagements.
It's been a wild ride and I realize that I have been very fortunate. Life's been good.
My first job
My current job
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Author, Adventurer and Public Speaker
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