Who am I?

Good question. My plan is to write some thoughts I have on business, life, and maybe even a few rants about other things that happen in the world, but mostly it will be about the business of being an entrepreneur.

I love business. I have been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years. I was born and raised outside of Boston, graduated from UMASS, Amherst and worked in sales and marketing for a couple of giant companies before venturing out on my own in New York City.

My first business was publishing a college entertainment magazine. With about $50,000 in credit card debt, we were somehow able to sell ads to major companies, interview celebrities and bands and build the publication in a few markets and then we sold it. (technically, sold the website during the  dot com boom)

My next business was an agency that provided marketing services, stunts and live events mostly to television studios and major brands including FOX Broadcasting, FX, NETFLIX, Marvel, USA Network, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, NBC Universal, SYFY Network, Nickelodeon, Levi’s, TBS, and many more.

Our company produced events in every major U.S. city and internationally in London, Paris, Berlin, Rio, Mexico City, Toronto, Montreal and Sydney.  A SD magazine once named me one of  “The 12 Most Important People in Design Right Now” You can read more about that here

I sold the company this year. You can read more about that here.

I have produced three films, one of  which was distributed on Showtime Networks and premium cable network worldwide via 20th Century Fox Television International.

I have volunteered as a youth sports coach for many years including 4 years at a competitive soccer club. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce in my city and have been nominated and participated in the US Navy ‘Leaders To Sea’ program.

I live in Southern California with my wife and two teenage children and have been married for 19 years.

So that’s my resume. Yes, I have done a lot in my life but I am no where close to being finished.

What’s my next business adventure? Not 100% sure yet. One thing I know is that I want to give back and help encourage other entrepreneurs and small businesses owners in any way that I can.  The world needs more entrepreneurs and my hope is through posts, books, videos and speaking engagements, I can encourage people and contribute to the world in a positive way.

You are welcome to come along for the ride.