At the dawn of adulthood Glenn was a musician, bon vivant, and starry eyed fixer-of-the-world. None of which paid very well. So he invested several years learning to design computer networks at international corporations. He worked for Important People. He got some kind of federal security clearance. In his spare time he polished his skills developing sites for the newfangled World Wide Web.
One Spring day in 1996, while sprinting through Grand Central Station – late for a train home, as usual – he glimpsed his reflection in a store window and pulled up short. Standing slack-jawed, Glenn had an epiphany:
He looked ridiculous in a suit. He had to do something else for a living.
That night Glenn began drafting a business plan, and a month later took a gamble by quitting his day job and co-founding a web development firm. For the next 15 years he was privileged to collaborate on projects for more than 100 clients in various industries, ranging from artists to investment fund managers, Microsoft to Nabisco, WebMD to Travelocity. A smart plan (and fantastic clients) enabled the firm to thrive through the dotcom-boom, the dotcom-bust, and countless amazing tech advancements.
In 2011 Glenn established Online& to pursue new opportunities presented by evolving technology and markets. His new firm allows him to build on an established record of excellence and leverage his strong network of talented independent professionals who range from NYC to Portland.
Glenn is passionate about both pixels and paper, Wikipedia and the OED, burgers and bulgur. In his better moments he is a voracious reader of nonfiction, a flâneur, and an enthusiastic (though rarely succesful) fisherman.
He has been interviewed and provided commentary in media outlets including National Public Radio’s Marketplace and OPB News, Le Figaro, NHK World (Japanese public television), Histoire (French television history channel), Washington Post, Village Voice, New York Daily News, Entrepreneur, and San Antonio Express-News.