What I do
I enjoy understanding the intersection of customers, business, design and technology, as well as, finding patterns and associations to glean creative ways to add meaningful business value. I help drive solutions that increase revenue, cut costs, and improve processes.
I share ideas, stories, and philosophies to better understand the human condition in an effort to pave the road to a higher form of living. Topics include: Foster Critical Thinking, Embrace Change, Inspire Creativity, Challenge the Status Quo, and Be Yourself.
How I Work
Companies I’ve Worked With
Completed the Tough Mudder Obstacle Challenge
Can Make & Play a Drum-Set Out of Almost Anything
Love & Play All Sports
Placed 1st in a Google Advertising Challenge
Companies I’ve Founded
Jan 2017 – Current
Helping Consumer Products, Internet of Things (IoT), FinTech, and Real Estate companies stay competitive in their industry, better understand their customers, maximize their product’s potential, and grow their business. We begin by clarifying existing product/business strategy. Then, once a direction is decided, we partner to build prototypes/initial MVPs.
April 2018 – Current
Growing a platform for real estate investors to research potential deals, evaluate options based on criteria, manage property/tenant info, as well as track investment property performance based on target metrics
Nov 2015 – Current
Non-Profit Organization providing support to people struggling to meet basic needs necessary for survival (food, shelter, source of income), guiding individuals on how to build actionable plans to support themselves (finding work, shelter, and sustenance)
Feb 2015 – Jan 2017
Associate Management Consultant
Advised a Brazilian Bank on building a new Mobile/Web UI/UX Retail Banking Digital platform
Supported a U.S. Bank on devising a business case and strategy for transforming their Core Banking Technology
Aided a Global Bank on change and implementation of risk mitigation efforts to optimize AML Transaction Monitoring
Feb 2013 – Nov 2014
Supported the International Private Bank in the automation of a securities-based lending initiative
Investment Bank Marketing Intern
Planned and executed events, ranging in scope and size, for top level executives
Operations Analyst Development Program
Assisted the Private Bank with quality assurance, user acceptance testing, and automation of trade process-flow scorecards
Aug 2013 – Aug 2013
Google AdCamp Participant
Won 1st place in a team-based advertising challenge, which entailed market and consumer analysis, developing a creative advertising strategy, and presenting the final proposal to established sales leaders
Jan 2013 – May 2013
Digital Integrated Marketing Intern: Comedy Central, Spike TV & GameTrailers.com
Brainstormed sponsorship ideas for Comedy Central and Spike TV’s upcoming shows and franchises, including the 2013 Guy’s Choice Awards
Aug 2010 – May 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration
Studied Marketing Management with a minor in Psychology to understand why people do what they do and how to best serve their needs, wants and desires in the business world
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate 2017-2020
Real Estate Sales License
Innovation & Growth Strategy
Business Process Management
In the Making
It’s been said that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – (Ancient Proverb) If you would like to collaborate with me and my team on any of the following ideas, please send a message with how you can contribute on the contact page. Chances are, we will have more success working together than on our own. So, let’s go far!
Empower up-and-coming brands to market/sell their products/services in small ~500 sq. ft. brick and mortar stores. Essentially, a Retail Airbnb. Brands would appreciate having an in-person touch point with customers as well as saving on significant shipping costs. Customers would appreciate trying out products/services in-store, not worrying about shipping products back. There are a few competitors in this space (www.thestorefront.com), so execution is key, particularly in securing spaces and building out a kickass platform interface/experience.
Haircuts As A Service
For those who prefer getting more than 1 haircut a month, pay a low flat fee to get up to 2 haircuts/month, a higher fee to get up to 4 haircuts/month, and the highest fee to get up to 8 haircuts/month. The idea is to create a platform for scheduling haircuts appointments, coupled with a calendar dashboard and loyalty analytics reporting. Hairstylists benefit from increased demand/revenue; clients benefit from added convenience and service. Both parties save time booking appointments. Payments can also be handled via the platform.
Real Estate Investment Modeling Platform
A configurable (input/output) calculator for novice/advanced homebuyers to estimate real estate investment attractiveness by evaluating/forecasting Cap Rate, Gross Operating Income, Total Expenses, Cash Flow, Renting vs Buying, Tax Savings, Debt Service, and ROI. In addition, the application could input data from the MLS, Zillow, or other real estate database to pre-populate input values.
A time-saving platform-as-a-service charging $5-$20 to pre-collect groceries for busy people who like to personally pick out their produce. The supermarket would mobilize its workers to prepare a cart of items you have pre-selected and pre-paid for via the application, which showcases every item in store. You arrive, do your quality control, confirm payment, and are on your way. No lines. No lost time.
Smart Pill Box
A biometric secured smart pill box to help doctors monitor medication dispensed by their patients, ultimately helping fight the opioid crisis. Inline with HIPAA policies and procedures, this pill box, along with an app experience, would prevent medication theft, log consumption data, and generate smart insights to empower health policy makers and health insurance companies to drive the responsible administration of medication.
IOT Weight Monitoring Sensor
A sensor that monitors the weight of an object. Coupled with an app, people would be able to monitor the depletion of their home food products (the delta in weight signifies depletion). Restaurants would be able to monitor the change in food weight on a plate, so that they could ensure timely service for their patrons (cleanup, time of next entree). Smart learning capabilities can be added to analyze weight depletion patterns across different products.