Chair: Start-Up Studies Department
Former Yelp VP of Brand Partnerships (#82) for 8 years, and have been a lifelong builder & believer in new ideas and great people. Before Yelp, led partnership teams at IAC (Evite, Cityserch, Ticketmaster, Match.com, Expedia) Yahoo! & Apple leading. As a lefty sports enthusiast, and a family man, devote a lot of time to the court, soccer pitch or ski slopes with my family.
Currently I am Co-Founder, Managing Partner at Mile Square Labs — A global revenue agency focused on growing late seed to series-funded technology companies and am a coach, advisor and mentor to countless innovators and entrepreneurs that I personally believe in.
Optimistic entrepreneurial-minded business leader, advisor, board member & mentor with international experience. Proven track record in raising the bar for success with my unique perspective and commitment to building companies, innovative thinking and execution. Excels in coaching and inspiring others to rally around a common mission, not following the status quo.
Expert in: Coaching, growing sustainable revenue streams, start-up process, raising capital, blockchain/crypto tech, business development, operations, recruiting talent, training, identifying trends; organizing management & support teams; helping early stage companies develop playbook for success; growing communities & sourcing content; mobile strategy & concept; going against the grain; launching new offices; designing, building & evolving products.
Personal: Spending time with good people, coach/participate in sports (skiing, hoops, tennis, soccer/futbol), travel, good food & drink, building things, new experiences with family, good music, coffee & catch-ups (making time for fika), the great outdoors & keeping up with latest consumer trends and emerging technologies.