About Me: My Career

06/08/17

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After graduating college with a degree in Applied Mathematics, I stared in the Insurance Industry.  I worked for Occidental Life Insurance Co. in downtown Los Angeles in their actuarial program.  The picture on the left is my office mates and me circa 1978 in our actuarial department.  Larry Agin, the guy standing, was our boss.  However, I soon realized this was not the life for me (I had sales in my blood!) and transferred to their Group Sales department.   

Now that I was doing what I liked (sales) the next step was to sell a product that was more exciting then insurance.  I was able to transition to component sales by quitting Occidental and going to work for Reed Electronic Marketing. 

By working with component sales, I was exposed to opportunities to move into peripheral sales.  I worked for Mannesmann Tally and briefly joined a start-up called Printek, but when an opportunity came along to join Fujitsu America, I jumped at it, which involved a relocation from Southern California to Northern California.

I started my career with Fujitsu in printer sales, but was able to broaden my expertise into mass storage sales.   After eight years at Fujitsu, I moved on, working for such companies as Plasmon Data, Data General, QLogic, Vixel, and Infortrend.

I got into software sales, working for LynuxWorks, as a consultant for Devicescape, and for a ground-level start-up called Montilio. 

But, after 35 years in Hi-Tech Sales, I'd had enough.  But, I wasn't ready to retire.   I decided to start a second career based on things that I knew.   So, what do I know?  Well, I know:
* Computers
* Business
* and Math

So, I became an Accountant. I've been doing this for two years know.

I've leanred Business Accounting, Quickbooks, Payroll, and Tax.   I work for the CPA firm of ONeill & Bergado, and am having loads of fun.

Click here to see my career in pictures.

     

 

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The Society of Actuaries

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The Casualty Actuarial Society

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Tally Printers

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Fujitsu Computer Products of America

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Plasmon Data

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QLogic

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Devicescape

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DDC-I

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Infortrend

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Linked-In

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ONeill & Bergado, CPAs

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