I consider myself a passionate technology entrepreneur and a student of life. I believe in people, ideas and the power of heart to overcome any obstacle. I am a patient creator of dreams, and strive to be an enabler of extraordinary. I have committed myself to growth and the growth of those around me, to adventure and the pursuit of excellence, balance and health.
In the past 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune of being a part of several companies. I started my career as an auditor at KPMG in Los Angeles in 1991. In 1993 I co-founded and was CEO of Durand Communications, a bulletin board software company, which was later sold to Webb Interactive in 1998. In 2000, I founded a company called Jabber Inc. to help commercial the Jabber open source platform created by Jeremie Miller. I stayed with Jabber through the formation of the Jabber Software Foundation and initial commercialization and capital formation, leaving in 2002 to co-found and become CEO of Ping Identity. Jabber was later sold to Cisco in 2008.
I hold a BA in Biology and Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and live in Denver with my wife Kim Durand and my two daughters, Parker & Samantha Durand.
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