About

This blog is updated¬†very irregularly. But if you’re here, I assume you want a brief bio.

Primary focus:

I’m the Head of North America @ Curve.

Coverage: WSJ, AltFi, 11:FS Breakfast Show, Fintech Magazine, Crain’s New York, Charlotte Business Journal, Empire State Development, Techround, DUMBO Is, BuiltIn NYC

ūüĎČ You can sign up for Curve’s US Waitlist here.

Other things:

Also the Owner and Founder of media buying agency W2PY, Co-Founder of a SaaS product (Vincere), advisor to Gauss Ventures, and a small-time angel investor (7x; check size to 100k).

Outside business I care deeply about disaster relief. I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a Volunteer Firefighter/ EMT and through UMVIM¬†and Team Rubicon¬†for many years.

Currently

Head of North America, Curve
Owner & Founder, W2PY
Co-Founder, Vincere

Advisor to:

Gauss Ventures

Non-Professional

Volunteer Firefighter, Manheim Township Fire Rescue
Co-Chair for The Citadel Class of 2003
Volunteer, Team Rubicon

Previously

    • VP Growth, Zift & Net Nanny
    • Chief Digital Officer, Journal Multimedia [acq by Gatehouse, renamed Bridgetower Media]
    • Director of Marketing, EngineerJobs.com & NewYorkJobs.com
    • Founder, Lacuna Group [Digital Marketing Agency]
    • Board of Advisors, Affiliate Summit
    • Advisor, CoSign
    • Advisor, GuideHire

Education

BA from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina (2003)

Non-Professional Certifications:

  • Firefighter 1 (NFPA 1001) [CT & PA Certified]
  • EMT-B [NREMT & PA Certified]
  • Haz-Mat Awareness [CT & PA Certified]
  • Haz-Mat Operational [CT & PA Certified]
  • Vehicle Rescue Technician, Basic (Awareness/ Ops) [PA Certified]
  • Swift Water Rescue Tech [Dive Rescue International]
  • Early Response Teams (ERT) Team Leader [UMVIM]

Random Cocktail Party Fodder

  • I’ve been a Volunteer Firefighter for 2 departments (Washington CT VFD¬†and Manheim Township Fire Rescue)
  • Studied Arabic @ the American University in Cairo¬†(Cairo, Egypt)
  • Worked a few summers as a Commercial Salmon Fisherman (Bristol Bay, Alaska)
  • Led a Disaster Response team after Hurricane Katrina (Gulfport and Biloxi, MS)

‚ÄúDo all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.‚ÄĚ [United Methodist saying]