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Operating Executive • Servant Leader

Helping Companies Execute from Scaling Up to Exit


I am a strategic servant-leader with a robust track record of spearheading significant transformations across SaaS, tech-enabled services, and B2B services sectors including FinTech, Ad/MarTech, EdTech, and AI sectors. My expertise lies in navigating companies through critical strategic transitions — expertly turning around operations, scaling startups into industry leaders, and driving technological innovation. In CEO and COO roles, I’ve scaled and revitalized multiple early-stage and mid-market companies, notably driving a tech-enabled services company to a 100% contract success rate from a previous 30% and propelling an integrated marketing firm from $1 million to over $200 million in revenue within five years.


Most recent experience listed below. For a full CV please go to my LinkedIn profile.

  • 2024-Present

    Chief Executive Officer

    Degrees of Interest (AI)

  • 2012-Present

    Board of Directors

    Auto-Graphics, Inc.

  • 2009-Present

    Practitioner of Strategy

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

  • 2022-2024

    Chief Strategy Officer


  • 2020-2022

    Chief Executive Officer


  • 2018-2020


    Bryce Capital (Private Equity for SaaS companies)


  • 2016

    Doctor of Business Administration

    Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, England, UK

    Thesis: The Effect of Brand Affinity on Investor Stock Choice

  • 2005

    Master of Business Administration

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Malibu, CA

  • Bachelor of Science Management

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Malibu, CA

  • 2019

    Executive Certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

    MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

  • Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in the EU

    Rouen School of Management, France

  • Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in China

    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

  • Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design & Visual Communications

    University of California, Santa Barbara

+20 Years Experience


I’ve been an active public speaker since I was seven years old. In high school and college I competed in speech, finishing 2nd in the nation for extemporaneous speaking (impromptu) at the collegiate level. I currently speak and write regularly on innovation, specifically Innovation Cooking, business strategy, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. Please contact me about your speaker needs.

Global Connect Conference 69

Working with the audience during an OKTA workshop.

Recent speaking engagements:

Checkout online videos I created for two entrepreneurship courses developed for docstoc.