I became a seed investor in 2010 and a leadership coach in 2017. I chose these two professions because I love helping entrepreneurs bring their visions to life. I also love jamming on organizational design, leadership development and company building. My life’s work is to combine Venture Capital and Human Capital.
Over the last decade, I’ve honed my human-centric investment philosophy and approach. I always put the founding team, market opportunity and human impact above everything else. Some companies I’ve been fortunate to partner with include Bark & Co., Boom Aerospace, Bowery Farming, Breather, Brightwheel, Care/of, Citizen, Giphy, Groups, Managed by Q, SmartThings, The Skimm, View The Space and Zipline.
I’m currently a Partner at NYC-based Primary Venture Partners. We’re one of the top seed funds in the region. Our current fund is $100M. We invest in eight to ten NYC-based companies each year. We fundamentally believe that seed investing is a hyper local endeavor and NYC is the best location in the world to build a startup.
I also currently operate a boutique executive coaching practice I call Genuine. I work closely with entrepreneurs to help them lead more authentically and effectively. I also partner with ‘executives in transition’ who are contemplating a new role, career or venture. I hold a variety of certifications including ICF ACC, CFT, Tiny Habits and The Leadership Circle.
Previously, I’ve held a mix of investing and operating roles at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, RRE Ventures, The Kraft Group / The New England Patriots, Microsoft, Stickybits / Turntable.fm, and Massive.
Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family, ride my bike, cook for friends, study leadership, meditate, and lose myself in nature.
I split time between Manhattan and the Catskills.