Almost everything I do involves entrepreneurship and empowerment.
My work with others focuses on one, some or all of these domains: Entrepreneurship, Value Creation, Revenue and Recovery.
My entrepreneurial activities began in elementary school. I then spent my teens and early 20s living in active addiction. In 1998 a program of recovery and a formal re-introduction to entrepreneurship saved my life.
Professionally I’ve spent the last 20+ years working closely with startups and other entrepreneurs.
I also have diverse investment and transaction experience that totals over $1 Billion (VC, PE, debt and real estate). I later led multiple professional services practices with combined revenue exceeding $130MM – twice in Big 4 firms.
In 2020 I founded Vanscend, a nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship to people starting up and starting over in life, for free.
I earned a BS and an MBA in Entrepreneurship with honors from the global leader in entrepreneurship education where I graduated with honors while working full time.