Mr. Aldrich has been managing challenging business situations and delivering measurable results for over four decades. His primary skills are creating sales, support and product branding programs to make businesses more profitable in medical devices, semiconductor systems, telecommunication products and computer software and hardware companies. He was a co-founder of Simba Technologies, Microsoft’s technology partner for Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and held executive level positions at Silicon Graphics, Unisys, Altos Computer Systems, Apple Computer and Xerox.
As an entrepreneur and founding partner of a seed stage venture capital fund he has raised over $75MM in private equity from corporations, private equity firms and high net worth individuals.
Mr. Aldrich attended both Long Beach City College (Math) and California State University at Long Beach (Speech Communications and Psychology). He was an Adjunct Lecturer at Golden Gate University and has lectured at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC San Diego.
The sea can be a harsh teacher. Leaving your fears on the shore and taking your skills out on the ocean requires an inquisitive and strong nature. Having owned both sail and power vessels, the biggest challenge is knowing when to go and when to stay. In the end, the voyage is always rewarding. Getting there can cause even the most experienced mariner to experience fear. In those fearful moments, strength is acquired; tolerance is experienced and a profound sense of learning happens. The next time out is always better because some parts of the new passage are familiar.