sqa | doc | management

I started 70Relay in 2009 when my wife and I decided to move France with our family.

I have over twenty-five years experience at a variety of companies and industries in Silicon Valley and beyond.  I have worked as a technical writer, a project manager, in technical support, and at a variety of positions in software testing from staff  sqa grunt to department vice-president.

Below are companies I have worked for and some of the projects I worked on. I’m still doing work for several of them.

Application software

Ashton Tate (Los Gatos) – Framework. A predecessor of the works-style applications with a small but loyal following.

Intuit (Menlo Park) – Quicken, needs no introduction.

Frame Technology (San Jose) – FrameMaker,  the definitive long document authoring tool.

Hardware + software

Visioneer (Palo Alto)- Paperport software and scanners.  The company was eventually split into hardware and software divisions.

Labsphere (New Hampshire) – maker of highly sophisticated light measurement equipment that is controlled by its Illumia software.


The Claria Corporation (Redwood City) – internet advertising and  content customization with over 48 million active installs at our peak.

Playlist.com (Palo Alto) – high volume music search on the internet.

Auctionomics (Palo Alto) – a sophisticated SaaS auction system for complex auctions.

Endurance Lending Network (San Francisco/New York) – small business lending.

Le Neko Noir (Belmont) –  an online craft business.


Onset Technology (Santa Cruz/Tel Aviv)  – a fax to email server application.


FMC (Santa Clara)  – M730 mobile weapons system for the U.S. Army.


Hamilton Medical (Switzerland) – mechanical ventilation for intensive care units