Grant grew up in Dallas Texas graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BS in Economics and Finance. While studying International Business in the MBA program at UTD he was recruited by a large US based International textile importer and manufacturer, Wintex Inc. Rising quickly through the ranks, Grant became the youngest Exec VP of Sales after only 18 months with over $65M in Gross Revenue under his responsibility. Wintex supplied textiles to major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Wholesale Club, Costco and others and Grant would eventually establish and maintain many of the key executive relationships with these companies. It was through these relationships that he would successfully unlock additional sales, manufacturing, financing and investment opportunities for Wintex. After three years with Wintex, he was recruited by Ichauway Mills, LLC to become one of their Managing Partners and Board Members where he further expanded his responsibilities and expertise. Contracting directly with manufacturing facilities in China (600+ workers), Mexico (400+ workers), Dominican Republic (250+ workers) and Honduras, he oversaw the proprietary manufacturing for well over 100+ containers/month for Ichauway Mill’s customers that included Walmart, Sam’s, Costco and others. Technology and the stock market was a booming at the time and Grant would eventually part with Ichauway to pursue what would quickly become his true passion, software.
His first venture, the funding and development of a day-trading software platform that would eventually be acquired by 1-800-day-trade (and later by Scottrade), would be the start he needed. Over the next two years Grant could be found racing his Ferrari Challenge Series car while developing the mentoring and executive relationships with those in technology that shared his passions. Then, in 2000, he and two friends founded a dot com Technology company called Cool Partners, LLC, an ISP, Webhosting and Streaming Media company. Grant, as co-founder and CEO, would successfully spearhead the growth and direction, creating a Who’s Who board of directors and raising over $30M in investment capital. Cool Partners would eventually spin off their ISP to Earthlink, selling their webhosting business to a publicly held Canadian company. The Streaming Media division was eventually operated by the largest shareholder, Pegasus VC that had acquired all the stock of Cool Partners. A couple of years later, Grant co-founded another company, Software Medium and under his leadership as President and CEO, grew the business into a $50M IT Security Channel Partner Reseller carrying line card vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, CA, McAfee and HP. Software Medium would be successfully sold to a Private Equity Group in 2006 after developing several proprietary technology innovations that included "Remote Virtual Software Install", Sales Central Automated Sales Quote Generator and an automated software Financing Lease Program. Building on the success of Software Medium, Grant founded Bridge Metrics in 2009 and set out to solve what had become immediately obvious to him while at Software Media; the complete absence of integrated sales and marketing support by the major manufactures on his company’s line card. Grant’s vision led him to Richard Friesberg whom he knew had been working on technology that could be directly applicable to the problems that Bridge Metrics wanted to solve. Richard joined Bridge Metrics as a co-founder and with his comprehensive understanding of the Reseller Channel distribution model, Bridge Metrics was off to the races. The company's platform was first to address these unmet needs of IT Channel resellers and today, almost 10 years later, Bridge Metrics continues to disrupt the Channel with a novel multitenant system that empowers Channel resellers with the digital marketing content they need in a single account, across multiple vendors and from multiple sources.