M 917 214-2073
New York City
Tech / digital media pioneer with record of successful product and business launches, including the top U.S. independent design / lifestyle property on the web. Passionate about new product and emerging business development. Combines tech chops, entrepreneurial business experience, and professional journalism training. Exceptional communicator and leader of cross-functional teams — including engineering, business, and creative staff — in large organizations and startups.
P&L management of $5-10MM. Experience in all aspects of digital publishing, with deep domain expertise in health, business, and tech media, as well as health tech. Extensive time logged both in Silicon Valley and New York. Educated in the U.S. and France.
Work with great people to build new products and businesses which solve problems that matter.
Columbia Journalism School
Harvard Business School
BA, Physics (Honors), 1992
CEO, Count It Labs, Inc.
New York, NY & Louisville, KY — 2013 - Present
Co-founded and leads all product and business operations for award-winning startup. Count It deploys wearable devices (e.g. Fitbit) and game mechanics to reinvent workplace wellness. Whole Foods Market used the Count It platform to power the 2014 launch of Full Spoon, a new enterprise wellness service sold to clients including LinkedIn and Tesla Motors.
Accomplishments & Misc.
CEO, Social Workout Media, Inc.
New York, NY — 2008-2013
Launched SocialWorkout.com, an irreverent blog covering American fitness and health culture. Attracted a cult following. Raised $1MM in Angel funding, and expanded site to include purpose-built interactive challenge site. Social Workout has hosted over 40,000 group challenges, partnered with dozens of media companies, inspired numerous copycats, and is responsible for at least one marriage.
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Co-Founder, Apartment Therapy Media
New York, NY — 2003-Present
Launched iconic design blog with brother in the early days of “commercial blogging,” and remained actively engaged in all operational aspects of the business during initial hyper-growth stages. Remain involved as strategic advisor and significant equity holder. The Apartment Therapy Media properties today reach a global audience of 24 million unique visitors per month, generating 500 million page views per year, created by over 125 contributors.
Writer/Reporter, Fortune Magazine
New York, NY — 2004-2008
On staff at the top U.S. business magazine. Wrote for all sections of the magazine, with a focus on technology and new media. Notable pieces on peak oil, YouTube, venture capital, artificial intelligence, and online pharmacies….
General Manager, SiliconValley.com
San Jose, CA — 1999-2002
Responsible for all aspects of this technology news web site – winner of several industry awards. P&L responsibility for $4 million. Eight full time direct reports.
Director, Business & Technology Programming, Knight Ridder Digital
San Jose, CA — 2001-2002
Editorial responsibility for all business and technology news on Knight Ridder’s Real Cities network of regional websites
(6% reach of U.S. households).
Manager, Business Development, Knight Ridder New Media
San Jose, CA — 1998-1999
Worked closely with Knight Ridder Executive Committee to define the company’s strategy with regard to its local Internet properties. These efforts led to the “spin-out” of Knight Ridder Digital as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Product Manager, Knight Ridder New Media
San Jose, CA — 1997-1998
Managed a range of web development projects including the development of the company’s first online customer registration and membership system
Manager, Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX)
New York, Princeton, NJ, Lenox, MA — 1992-1995
Held a series of product management and market research positions over three years at this early e-commerce technology start-up founded by Peter Sprague, former Chairman of National Semiconductor. The company successfully filed an Initial Public Offering in 1995.
Yoga, Meditation, Running, Triathlon, Farming, Sailing, Tennis, Dancing, Piano
Available on demand.