Who I am:
I work with clients of all shapes and sizes to break through what’s in the way and reach their true potential. I see what is possible, simplify what it takes to get there, and stimulate action.
What I Do:
Ushering my clients to get out of their own way, cutting through the crap, and stepping on the accelerator is what fuels my tank every day. I get that not everything can be tackled head on. Sometimes sideways is the best way. Boring solutions won't excite you to take action. Which is why I put the fun, sexy, elegance and uniqueness into what I do.
My career has been a fantastic adventure. Some of my work includes: getting grey-haired insurance brokers excited to use social media, helping design spy planes for the US Army, changing tires on rental cars while wearing a suit, helping to get Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, buying servers on my corporate card to get a project moving, teaching junior high students how to apologize to their parents, designing cufflinks to represent an org’s values, following around aircraft mechanics in Switzerland, defusing screamers in a call center, slicing software development processes with Kaizen, teaching executives to tell stories while in an old English castle, and even producing animation.
I'm dedicated to helping people take on what they really want in their businesses and careers. When we work together, you can count on me to educate, delight, and inspire.
What I Dig:
When I'm not working, I might be: geeking out to aviation blogs, soaking in what's great about NYC, traveling somewhere that people wear tank-tops, playing my part in making the world a better place, watching TED talks, or taking a run.
I am fortunate to work across a variety of industries with innovative organizations that are often pioneers in their space. Clients with an intense desire to be more, openness to do things differently, and a commitment to do what they do really well are the best match for my capabilities.
Some of my clients include:
- Ty Walrod, co-founder & CEO
Bright Funds is a hot tech startup based in San Francisco working to transform how people give money to charities. Bright Funds manages funds of carefully selected nonprofits doing exceptional work in addressing the social challenges of our time, such as environmental protection, access to clean water, basic education, poverty alleviation, accessible health care, and response to global disasters.
- Rob Dennis, Founder & CEO
People.co is a stealth early-stage company backed by some of the world's top investors and currently in private beta with some of the world's most sophisticated companies. People.co is committed to transforming how scarce talent is identified, assessed and attracted.
- Matt Bernardo, COO
- Andrew Greene, SVP of Marketing & Development
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS serving the mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses. Housing Works is often referred to as the "social enterprise" given it funds a vast majority of its operations from innovative businesses.
- Meredith Ryan-Reid, Head of Accident and Health, North America
Starr Companies is a global insurance and financial services organization providing innovative risk management solutions. Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, who led AIG for nearly 40 years, is Chairman and CEO.
- Joshua Smith, Principal
Joshua Smith Inc. is a Manhattan based interior design firm. His interiors are a beautiful kaleidoscope of materials and furnishings that reflect the individuals inhabiting the space. His designs are clean, classic and edited, often grounded in tradition while incorporating modern elements. Previously he worked for AD100 designer S.R. Grambrel and is a graduate of New York School of Interior Design.
- Zachery Barnett, Executive Director
Abzyme Research Foundation is a non-profit organization created to tackle the greatest pandemic of our time by funding cutting edge science. The Foundation is exploring a new branch of immunology and soon will start Phase 1 FDA human trials for a functional cure for AIDS.
- Peter McGough, CEO
McDermott & McGough are contemporary artists known for their painting, photography, sculpture and film. They are based in Dublin and NYC.