I am a builder and leader of digital media and technology companies in the U.S. and internationally. In general management, business development and strategy roles, I've helped companies ranging from startups (Academy123, Pikum!) to privately held sector leaders (Hulu) and publicly traded billion $ entities (Yahoo!, Overture) become innovation leaders and achieve longterm customer success in highly competitive markets. I've grown and run P&Ls from first revenue to over $300 million, and have led small and large teams through periods of rapid growth and significant change.
With an MBA and early experience at McKinsey, I excel at defining winning business strategies. As an operating executive, I've grown B2C and B2B companies from inception to global scale, with hands-on experience in fundraising, customer acquisition, marketing, sales, and distribution.
My international experience encompasses the founding and management of Overture’s international paid search business, and responsibility for Hulu’s non-U.S. video subscription business. I've operated businesses in over a dozen countries, and maintain a deep network of professional contacts that spans the globe and multiple industries.
I've orchestrated deep strategic alliances and distribution deals that generated billions of $s in revenue, and opened profitable new market opportunities by negotiating and implementing high-profile partnerships.
Focused on the Internet since 1998, my sector experience includes video (Hulu), search / advertising (Yahoo!, Overture), education (Academy123, Discovery), gaming (Pikum!), and social networking (Friendster). I am an avid learner that shines in situations lacking blue-prints for success, and excel at leveraging deep analytical thinking and my zest for creative solutions.
I enjoy the consultative nature of board and investor roles, but really thrive in intensely focused teams whose cultures are built on deep commitment to quality and the relentless pursuit of better ways.
Chief of Staff
General Manager of International
President & CEO
Mar, 2005 - Nov, 2006
Vice President and General Manager, International
Senior Vice President of International
Founder and CEO