Welcome to ‘A Blog’

About Me

I love to work when the people I am with are fast moving, intuitive, open to wild ideas (but critical), are optimistic, smart in creative ways, and don’t live in the past. I like flat and collaborative organizations that allow individuals to produce a ‘product’, whatever that is. I am also highly critical of myself and tear myself down if gaps appear. I believe it’s important for people to do this to continue progressing, learning, and bettering themselves year after year.

Outside of work I relax by spending time with my Rhodesian Ridgeback and wife. My passions in the summer are running, hiking, mountain biking, skydiving (this one is without the dog), some camping, and in the winter I ski as much as humanly possible.

During my professional career(s) I’ve been fortunate enough to both work and live in Europe, the Middle East, and the West and East Coast of the US. If I could retire now, I’d be living full time in Tahoe or some beautiful mountain town. In the summers I’d be a craft beer critic & distance runner, children’s ski instructor in the winter, and full-time angel investor. Lastly, I’d ditch my iPhone and get one of those Nokia 6010’s to ensure I disconnect.

My Background

Financial Services Corporate Development

These days I’m at a multi-national asset manager’s Corporate Development (CVC) team focusing on in-organic growth opportunities: partnerships, venture investments and M&A. Broad stroke emerging technologies interest me the most. I specialize in enterprise software, but have domain knowledge in machine and deep learning capabilities, as well as both broader SaaS offerings from federated learning to cloud infrastructure.

Founder and host at FinTech Friday, on Clubhouse every Friday @ 0800 PDT

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Venture Partner, Startup Mentor, Advisor, and SME

Venture Partner @ Republic. Active mentor with Techstars, Outlier Ventures, Startupbootcamp, London & Partners, and MassChallenge. Active SME for the World Economic Forum in FinServices, AI, and was involved with the European Commission on Horizon 2020.

BioTech Startup Operator

Joined as employee #2 at a biotech startup in Cambridge, leading operations. 

United States Marine

Was a United States Marine during the Iraq war, serving multiple tours across the Middle East, operating with and in special teams.

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