After meeting a former Amazon Exec, I quickly realized the opportunity that was evolving on the Amazon platform. I dove in and have been growing brands through data-informed...more decisions since December of 2016. Working with small startups all the way up to Fortune 500 companies, the diverse set of challenges faced on the platform has provided venue to obtain a deep knowledge set that informs everything I do in business and venture initiation.
Director of Entrepreneurship
2016 - Present (over 3 years)
Co-creating a learning life. Our mantra says it all without having to say much. Compass is a project-based learning high school for grades 6-12+ focused on continuous learning...more for the jobs of tomorrow. With a pinch of ingenuity, a dash of startup mentality, and healthy dose of entrepreneurial thinking, Compass is a school for the future coming in Fall of 2018.
http://compasshighschool.org/ - Parents sign your kids up now at the website above to secure a spot for the opening year 2018!
Built enterprise-level chatbots leveraging open-source AI for natural language processing to create engaging products for conversations on voice and text-enabled interfaces.
• Led...more the creative for novel conversation design for major media brands including Syfy, USA, E! Channel, Warner Bros., TMZ, and Telemundo • Built custom messaging analytics providing actionable insights for physical and digital campaigns • Generated over 17k messages for WB chatbot with an average 10.6 messages per user
2016 (2 months)
I was tasked with growth and retention of the community of users for our ever-evolving platform and tools.
• Designed and developed 3 full-stack web applications utilizing...more MEAN stack and Rails Framework • Consulted clients on venture fundraising, product, marketing, and strategic partnerships • Completed 12-week Full-Stack Web Development Immersive Bootcamp through General Assembly
Social Activation and Multi-Media Platform • Raised multi-million dollar seed financing round from private investors and managed investor relations • Executed multi-channel...more revenue and marketing strategies to attract and retain 30+ partners • Secured partnerships with major school districts (NYC and LA) contributing 4.3M users to platform
• Managed company accounting and financial analysis, administered ERP software system • Directed design and implementation...more of SEO optimized website • Created and executed proof of concept models for emerging business units
Conversation Architect, Moqups, Google Sheets, Google Docs · I designed the conversation and flow for this chatbot. Working with the teams at Warner… · More Bros. and GranDesign, I constructed an NLP-enabled conversation that accomplished the objectives of their promotional campaign - that being to give users an awesome scare in an NYC or LA Scare Booth and provide information about the movie.
This chatbot onboarded users into the Lights Out Scare Booth experience and delivered a unique video to each user. It also allowed users to explore the movie details and find out what they wanted to know.
I help where I can and that has led me down roads I had no idea would eventually converge. From bored CPA, to struggling Startup Fundraiser, and now Amazon Marketplace navigator, I have seen companies from many angles - and although no less complex, at least I can ask some really good questions.
Along with the founder of the Company, I raised a multi-million dollar seed round for a pre-launch social network startup based in New York City. The capital was contributed by seven private investors located throughout the US and allowed the Company to complete development of the multi-media platform and begin onboarding users. The platform hinged on a major social good aspect and therefore required investors who were willing to put the users (children) first and a return second. This greatly reduced the pool of investors willing to contribute capital but we ultimately were able to secure the funding with a small handful of visionary people who believed in the mission of the Company.