|Stanford University, BA||1988|
|MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA||1996|
|Boston University, School of Law, JD||1993|
Lots of experience building and running businesses in challenging environments (startups, turnarounds).
Co-founder & President of Joios, a community and app-driven process for flavor discovery. We taste blind, filter collaboratively, make recommendations and enable acquisition of food and drink.
Partner in McDuff Advisors: invest in and advise companies ready to grow; work with CEOs to optimize offer, competitive positioning and pitch; build compelling business models; mentor staff in business development approach.
Previously: ran Americas business for RICS; led a $1.4 billion fund as COO of Meredith & Co.; defined strategies for Marakon, “incubated” software startups for KnowledgeCube.
Startups: early leadership of Firefly (acquired by Microsoft), KaanBaan and Nexaweb. Advisory Boards of Argus Software (acquired by Altus), Flavorpill, GameRank, QLogiq.
Early career: Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Lehman Brothers, KnowledgeCube, Marakon.
Stanford, MIT alum.
Specialties: creating scalable business models, assembling/leading multi-disciplinary teams, making decisions and solving complex problems, building relationships and closing sales. Many successful new product/market launches, brand re-launches and sales accelerations in mature and emerging markets.
Frequent speaker and panel moderator. Recent topics include cross-border investment, valuation, demographics shifts and retail, partnering in Latin America, non-profit strategies.
Always open to new learning, challenges and opportunities.