Greg began his IT career in the graduate Electrical & Computer Engineer school at Old Dominion University in the late 1980s where he was involved in development of the school’s first computer engineering laboratories, circuit board CAD, digital signal processing systems and writing neural network assembly code to support pioneering work in the areas of fetal heart rate monitoring and speech recognition.
In the early 1990s Greg worked with NASA as a systems engineer on a rocket engine test stand designed to improve components of the Shuttle’s liquid rocket engines, and was on multiple teams involved in data acquisition systems, control systems, and user interface development.
In 1995 Greg co-founded HarpWeek, a producer of web-based scholarly databases of 19th Century Illustrated Newspapers containing over 65,000 digitized pages and searchable text. HarpWeek’s databases are used in 500+ Colleges and Universities, and include the entire run of Harper’s Weekly (1857-1916), and a compilation of 50 Civil War era Illustrated Newspapers. In 2003 HarpWeek won the coveted Gilder Lehrman e-Lincoln Prize honoring scholarly work on Lincoln in new media.
In the early 2000s Greg’s passion for music and 1960’s era British all-tube guitar amplifiers led to co-founding Mojave AmpWorks, a boutique guitar amplifier manufacturing company. Mojave’s endorsers included Peter Frampton and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Greg also structured the company’s first distribution deals in Japan and the UK.
Greg founded Sync21 in 2006 with a vision for helping small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures by “Synchronizing their Technology to the 21st Century”, with a focus on security and migrating difficult to maintain on-premise systems to more reliable SaaS systems on the cloud.
Greg continues to be passionate in his role as Virtual CIO for Sync21’s customers, and enjoys the challenge of guiding small businesses and entrepreneurs toward secure information technology decisions.
In his spare time Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and three children Rubina, Alexander and Luca, as well as fishing, playing guitar and building guitar amplifiers.