I’m an “80’s baby” that was making mix tapes on actual cassette tapes. I had an early love for the MC and DJ’s showcasing new artists.
I started my professional career as a Systems Engineer on X-Ray machines & laboratory Chemical Analyzers. Which I spent a few years traveling North America’s manufacturing facilities.
My favorite job was opening up most of the skate parks in Chicago, with Lifetime Sports and RollerBlade. I did X-Games style exhibitions and then taught all the kids how to skate.
At 23, I started to DJ on the weekends, landing a job with one of Chicago’s premier entertainment groups. I’ve been known to throw some great events that people will remember for a lifetime. In order to expand my global reach, I teamed up with some developers in the Philippines to create an online radio platform.
After 12 months, the internet radio project generated 1 million unique global visitors per month. Capturing advertising interest from a few corporate brands.
Then in 2006 focusing my career on managing and scaling SaaS platforms. Which was at the same time (High School classmate) Steve Chen received nearly $400 million from his Youtube IPO.
These days, I bring over 10 years of experience managing eCommerce and eProcurement B2B/B2C business channels.
In my personal time I compete in Chicago’s annual Triathlon, Ragbrai (Bike ride across Iowa). Often donating my time & experience to connect local businesses to a global marketplace.