Gary is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Gary launched The CXO Fund, focused on early-stage investment (seed and pre-seed) and curating companies through close working relationships with several
top University in the US. The CXO Fund investment thesis revolves around three key verticals: DeepTech, Healthtech, and Fintech.
These verticals and our thesis will evolve based upon the expertise in the fund – i.e. the CXO investors that are predominantly Former and current senior executives from Fortune 500 companies (90+)
Prior to founding the CXO Fund, Gary was President and CERO at CenturyLink – the 2nd largest U.S. telco, global internet backbone provider. Entrepreneurship is in Gary’s DNA and over the past two decades he has boot strapped, self-funded and successfully exited three companies: Cognilytics, Systech and Softline. Cognilytics was one of the first companies globally to focus its whole strategy around big data, machine learning, and AI and was acquired by CenturyLink in 2014. Entrepreneur Magazine in 1997 ranked Softline as the second fastest growing company in the U.S.A. — prior to acquisition by KPMG.
Gary is a supporter of several charitable organizations including El’s for Autism, NextGen, GenYouth Foundation. Gary is also on the board of several emerging startup companies (TruU, Pyxis, Cogni, Balbix, Coddle) as well as Saison, Michelin 3-star restaurant and on the advisory board of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and DocuSign.
His hobbies include food and fine wine, golf and powerlifting.