Background 

Professional Summary

Innovative and visionary Chief Product Officer providing product strategy, execution and and other Go-to-Market execution.

I combine product vision with analytic mind, technical expertise, hands-on management and entrepreneurial spirit.  25 years of experience in Mobile + Web product development across Enterprise SaaS and PaaS, Smart Buildings & IOT, Digital Health and Digital Media, 

Exceptional focus, discipline and work ethic, with strong skills, deep knowledge and proven success in building high performance teams, and mentoring and guiding all facets of both Agile Product Development and Waterfall Project Management.  Equally proficient in strategic sales, business development and customer and partner engagement. 

Relevant Work Experience

2019 - Present

Chief Product Officer

Circle Systems

Over the last year,  I have been working as Chief Product Officer with a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and executives on a breakthrough platform and API called Circle that addresses the challenges of Identity, Data and Privacy Security in one unified API.    We leverage a revolutionary decentralized, hybrid peer-to-peer architecture with end-to-end encryption and distributed ledger technology.   While still in "stealth mode",  we have major partners and an active pipeline of customers.   

2013 - 2019

Chief Product Officer

Connexient (an Everbridge Company)

As head of product strategy, development and marketing, I designed and built Connexient's Enterprise Indoor Mapping and Navigation and  SaaS solution for hospitals and medical centers with large, complex buildings and campuses that has become the market leader in the Healthcare vertical.

Connexient solved numerous deep technical and UI/UX challenges to deliver the world’s first and most advanced turn-by-turn indoor navigation smartphone application, helping to develop an entirely new space for Enterprise Digital Wayfinding and Navigation Services.  After commercial launch in January 2015, Connexient grew to contract with over 40 major healthcare networks and deploy at over medical centers across North America, including the National Institutes of Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, New York Presbyterian Health System, UAB Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and Rush Health System.  

Connexient also developed a robust platform and suite of Mobile Native and Web application SDKs and APIs that enable our clients to integrate its indoor maps, navigation and location-based services into other Enterprise applications to address use cases and improve efficiency across operations, asset tracking, logistics, facility management, safety & security, and more.

Connexient was acquired by Everbridge in February 2020, which will enable it to fully realize the vision indoor mapping & navigation for the Enterprise across multiple verticals and global markets.

2009 - 2013

Consultant

Chrysalis Digital

Digital Business Strategy and Product Development consultancy.   Engagements/clients included:

  • The Wine Cellarage.   Rebuilt and relaunched on Magento Enterprise and developed and executed events and social media driven digital marketing and online retail strategy for diversified wine services company offering a single point to source, store and sell wines, with over 400 private collectors and Christie's International.

  • Honorvet.org.   Advisory Board Member and directed platform development for non-profit founded by Jesse Canella, and Jim and Cindy McCain dedicated to reduce suicides and mental health issues and empower Veterans for successful civilian lives.

  • GDS, Inc.  Wayfinding Signage and Services company with over 150 Hospital and Healthcare Network clients.   Developed and implement digital strategy, which lead to the formation of Connexient and my position there.

2004 - 2008

Vice President, Business Development

Cellfish Media / Lagardere Active

Recruited as part of the Go-to-Market team that launched and built the mobile division for Lagardere Active in North America between 2004 to 2008 from 10 to over 80 employees and $80M in revenues.   Started as Director and promoted to Vice President, Business Development.  Cellfish Media was formed as a spin-off with $60M of investment capital in October, 2006.  In 2010, Cellfish Media became Bandsintown.com.

Responsibilities and accomplishments include:

  • Developed and managed major carrier partner relationships (e.g. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Alltel).

  • Collaborated in development of highly successful mobile content products and brands, including Blingtones and Barrio Mobile, which collectively sold over 30M ringtones and associated mobile content.  

  • Managed product line and relationships with AT&T and Sprint in 2007 and 2008, with over $20M annual revenue responsibility and 30% year-on-year growth.

  • Drove new business development and partnerships with Disney, Viacom, NBC Universal and NBA.  

2001 - 2004

Digital Media Producer and Business Development Consultant

Provided Web and Mobile production, business development and strategic consulting for a variety of clients including The Vans Warped Tour, Uvox Networks and Ultrastar (online services for Sting, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie).

1997 - 2001

Co-Founder and CEO

TrafficStation

Co-founded and led company delivering real-time personalized traffic information anytime and anywhere (Web, mobile, in-vehicle) in 25 markets across North America.  Raised over $15m in two rounds of venture capital, closed some of the first carrier "deck" deals ever with AT&T, Nextel and Verizon, Web syndication deals with Yahoo, MSN, Infoseek and other major portals, as well as services contracts with Daimler Chrysler and XM Satellite Radio.

Education

Yale University

BA ▪ Economics and Political Science ▪ Graduated Magna Cum Laude 1986 

Captain, Yale Rugby Team 1985-86

Interests

When I'm not driving my Lacrosse-crazed children around to tournaments across the East Coast, I enjoy hiking, skiing, camping and watersports.   I am an avid Yoga practitioner, practicing both alone and with my wife, who is a Yoga teacher and certified Yoga Therapist.   We love to take retreats to Kripalu and other centers for spiritual and meditative practice and health.