Law School/Year: J.D., University of San Diego, 1986
Other Graduate School/Year: M.A., University of Southern California, 1983
College/Year: B.S., University of Southern California, 1983
I have participated in more than 200 mergers, stock and asset purchases, management buyouts and related transactions, ranging from $10 million to more than $250 million for Callaway Golf, Coast Citrus, Cash America, Barratt American, Family Fitness, La Costa Resort and Brawley Beef. I have assisted in the formation and funding of over 100 technology and life science startups and have been involved in more than 30 initial public offerings and secondary securities offerings and financings.
I have spent 24 years at Luce Forward, 18 as a partner. I am also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, teaching Business Planning.
I am chairman of the Ecke Family YMCA, the USD School of Law Dean’s Committee on External Affairs and a past president of the San Diego Venture Group and the USD Law Alumni Association. I also served on the boards of directors of the Corporate Directors Forum and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
I was the chair of the St. James Finance Council for more than 10 years. I have coached more than 20 teams for the Carmel Valley/Del Mar Soccer League, Del Mar Little League, Solana Beach Little League, YMCA and North Shore Girls Softball.
Married to Margot Doucette, with four children/stepchildren (Lauren, Chanelle, Lucas and Kendal).