President and Founder of TechSmith Corp. in Okemos. Hamilton has worked in the technology industry for more than 30 years. He grew TechSmith from a consulting company that designed custom software into a leading developer of screen capture and recording software systems for both consumers and businesses. Hamilton started his career in software and information technology in the early 1970s. For nearly a decade, he held several positions at Michigan State University in operations research and data processing. From 1982 to 1985, Hamilton served as vice president for Dialog Systems Inc., where he led the PC development group in creating analytical tools for logistics and purchasing. In 1985, he was a founding member of Alternative Key, a consulting company delivering networking services for large corporations. In 1987, the company transformed one of its custom applications into its first commercial application, ďSnagIt.Ē TechSmith was born soon after, and SnagIt continues to be a flagship product along with Camtasia Studio, Morae, Uservue, and Screencast.com. Hamilton received his bachelorís degree in sociology from Michigan State.