Former Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technical Officer of RocketHub, a company I sold in 2015. I love launching new products and platforms, and am an expert on crowdfunding, online payments, emerging regulation, brand creation, community engagement, and product development. I am an engineer and team builder at heart, and love working with passionate people who strive to always build better!
Currently the Managing Partner of Stacked Venture Builder & Stacked Capital, also a Partner of Dreamit Capital (dreamitcapital.com)
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technical Officer
Jan 2011 – March 2016
RocketHub (www.rockethub.com) is an online platform providing alternative finance solutions through crowdfunding. RocketHub was acquired April, 2015.
• Business & Product Operations & Finance
• Partnerships (brand, technology, community)
• Product Development
• Public Engagement, Press & Outreach
• Corporate Strategy
• Contracts & Negotiation
• Regulation & Compliance
Featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, NY Times, NPR, CNN, Billboard, Variety, and others.
Public Speaking Engagements (30+ Talks)
Emergence of an Alternate Path
Campaigning Summit Berlin
The Future of Crowdfunding
Partnerships are Cool!
Below are some of the partnerships I have worked on
There are more!
Microsoft/Bing, Cisco, Gibson, Remy Martin, U.S. Department of State, Popular Science, Bon Appetit, Prezi, and others!
The White House
A partnership program supporting innovative solutions to some of Africa’s toughest challenges together with the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
Venture for America
American Express Innovation Fund
In partnership with American Express OPEN Forum, Venture for America, and RocketHub, the VFA Innovation Fund was created. A fund created solely to socially power the ideas of VFA Fellows.
Next Big Food Thing
Top judges (Gotham Greens, Coolhaus, Tasting Table, Real Simply, Bevnet, FreshDirect) curate food innovation ideas crowdfunded on RocketHub. FreshDirect's goal was to find new unique high-margin products.
Awards, Languages & More
Top Rated Skills Pulled from LinkedIn
Other Jobs & Activities
PGT Department Head & Special Situations Manager
Dec 2007 - Jan 2011
BCMS Corporate is globally ranked number 1 in small to middle market sell-side advisory, employing 200 personnel across Europe, North America, South Africa and China.
Special Situations responsibilities ranged from unique deal situations, emerging markets, corporate analytics, and internal technology & product development. The Prospect Generation department reported to me.
Interim CTO and Adviser
Mar 2009 - Dec 2010
PlayerNet.tv is an online network for professional athletes providing athlete generated content for the consumer market.
- Guided firm through initial growth stage and successfully advised on securing seed capital from accredited investors
- Consulted on product development and refined business model to optimize value creation of Company upon launch
- Guided development team during product development and platform creation
- Developed key partnerships with other firms in order to accelerate company growth
HBK Capital Management
Aug - Nov 2007
A global, multi-strategy alternative investment management firm, HBK Capital Management currently managing approximately $8 billion in assets. The firm was founded in 1991 and employs approximately 200 individuals in Dallas, New York, London, and Charlottesville.
Volunteerism, Sports & Activities
Past & Present
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