Biography

I am a serial entrepreneur and investor, leveraging my extensive experience in starting, growing, managing and exiting firms. I have invested in over 15 early stage entities. My current interests include medical cannabis start ups, with a focus on Colombia. My spouse Dra. Sandra Carrillo MD, specializes in anti-aging protocols, stem cell therapy, aesthetic medicine, and is currently studying medical cannabis clinical applications.

As a start up entrepreneur, I have funded and co-founded 3 businesses doing more than $25,000,000 USD annually in sales. One venture, Geekforless.com, enjoys sales in the millions of dollars.

I live in Panama, manage Panamanian-based businesses, and invest in Panamanian Real Estate. As a former member of EO Panama, I have a list of extensive contacts within Panama. I am also a former member of EO Toronto (joined 1995) and YPO Toronto (joined 1999).

I am seeking high-return opportunities to invest in, and serve as a director for high-quality cannabis oriented and life sciences firms. If you are seeking a highly experienced operator, a dynamic leader who understands the growth cycles of start-ups, and how to develop exit strategies, contact me!

Awards

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, 1998
Winner of 2 CATA awards
Our Internet Service Company was featured twice on Fast 50 list of Technology firms.
My partners and I appeared three times on the Profit 100 list of the Top Ten Fastest Growing Companies in Canada (Number 7 1998, Number 3 1999, Number 1, 2005).
Appeared in the Inc500 Hot 50 List, twice. Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 (2006), South Florida Business Journal’s Top Internet-Based Company (2005), and many others.

During my tenure, Hostopia was a highly profitable business built on a powerful suite of proprietary SaaS applications for SME’s. We raised in excess of $29.2 million in capital and sold to Deluxe Corporation for $124 million, 10x+ return on initial invested capital in only 8 years.