Techstars - Mentor

Techstars helps startups from around the world innovating across a wide range of industries and challenges and seeking to build a deep network across the tech ecosystem. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion. 



NIKE - Entrepreneur in Residence

Nike, Inc. fosters a culture of invention. Nike creates products, services and experiences for today's athlete while solving problems for the next generation.


Neon Giant - Founder/CEO

A Stealth Mode Innovation Lab with two sides. Internally we're focused on exploring and building emerging technology like Blockchain, AI, IoT, and AR/VR.  Externally we're a passionate team of creatives and innovators hellbent on designing, developing and delivering mind-blowing digital experiences (web, digital strategy, brand/identity, product development, ui/ux design, etc.) across all mediums. 



IoT, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency · Bits + Blocks is a thematic innovation lab with a mission to develop new ventures for the emerging technology of Bitcoin and blockchains. I was selected to be part of a small group to spend time with CoLabs team prototyping, designing venture concepts at IDEO's San Francisco studio exploring blockchain and IOT through design entrepreneurship, exploring the future of trust, transactions, and reputation.

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Grabr - coo 

Built a durable company strategy and roadmap for cross-functional teams solving for a global 2-sided marketplace; while working hand in hand with the founder to lead, Marketing, PR, Ops, Business Development and Dev teams on new product launches (iOS & Web) and market expansion efforts. 

Successfully launched and stood up markets in North America, Europe, SE Asia, and South America in coordination with official app launch and led internal PR efforts (w/ ASTRSK) that yielded coverage in 40+ publications over 60 days including Forbes, WSJ, TechCrunch, Fast Co and more.

Efforts here led to consistent 2-3x MoM growth in the form of new users, order placement and fulfillment through one investment round (3.5M+). 




Led efforts on building out Intuit Workforce (product and team). Workforce is an onboarding platform that helps startups scale and manage supply in new and existing markets.  Today Workforce currently power supply-side growth for over 100+ on-demand startups including some notable early and growth stage startups like Luxe, Deliv, OrderUp, Alfred, Favor Delivery, Eden and Chariot. Also spent time spear-headeding cross-product (Mint, QBSE, Intuit Payments, Turbotax) exploration centered around inbound and outbound payments, design and development implications, scope and capabilities.


I helped lead Lyft's expansive growth in a leadership role in Operations. I grew Lyft's presence from 6 to 70+ cities by creating, leading, and optimizing new teams (60 HQ employees to 400+, personally Hired/Trained 2 Ops Managers, 65+ Ops Associates), products (Lyft app, Mentor & ATS) and processes (Supply Funnel, BGC, KPIs, Retention) focused on market growth and supply. These contributions consistently doubled market, driver, and passenger numbers every 3-4 months during my time at Lyft from Series B through Series D. 



MICROTRIP - FOUNDER is a travel startup that helps spontaneous travelers discover new road trips and activities at a moment's notice.  Co-founded in Brooklyn with 3 others to help pioneer location based exploration via foursquare and google maps with a deep integration with the world of travel.