Hi’ya.

Hi’ya.

Here's a little bit of background...

  • UI/UX design strategy for the Enterprise space in Silicon Valley (Citrix, Vidyo, Imation, DataStax, Couchbase…)
  • Led UI/UX Design &  Strategy for Sony USA, Canada, and Latin America
  • Filed (3) patents with Sony for reducing support costs by $46mm using social media (SocialSKU, SocialSay, SocialSpeak)
  • Grew up in Stockbridge, MA running family Inn B&B meeting people all over the world (and carrying hundreds of travel bags up the stairs)
  • Admirer of brands at young age
  • Caricature artist at 12 years old (I made $40!)
  • Worked in the restaurant + hospitality industry for 11 years throughout middle, high school + college (made $7.25hr as fry cook at Chili’s)
  • B.A. Degree from Roger Williams University
  • Took 6 college exams in 9 days for 18 credits 17 years after graduating (still not quite sure how I pulled this off)
  • Internship with Hasbro in 1999 (ever seen the movie “BIG” with Tom Hanks?)
  • Managed the creative design team at eDiets.com with a $200mm valuation exit in 2006 (pre-IPO)
  • Webby Award winner for #1 trafficked Health website
  • Consumer Award winner for outstanding web design by Laptop Magazine (A+ Rating 2011)
  • Founder of VeryUs by changing the way people rent vacation homes together as a group (Not like Airbnb)
  • #1 ping-pong player at Sony (trying to figure out how to earn a living playing professionally)
  • Husband to an amazing wife + father to 2 incredible young boys Jacoby + Jordan (who needs sleep?)
  • Wondering if anyone really works in Naples, FL