Skip is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has helped a variety of startups launch, grow and exit. In addition, he has funded and launched a few of his own companies. Skip started his entrepreneurial career at an early age buying a Gold's Gym in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then expanded to a total of 6 clubs and converted the brand to California Athletic Clubs before exiting via a sale of the franchise to 24 hour fitness.
He then helped grow the IAC division of Ziff-Davis publishing to $250 million, after which it was sold to Thomson Publishing. Skip continued his entrepreneurial career with Sequoia Capital - backed Quote.com, which was acquired by Lycos. Skip then founded and funded the first open source strategy firm - Open Source Group.
Skip earned his bachelor's degree from Claremont McKenna College, and then followed on with a Master's in Public Administration from the college of Notre Dame. He lives in San Mateo, California and is a native of San Francisco. In his spare time Skip enjoys baseball, yoga and studying quantum physics.
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