I’m a startup guy that enjoys bringing products to life. As head of product in Pearson’s College and Career Readiness division, I’m helping build Alleyoop.com, a college readiness network for teens and parents. I’m passionate about customer development, usability, customer lifecycle marketing, and The Lean Startup. Life is too short to spend lots of time and energy building products that nobody likes or worse – that nobody ever wanted in the first place.
I’ve held co-founder roles at EditMe and Embarc, which both had successful exits. I’ve been lucky to be part of venture-backed teams like Digital Reef, Awareness Networks, and PermissionTV. I mentor pre-funded startups and am a Board Advisor at Ubiqi Health. I’m also a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
While not working, I’m a startup mentor with Founder Mentors, Lean Startup Machine, and Startup Weekend. I’m also the co-organizer of Lean Startup Circle Boston. In addition to occasional blogging here at Internet Tech Boston, you can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
When it’s time to unplug, I like to go out with friends and enjoy live music. I’m always on the lookout for a good band for under 20 bucks – or a good weekend-long festival. I’ve been to over a hundred Phish shows, although I don’t always have time for that anymore. I’ve been happily addicted to Sid Meier’s Civilization game series for years.
I hope you enjoy this blog. I enjoy sharing what I know, and I try my best to “connect the dots”, and not just regurgitate what I’ve read on other blogs. If a post of mine is interesting or helpful to at least one person, then I feel I’ve done a good job. A blog is about conversations, so please comment.