CV

Professional Summary

I am an award-winning Product Leader, Entrepreneur, and Consultant. Most recently I founded and scaled Brandzooka, where I introduced the fastest Self-Service growing platform in programmatic media. I lead, develop and scale web services that disrupt and delight and the teams behind them. I create the space and circumstances for people to deliver extraordinary results and develop Market Product Fit.
 

I (actively) mentor startups, (not so often) provide consultative services for clients ranging from VC's to ad agencies, and (sometimes) write for publications such as AdAge and DowJones. I speak on subjects ranging from Entrepreneurship and Ad Tech, to Agile and Product development practices pretty regularly.

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Skills

Organizational Leadership  Technical Product Ownership   
 Venture Capital Fundraising & Dealmaking  Growth & Scaling Excellence

Principal Experience

2019 - 2020

Founder & Director

As Founder and Product Owner, I'm responsible for all product-related matters at the Executive and Board of Directors level. I lead, marshal, and implement the product vision, product innovation, product design, product development, project management, and product brand and marketing. I lead cross-functional technical and business teams to deliver a great product that avails extraordinary value to the business and advertisers.

2015-2019

Founder & CEO at Brandzooka

As CEO, I guided the teams as a business unit from the founding team through scale at 40 employees. I led planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, fundraising and dealmaking, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. I also ensure that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals.

2004-2012

Founder & Managing Partner at Newmark

Newmark was the leading technology-driven direct marketing and variable data services provider in the Rocky Mountain West. NMP focused on integrating variable data-driven marketing solutions within established media channels. Managing the needs of Fortune 100 and Enterprise clients around the globe. Newmark developed and delivered custom workflow and output solutions of digital and traditional media needs across a wide variety of disciplines and verticals.

Education

SLEI Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business

SLEI Fellows at GBS explore and expand knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in our economy through research, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration. As an SLEI Fellow I collaborated with GSB and IDEO in order to effect rapid-scale innovation cycles in the bio-medical and medical research industry.

Bachelors, Naropa University

Writing & Literature open-genre curriculum within a contemplative academic environment. Students are encouraged to take classes across genres, enabling them to investigate a personal, intensely original writing process and style. Challenge the notion of safe or generic works and create a space for radical exploration and experimentation

Product Owner (CSPO), SCRUM

CSPO® certifies a professional understanding of Agile and Scrum, as well as the specific skills, behaviors, and mindset necessary to become a successful Certified Scrum Product Owner,® (CSPO).

Interests

I am a strong adherent to the 'Give First' philosophy. As such, I spend a good amount of bandwidth mentoring entrepreneurs and early-stage tech companies. I partner as a program Mentor with both Bouder based, Boomtown Accelerators and Monterey University's Orion Startups or within VC's portfolios.

 

Beyond that, I am an active father and husband. I enjoy biodynamic farming, keeping chickens and training dogs at the littlest farm in downtown Boulder, Colorado. When I'm not home I'm usually either skiing or on my way to the Mohave Desert, Moab or Big Sur.