Co-founder & CEO

I feel incredibly fortunate, every single day.  I’ve been blessed with good health, a beautiful family, great friends and a career I absolutely love. I wake not knowing what the day will hold.  My calendar is a good plan, but as the country song aptly says, “You make a plan and you hear God laughing”. The spontaneity and dynamism of life is what makes it so fun…so frustrating…and so fascinating. What matters day in and day out are the people. The people I work with, the people I meet, the people who challenge me, who support me, who make me the best I can be.

My career has taken me on a journey from the transactional to the transformational. A good start in banking provided fundamentals in deal structure and business assessment, but I realized my favorite part of every deal was the management team.  But when the deal was done we parted ways. I wanted more – to see how the story developed. So after business school, I transitioned to a venture investor supporting management teams, determining strategy, and forcing accountability in execution. My portfolio had ups and downs, there were winners and losers. I met good investors after whom I wanted to model myself, and others who taught me a noble profession can quickly be corrupted by greed and self-interest. And then it happened; I started my first company.

And then another. Then my first exit as a founder and entrepreneur. Building something, driving an organization, hand-picking the team with whom you work – that’s the ultimate career. I am honored to work side by side with passionate, bright, hard-working, ethical people who wish to make a difference in the world. I can’t wait to see where the journey leads, but I can tell you this, I’m just getting started.