Don is a seasoned global technology executive. Prior to his recent retirement from IBM, he served as General Manager, Global Networking Alliances, having overall responsibility for revenue, strategy, and execution with IBM’s top worldwide networking partners. This multi billion role entailed working closely at senior executive levels with IBM’s largest networking and infrastructure partners, including Cisco Systems, VMware, Juniper Networks, and others.
Before rejoining IBM in 2001, Don served as CEO of AdWare Systems, Inc., a leading solutions provider to the global advertising industry, where he led the transformation of their U.S. and London-based application offerings to a cloud based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, while expanding AdWare's customer base to over twenty countries.
Don continues to engage in a number of local education and economic development initiatives, while providing advice and counsel to various technology related organizations on a local and national basis. He enjoys playing golf - particularly when able to keep the ball in the fairway.