I like to take photos, write, and build respected brands around the world.
My mission as an interim CMO, Brand Exec, or Advisor, is to help brands create + execute brand marketing strategies that share their stories, build engaged communities of the people who matter to them most, and curate valuable co-marketing partnerships.
Previously, I spent time at an early stage communication startup, Redkix (acquired by Facebook), where I led our brand marketing efforts as the Director of Marketing.
Sometimes I write about topics I find fascinating. I love to travel solo and take photos of amazing architecture or landscapes while visiting as many bookstores, museums, and coffee shops along the way. I also have a fun side project.
I love structured autonomy + curated serendipity. I also love clever contradictions.
I delight in designing stellar presentations, and I tell a great story.
I’ve taken the stage across the US + Europe, speaking at a variety of venues including Oxford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard Business School.
I’m currently based in San Francisco, but previously spent time in Budapest, Seattle, Indianapolis, and a tiny town in WA you’ve never heard of.
I graduated with a degree in Journalism, and then took on a competitive leadership consulting gig where I traveled the U.S. and lived out of two suitcases for a year. A year as a full time road warrior was enough, and I accepted a marketing and advising role at my Alma Mater, ultimately running local and national marketing campaigns for 49 prominent student organizations for almost four years.
After a decade of marketing work (including four years leading global programs + partnerships at Prezi, Inc.), I decided to take a sabbatical to travel for pleasure, explore my creativity, and continue learning for fun. I spent time with family and friends, and took on a few meaningful clients, including eBay, Future of StoryTelling, UploadVR, and Q Designs NY.
I speak English, and a smidgen of Spanish and Hungarian. I've also started learning French and return to the magical city of Paris yearly.
I have traveled a rather atypical path both personally and in my career. Leadership consultant, to higher ed adviser and marketer, to running global evangelism programs for a rapidly scaling SaaS startup in Budapest and SF, to consulting for early stage D2C and B2C startups and Fortune 500s.
One of the greatest strengths of my diverse background is that I have a deep understanding of how to work with, and market to, Millennials and Gen Z: the future.
Need marketing help with your startup? Drop a line and say hello!