I get to work with awesome people at Coolr and our customers on solving interesting and challenging problems through the ideation and building of high value products. We get to create things from nothing to make things happen.
What inspired you to do what you do?
I love to create things that are better than what people have today, and am inspired to try to imagine or reimagine new ways of doing things. My inspiration for what we are doing at Coolr comes from my experiences being a part of and building amazing teams at Microsoft, Dashwire and HTC. Amazing teams are awesome to be a part of, and helping people raise the bar on team building and what it's like to be a part of an awesome team is what I am passionate about helping others to achieve.
If you had to live off of one type of food, what would it be?
Ford was raised in the Seattle area and has been a technology enthusiast from an early age. He got his start as an intern at Monet Mobile Networks, the first company in the U.S. to offer 3G data access, and has spent the last decade working in the technology industry for companies creating mobile operating systems, cloud services, and smart devices. Ford most recently lead HTC's Connected Services division in Seattle and Taipei, reporting to the President. Prior to HTC, Ford founded and built Dashwire, one of the first mobile cloud service companies. Dashwire's award winning services allowed the company to win licensing deals with top global operators and retailers before being acquired by HTC in August 2011. Prior to Dashwire, Ford worked in mobile at Microsoft during the early days of smartphones. Ford is a graduate of Harvard.