About Frank

December 11th, 2012 by

Frank is the co-creator of TinkerBarn Ventures – an impact focused Startup Studio & Early Stage Venture Capital Fund.

An engineer turned entrepreneur, Frank founded 5 technology companies resulting in two IPOs and multiple acquisitions creating more than $5 billion in market value, $1 billion in sales and $300 million of capital raised..  Frank has been named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, most admired CEO by the LABJ and one of the 500 most influential people in LA.

An active philanthropist, Frank has served on boards such as the Alzheimer’s Association, CASA (an organization serving abused and neglected foster children), and currently serves on the boards of the Park City Education Foundation and the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

Frank grew up in Chicago and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  When not helping entrepreneurs, he loves spending time with his family skiing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, experiencing live music, doing yoga and meditating.

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