Studies in Political Science and Systems Engineering, West Point; studies in Political Economics, University of California, Berkeley. Serial entrepreneur, incorporated 37 companies. Former: Army Interrogator; Founder, AUTOAccess, an electronic database of used cars for sale; Founder and CEO, CarsDirect.com and Build-To-Order; early adviser to numerous automotive businesses, including Tesla; CEO, IdeaLab; CEO, eCompanies. Other ventures include Advertise.com, SharesPost, PriceLock, CarsDirect.com, US Digital Gaming, Zag.com, Brighthouse. Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors, TrueCar.