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Builder of media and technology businesses, digital media programming and distribution, consumer brands and communications campaigns. Prefer the role of navigator of the uncharted path v. passenger along the known road.

Biography

Let it be said that I have a penchant for uncharted territory. Some of my adventures include trekking to the Congo to look for mountain gorillas and searching the Scottish Highlands for that beach from the movie "Local Hero" (I found it). This also describes my approach to building media and technology businesses, as well as in creating digital media programming. As much as I believe in being informed and prepared, I strive to equally embrace the unknown.

In two decades of hands-on strategic, technical and creative experience in the digital media world, I've had the good fortune to be on the forefront of many new frontiers — ranging from the early days of music and new media at Apple Computer to recent involvement with branded content, social media and digital network development. I've worked with shoestring budgets for some great Silicon Valley startups, built a $100 million business unit for a Fortune 500 company with a budget less than $1 million (in one year), and have run multi-million dollar marketing campaigns.

I like to think of myself as equal parts business strategist, tech geek and creative producer, with an eye for both the creative and business aspects of an engagement. And I am just as comfortable interacting with CXOs as I am in creating programming for 400,000 fans at a multi-day rock festival.

I have an MBA with honors from UCLA, and have continued to study film, digital video, photography and writing at UCLA, Stanford University, the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.