I am an entrepreneur, investor, maker, marketer, product strategist, designer, writer, podcaster, and public speaker. I have spent my career working with leaders at everything from the world’s largest companies to startups in their earliest days (including several of my own) to make new things.
I spent the last decade+ working at R/GA, where I am currently the VP, Managing Director of the Global Sports Venture Studio for R/GA Ventures. In my current role, I bring together leagues and teams and corporate sports partners and help them work with emerging companies and technologies to create transformative new experiences for athletes and fans. I am also a member of the board of advisors for the Pro Sports Assembly, an organization dedicated to advancing diversity and equality in professional sports.
I publish a regular newsletter called FYI with Kyle Bunch, a weekly(ish) compendium of news, stories, interviews, and other dispatches from the future of business and culture, and I co-host the podcast The O.G.s with Don Povia, where we talk with smart people about the evolution of sports and media.
Previously, I founded multiple companies, including one of the earliest search marketing platforms (SEOIntelligence, sold in 2007) and a social media influence index (Blogebrity) that launched almost a decade before ‘influencer’ became a job title. Today, I invest in and advise early-stage companies whose founders’ visions and passions have the potential to leave a lasting mark on culture and society.
I taught courses at the IE Business School in Madrid and the Miami Ad School, and had the privilege of being a guest lecturer to students at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business and Belo Center for New Media, and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Come on in, the water’s fine.
Let’s build something together.
Always comes the moment when it’s time to take the Prankster circus further on towards Edge City. And always at this point some good souls are startled. Kesey can remember them all, people who thought he was great so long as his fantasy coincided with theirs. But every time he pushed on further–and he always pushed on further–they became confused and resentful.
Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test