CEO, FounderForward Coaching / Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at USC. Former VC. Former Startup Exec. Mentor to several tech accelerators.
I am an expert storyteller and pitch creator. Helped raise over $50M for startups while on the operations side + spent 3 1/2 years as a VC. I speak often on the topic (see cover image;)
I have been on the founding team of 5 VC-backed startups and have invested in, advised or consulted dozens more over my 20-year career. I am passionate about startups intentionally cultivating culture and strong team dynamics from the get-go. I frequently speak on this topic at VCs, co-working spaces and accelerators.
Via my business FounderForward, I help founders hone their leadership skills and serve as an accountability partner to make sure they’re focused on the stuff that makes them great and the stuff that will make their company a success. Check out the coaching section of my website www.founderforward.com. I also give talks on leadership at VC firms, accelerators and co-working spaces.