Matt McConnell founded Compatible Systems, a supplier of networking and internetworking equipment, in 1985. He was President and CEO of the company until it was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2000. He worked for Cisco as a Director of Engineering until 2002. Mr. McConnell is an active angel investor and a cofounder at Coolescence LLC, a Boulder, Colorado based energy research company. Mr. McConnell holds bachelors degrees in electrical engineering and English literature from the University of Colorado.