I am focused on ways I can use my skills and experience in tech startups to have a planet positive impact, specifically focusing on ocean conservation.
That takes a variety of shapes from informally mentoring startups and founders at the outset of their ventures, to formally advising and/or consulting with startups where I can be particularly helpful - fundraising, strategy, BD, partnerships, marketing, communications, M&A.
After cofounding, building, and selling Shelby.tv (a consumer video discovery app) to Samsung Research America, I spent one year there honoring my commitment as Senior Manager of Business Development. Before that, I was the cofounder/CEO of HomeField - a SaaS video coaching platform for coaches and athletes. Before that, I worked in film/TV/media production at a small production house and on a big Hollywood film. I got my start in video/digital media at Brown University where I studied Art Semiotics in the Modern Culture & Media department.
Along the way, I've spent lots of time volunteering with Surfrider Foundation, The 5 Gyres Institute, Conservaçion Patagonica, WAVES For Development, and more.
I'm also an avid traveler, and have been to over 45 different countries. Many of my adventures are available on the travel blog wavesgoodbye.com which I write with my wife, Annie.
I’m originally from Falmouth, MA, a quiet seaside tourist town on Cape Cod, and I grew up in our family restaurant business. Through this, I learned a lot about hard work, customer service, community building, personnel management, and creating something from nothing.
I’m known as being a tenacious hustler-type, but I’m really an anything but prototypical, probably goofier than you’d expect, non-technical cofounder guy who is just lucky to work and be friends with a lot of really smart people while trying to put a dent in the universe, and writing run-on sentences.
Love adventure, surf, snow, travel, nature, photography, and the many wonders of this fascinating planet.
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