About

I'm an author, speaker, founder, product innovation leader and strategist, most recently leading product development at one of Fast Company's 2015 Most Innovative Companies in the World. I blend an acute sense of strategy and technology into all of my work and excel at helping innovative companies devise and execute sophisticated mobile, web and platform product, business and technology strategies. Products I have helped build have scaled to support millions of data points and have been used by consumer and enterprise users.

I previously worked at Deloitte Consulting in Financial Services, Higher Education and Life Sciences & Healthcare, and founded Deloitte Academy, an education initiative that paired nearly 100 NYC students with Deloitte consultants with the goal of improving those students' post - secondary outcomes. Deloitte Academy has been recognized at Deloitte, including an appearance by then CEO Jim Moffat at our event on Deloitte's IMPACT Day. I was also featured in the Huffington Post and invited to speak at the Points of Light Conference in Washington D.C. based on the program's realized and potential impact.

I also founded and scaled The Triple Helix Online, an online publication that reaches audiences on 6 continents and currently serve on the Board of Directors at The Triple Helix Inc., an international non-profit with nearly 1,000 members at 20 universities worldwide.

I'm a proud Cornell University alum, and have a degree in government, economics and information science. While at Cornell, I won the John F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for Public Service (awarded to one graduating senior) and the Meinig Family Excellence in Leadership Award for superior demonstrated leadership.

I have several years of public speaking experience, as the 2007 Missouri Policy Debate State Champion, a nationally qualifying and competitive college speech participant and debater and a professional speaker.

In addition to my day job, I have also done / do the following:
I enjoy traveling. My most recent trips include...
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • London, Barcelona, Florence and Manchester
  • Cabo San Lucas (Pictures available here)
  • Sydney, Australia (Pictures available here)
  • London, Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, Paris (Pictures available soon)
My favorite cities in the world are...
  • Florence, Italy
  • New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Dubai Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Marseille, France