Author & Serial Entreprenur
My wild ride (aka career) started as a fresh-faced MBA in GE’s Executive Leadership Program. What I thought would be a quick resume and experience booster turned into a 11-year journey, spanning roles at GE Plastics, Water and Appliances before ultimately “settling down” with a corporate gig in Consumer Ventures at 30 Rock.
Serendipitously, this last stop at GE led me to an innovative but little-known startup in the heart of Kentucky, Big Ass Fans. After joining the company as COO and taking it to new heights over the next two years, I led a landmark sale of the business for $500 million to private equity firm Lindsey Goldberg. Big Ass Fans, big-ass sale.
Inspired by the success of Big Ass Fans and motivated to create something impactful, I co-founded a disruptive cleaning start-up, Truman’s, with fellow Big Ass Fans alum Alex Reed. The technology-driven company was recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company and received coverage from dozens of major outlets and publications such as Forbes, Inc, Cheddar, Good Housekeeping and many more. Nearly three years after the inception of Truman’s, its game-changing technology was acquired by a multinational company.
Throughout this exciting career, I’ve also become the father of two, an accomplished abstract artist and a best-selling author.