Al’s been involved in multiple San Diego startups since 1999 after leaving the Detroit auto industry as an electrical engineer. He's started two of his own companies where he's raised capital from both VCs and angels, and sold one of them to both Seismic and Return Path. He's a member of the board of Startup San Diego, Tech Coast Angels, and a mentor for the Techstars and Founder Institute accelerator programs, both of from which he previously graduated. Al is currently the vice president of product strategy at Seismic. In his free time, he manages to play a little beach volleyball, trade stocks, and camp with his wife, son, dog, and friends.