Been part of 5 startups. One startup Net2000 went through an IPO in 2000. I sold one company to a government contractor in 2002. I have built products for big companies and startups. I am currently working on my new startup and we recently beat several hundred startups to become part of the AOL accelerator.
It allows me to discover my potential and how it can change lives for so many.
Airbnb, Tripli, Uber, Zappos
Ability to change big things through perseverance
Have bad co-founders
It's a grind, be ready to do the work
Find people who are level headed and open to healthy conflict
I grew up in many different countries until moving to California at age 15. I was a political asylee and lived through various conflict-ridden countries and some extremely rough situations. A lot of my healing came through entrepreneurship because it allowed me to focus my energy towards building people, products and companies. My goal is still to change this world for the better and build as many bridges as we possibly can.
I am currently working on an exciting startup in the travel tech space and looking for seed investors who can help us carry this vision forward.
I am a visionary entrepreneur with almost 16+ years of extensive Marketing and Business Development expertise. I have had the opportunity to grow startups as well as fortune 500 companies. I have been part of 5 start-ups with 2 successful exits.
I am extremely result-driven and have a talent for building strong brands and teams, driving revenues, growing profits and expanding market share. Highly skilled in constructing and executing strategy, defining positioning and value propositions, increasing brand awareness, building partnerships, coaching high performance teams, developing and launching new products and services, and representing the company as a spokesperson.
For startups I have built marketing organizations from the ground up, managed product development efforts and built new brands. For large companies, I have managed teams as large as 90 people spanning 3 continents and a marketing and PR budget of $14M.
I am a personable and pragmatic leader who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment. My peers describe me as a meticulous, motivated and versatile leader with considerable strategic, business development, technical, project management and new media marketing skills and extensive experience developing business and markets in the top echelons of the highly competitive Information Technology sector.