About meI am a hybrid entrepreneur/corporate executive who understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. I have been a lean mean branding positioning junkie, beating competitors with larger resources and deeper experience most of my career.
As a founding member of SKOUT, I helped create the first social mobile application for iPhone that was profitable as well as viral. When SKOUT reached 2.5 million users and sustainable profitability, I left for the opportunity to head Innovation at Alcatel-Lucent / BellLabs, where I created the first-ever Open API Service across multiple global carriers, working with companies such as SFR, French Telecom, AT&T, VzW, Sprint, and Tmobile. I then led the company’s Open Innovation Unit, helping over 400 startups connect with top carriers globally, generating tens of millions in revenue. I went on to found The Taploid, an innovative startup leveraging Facebook's Open Graph.
Currently I serve as CEO of Wearable World, Inc., a San-Francisco based incubator/accelerator that has created the first self-sustaining technology ecosystem that generates deal flow and revenue for clients. I also sit on the board of several startups, managing their go-to-market strategies.
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- Reason for joining
- I'm the founder of Wearable World and love to participate in hardware communities