Prior to founding North Coast, Lindsay was a co-founder of Chromatic Research,
Inc., a fabless semiconductor company formed in 1993. Chromatic targets the
multimedia PC market with its Mpact media processor and an extensive library
of software. Lindsay was responsible for raising capital and licensing agreements
with Toshiba Corporation and Rambus, Inc.
In addition, Lindsay held a number of executive positions with Approach Software
Corporation, a relational database developer founded in 1991 that was acquired
by Lotus Development Corporation. He was also the 386/486 product manager
for Everex Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of personal computer systems and
that went public in 1987.
Lindsay began his career in 1986 as an investment
banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he worked with emerging technology
companies including Digital Microwave Corporation, Everex Systems, Inc., Maxtor,
Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Lindsay was also a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young
Corporate Finance in Detroit.
Lindsay received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
in 1992. He graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Yale University
in 1985 with a B.A. in History and was awarded the McKim Prize.