Thirty years of experience in software and Internet technology, focused on business model and product reinvention—with hands-on experience from start-up to scale.
Evite | CEO
Leads the #1 digital invitation service for bringing people together. Facing mobile, advertising, and competitive headwinds, I came aboard Evite to reinvent the product into an end-to-end mobile and desktop event platform, now serving all aspects of an event.
KodakGallery | President and CEO of Kodak Imaging Network
Drove a holistic, multi-year turnaround effort that touched every aspect of a global, $150+ million, 400+ person stand-alone subsidiary with over 75M+ members, ultimately culminating in a sale to Shutterfly. During this time, I also revamped eroding channels into social sharing channels, fully reinvented the product and platform, and introduced not only a mobile presence but also a #1 mobile app.
Intuit | Vice President Web Marketing and Web Commerce
Diversified retail-centric business model earning ~10% revenue from web into a new model earning ~45% revenue from web. Grew web channel to $1B+ (400%+) over four years.
iVillage | Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations
Drove revenue model shift for world’s #1 women’s community web-site from a predominantly advertising-driven company to one with diversified commerce, licensing, and partner revenue streams.
Microsoft | Multiple Marketing Executive Positions
Seven+ years of management experience overseeing key Internet marketing and business initiatives, such as freemium digital products and robust e-commerce. Held P&L ownership of early software-as-a-service business initiatives for Bill Gates and Executive Committee.
Companies with significant scale have an obligation to do social good. Under my leadership at Evite and in partnership with Pledgeling, we have fully integrated charitable giving into every event invitation, so guests can donate to a cause that matters in lieu of gifts. Evite Donations has raised over $15 million in charitable giving for nonprofits globally since its launch in 2015.
University of Pennsylvania | Wharton School of Business | 1989 to 1993
Graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude | BSE: Statistics and Marketing
Honorary knight, Royal House of Savoy, Order of Merit, 2019
Top CEO of the Year: The Visionary (Gold Winner), CEO World Awards, 2019
Evite: Silver Halo Award for Best Consumer Donation/Crowdfunding Campaign, 2018
Evite: Great Places to Work Certified, 2018-2019
Evite: Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, 2017
Internet Person of the Year, Internet Marketing Association, 2015
Technology Innovation Award, Frost and Sullivan, 2014
Leadership Excellence Award, Intuit, 2006
Fastpath Excellence Award, Intuit, 2005
In life, clarity on what is truly important to you is foundational to reaching your utmost potential. Without a guiding beacon, you are carried by the winds of chaos that surround you—with key life decisions becoming arbitrary vs. purposeful. The expression of what is truly important should come down to a handful of simple things. For me, there are three.