has co-founded five technology based companies over the last 17 years, starting his
entrepreneurial career at 23 years of age.
has owned three of the largest web services companies in the Gulf South, generating well over $250 million in revenue, experiencing several successful exit events, and participating, originating, or managing more than a dozen M/A transactions.
has been featured in numerous national publications including INC.
and Entrepreneur magazines
He has been a member of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO/YEO) since 2000 and is currently running Pop Labs, Inc., a four-time Inc. 500/5000 winner, and one of the largest regional Interactive / Online Advertising, Marketing & Branding Agencies.
In 2006 and 2008 Gene
was honored by the City of Houston in the Celebration of Entrepreneurs Gala event, and he
has been a finalist or nominee in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 3 times in the last 6 years.
He is heavily involved in non-profit work, sitting on the Boards of both Crossroads and Defy Ventures, organizations working with juvenile offenders and post-release felons.
speaks frequently at several university MBA, sales, and entrepreneurial programs.
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