I work with talented executives and boards to identify new opportunities for growth and market leadership inside existing, established businesses. I also mentor start up and early stage management teams. I am on the board of two venture backed start-up companies and am an advisor to several other start-ups in music tech, multi-cultural podcast platform, sports marketplace tech, in-stadium/venue tech, consumer data and insights, and fin tech. I also mentor start-up founders at the Capital Factory.
I have 15 consecutive years experience as a public company board member. I have been the Chairman of the Board of a Fortune 500 Telecom company, an Audit Chair of three public companies, and a Governance Chair. Two of these companies were spin-offs from their public parent company. I have served on the board of a public company that entered and then successfully exited Chapter 11 proceedings.
As a former CFO of two NYSE companies, I have dealt with a number of acquisitions and M&A, investor relations and other internal and external public company CFO responsibilities, financings, and efforts to integrate acquisitions.
I was recently selected to be a member of the Advisory Council for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin.