After studying and lecturing in philosophy, Lou thought he'd "try out" computers. He has now spent over 30 years in information technology, a career that has included software development and information management consulting in technology to large enterprises such as Elizabeth Arden, Quintiles, Cable and Wireless NA, Bain, KPMG and Monitor consultants, and to government clients including the US intelligence community and also state governments.
Lou is currently VP of R & D at Xodis, a mobile platform transition and hybrid mobile (BYOD) management software product firm. Lou has worked at (among others): Microsoft (where he worked on the 2010 version of Office), Draper Labs, and In-Q-Tel (the CIA's investment arm) - In-Q-Tel found and invested in the company that became "Google Earth".
Previously, Lou developed Stratagem, an advanced software product used by Lotus, Citi, most of the Boston banks, the Postal Service and other Fortune 100 companies. Lou also implemented Commbridge, Massachusetts's "system of systems" that connects state agencies. He is also proud of the fact that he was able to help the Boston charity Partners In Health, in their early years.