The founder of FBS and my father, Paul Wurzer, passed away last night. He was suffering from the lingering effects of a brain injury sustained in a fall he took in his home two years ago. I’m grateful he’s now free of that suffering.
Paul started his technology career in the 60s, building on-line transaction processing systems for savings and loans. He loved technology and was one of the gutsiest entrepreneurs I’ll ever know. He started FBS in the late 70s and led it through several huge shifts in technology over the next 30 years. Perhaps his best legacy is having sold the company to all of us employees in 2005, because we now have the chance to keep his dreams alive.
I’ll miss him, certainly, but he really is free now and that makes me happy. Rest in peace, Dad.