I am a Future Architect, an expert generalist armed with a unique collection of building blocks to construct positive change in the world. Much of what I do focuses on reframing the relationship between capital, creativity and impact through carefully calibrated collaborations.
Most people describe me as a philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor in transformational ideas and technologies. I have also been trained as an artist, designer and architect. I am committed to fully engaging my talents, skills and resources to imagine and build a more beautiful future.
Early in my career, I developed my expertise at the nexus of Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. My experiences span advertising’s digital revolution, entertainment’s new interaction paradigm, and technology’s narrative journey. As creative director and media executive, I participated in multiple industry-defining milestones including Motorola’s pioneering global digital expansion and American Idol’s uninterrupted dominance in massive audience engagement. I also worked with tech giants such as Google to integrate their distinctive identity into mainstream culture.
After nearly two decades exploring the most consequential intersections of these culture-making forces, I established a perspective on how to leverage my learnings to guide the creation of hybrid fields. Since 2010, this perspective has enabled me to remix philanthropy, private equity investment, social entrepreneurship, leadership development, design thinking and filmmaking into dynamic new configurations to drive positive change. My approach is more artistic than transactional, supporting intention over outcome, imagination before reality.
Operating as the greater sum of its parts, my portfolio of wide-ranging endeavors challenges and rebuilds the systems that govern our everyday activities – the way we eat, shop, travel, learn, work, think, dream and create. I believe humanity desperately needs a 21st century approach to meet 21st century challenges, so we can manifest our collective potential in the face of exponential change.
What else can I tell you? I live in New York City and travel the world often. I make spectacular martinis so I know I can always go be a bartender if all else fails. I love snow-capped mountains and exotic ice cream. I like to say that by choice I remain an outsider in every industry, but strive to be an insider in every community. Let’s architect a beautiful future together.
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