My name is Lance Weatherby.
I build Internet companies. I love building Internet companies and most, but certainly not all, of what I write about on this blog is related to that subject.
I am currently COO at Half Off Depot.
Previously I was a startup catalyst with the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech where I focused on helping Internet startups. In addition to my official duties at ATDC, I was involved in a number of projects to develop the startup community in Atlanta. I led the effort to bring Startup Weekend to Atlanta. I co-founded Skribit, Twitpay and Socialytics.
I founded the Enfuse Group, a strategic consulting firm focused on growing technology companies.
I spent a period of time as Chief Marketing Officer at CipherTrust, which was purchased by Secure Computing for $274 million.
Before that I was an EVP at EarthLink. As a general manager I started the mobile wireless business group and grew it to a $45 million business.
I made my way to EarthLink via MindSpring where I ran business development, marketing, product management, and for a period of time engineering/product development. I started at MindSpring early on, when the company was still in its infancy at ATDC.
I worked at Mobil for about five years before I entered the Internet world.
I grew up in Kentucky. I left the Bluegrass state to get my MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
I met Abby, my wife, at Indiana. We have two great kids.
I love my family. I love my profession. I also love food, photography, skiing, scuba diving, sports, wine, working out, and tennis.
I believe that the most important step to being happy is deciding that is what you are going to be.