Colin is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. His career started at Boeing, where he designed algorithms for automatic control systems on airplanes. He made his mark using artificial intelligence to control antilock brakes, allowing Boeing airplanes to stop in a 5% shorter stopping distance on icy runways. Colin’s approach opened many eyes to the power of artificial intelligence in aviation.
In 1998, Colin started his first company, a Java programming consulting firm called Milo.com, which built many early ecommerce systems including Charles Schwab’s online trading website. Milo.com grew to 35 people and was acquired in 2000.
In 2009, Colin partnered with Doug to launch Waypoint Homes, the first company to scale single family rental. Colin oversaw acquisitions, technology, and fundraising. The company ultimately raised over $3.5 billion of equity and debt, bought over 17,000 homes (mostly one at a time), and went public on the NYSE as Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY).
Colin holds multiple patents in Artificial Intelligence, has earned a spot on Goldman Sachs Top 100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs and was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. Colin has a passion for rainforest conservation, having created a 10,000 acre nature preserve in Panama.