Welcome to my blog. I was born in Houston, currently live in New York City, and have lived in a bunch of other places, including New Orleans, Lafayette (Louisiana), The Hague (Netherlands), Aberdeen (Scotland), and Philadelphia. I went to school at The University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), graduating in 2008 cum laude.
I’m an entrepreneur and designer by trade. I started a bunch of random companies before I went to college, including a web development and hosting company, a reptile-breeding operation (seriously), and a website allowing users to buy/swap gift cards called CertificateSwap. In college I also co-founded an online food ordering website with a few classmates. In 2007, I co-founded and was CEO of Invite Media, an ad technology company that built a media buying software platform for banner ads. We were acquired by Google three years later (June, 2010). I then spent two years with the Invite team integrating the business into Google, which has continued to grow significantly. In 2012, along with my partner Zach from Invite, I co-founded Flatiron Health, a healthcare IT company based in NYC.
In my free time, I enjoy golfing and fishing as well as playing basketball. I absolutely despise running. I am a huge music fan, specially classic rock. I am also an avid sports card collector, ranging from modern basketball to vintage baseball and golf cards.
I am also now doing angel investing and advising, working with entrepreneurs who have the product/technical ability to build fast-growing companies.