A charismatic business builder and natural leader with a unique combination of financial, technology, and sales acumen.
• 18 years CEO experience, spanning multiple industries and global geographies • 15 years international business development • 18 years product management as bridge between R&D and sales; providing product definition, feature prioritization, pricing strategy, and market penetrating tactics. • 11 years management consulting with focus on workflow analysis, process measurement, organizational design, technology optimization, and strategic narratives. • Founded two companies (BenchMark Consulting International and Vumii) and led each through funding, growth, and exit to strategic acquirers. • Industry experience in consumer lending, commercial banking, financial services, management consulting, B2B services, B2B software, defense, security, optics, electronics, and digital media. • Ivy League graduate with honors from University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business (dual degree Management and Technology Program class of 1991).
EXPERTISE • Business Development • Executive Presentations • Marketing Communications • Investor & Board Relations • International Relationships • Continuous Improvement • Product Management • Startup & Turnaround • Performance Metrics • Process Reengineering • Due Diligence • Financial Modeling
General Partner & COO
September 2016 -
Technology-focused, early-stage, venture capital firm that has raised and deployed more than $50M into more than 80 disruptive technology startups and has achieved 19 exits.
Responsible for investor relations, investment portfolio management, tech platform, and business operations. • Advised and negotiated sale of digital media portfolio company for $29M, yielding 9x return • Evaluated over 80 prospective investments in terms of product and market attractiveness, financial model, executive team, and valuation to select worthy of investments in 2017. • Defined investment terms, legal construction, and marketing materials for two new venture funds, improving projected management fee collections and general partnership profitability by 20%. • Selected and project managed transition to 3rd party financial administration firm • Negotiated and implemented an annual sponsorship marketing program with the Angel Capital Association and its 300+ angel groups and 10,000 members.
Investor, Board Member
June 2004 -
Through deep relationships and technical integration with all the major music labels and numerous indie labels, Neurotic Media is a white label download and streaming music technology platform that enables retailers, consumer brands, artists, and music companies an ability to efficiently sell or stream digital music.