After graduating with a BS in Physics from UCLA, Don went on to earn an MBA at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
In 1993, he co-founded and managed Potomac Interactive Corporation, a multimedia software company that grew into a profitable, multimillion-dollar enterprise within three years. In 1997, Potomac merged with a similar firm, NetResponse, and then with iXL, a company with operations in the United States and Germany. By 2000, the venture had become so successful in the US that Don headed to Germany to revitalize the iXL’s operations there. He achieved this goal within just six months of becoming iXL’s SVP of Operations & Client Services.
Between 2001 and 2002, Don was tapped for a leadership role by Gene Logic, a genomics information company with a strong software capability. He oversaw the business and marketing aspects of the company’s entry into enterprise bioinformatics software, culminating in the successful launch of Gene Logic’s Genesis Enterprise System in mid 2001.
At this point in his career — already a highly successful startup founder and an accomplished business leader on two continents — Don joined the Support Functions group of companies.
With his unique combination of technical expertise, leadership ability, and startup experience, Don plays an integral role in helping Support Functions’ customers automate processes and achieve strong, sustainable growth.