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I have 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, loyalty/rewards marketing, and have created several successful businesses. I've consulted to numerous startups at various stages from pre-seed through Series D. I have a strong breadth of industry expertise having completed projects and built businesses in travel, financial services, real estate, retail, grocery, gas. I've created rewards programs around the world and managed Membership Rewards partnerships at American Express as well as the Black, Platinum, and Gold Cards and developed a portfolio-wide strategy. I have an MBA from Yale University and my BA from Cornell University. I'm fast and hyper-reliable (that's the New Yorker in me) and pride myself on my multitasking ability (I used to have a day "corporate" job with four of my own successful businesses on the side). I believe in developing a tight plan up front for every project and really focus on iterative development with clients. - Hablo español - Je parle français
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Advisor/Consultant

Aug 2017

You tell me your business'​ 'challenge'​ - I solve it. And if I can't - I bring in the people to help. I consult to and advise founding teams of startups and more mature businesses, providing business plans, commercial models, and marketing, organizational, and product launch/go-to-market advisory. My client experience and expertise include a wide spectrum of industries ranging from loyalty/rewards, tech, CPG, luxury services, real estate, and more.

CEO/Co-Founder

Jan 2016

HotSauce is a next-gen, rewards-based local search tool in a $100B+ addressable market. • Built, lead, and mentor an incredible global team of 18 with 100% team retention over 18 months on a limited budget. • Developed core business model, created a product roadmap, and manage successful iterative product development with ongoing customer research feedback loops.   • HotSauce innovations led to IP development including several patents/trademarks.

Founder

Jul 2014

A5 Realty is a high-growth Detroit-based real estate fund focused on both residential and commercial. • Reached 260% ROI over four years.

Senior Director

Mar 2013 - Sep 2016 (3 years)

Aimia is the global leader in loyalty/rewards program management. • Led US business development for all industries and built out commercial strategy across travel, gas, grocery, telco, retail, and financial services • Signed five core partners as the foundation of a next-gen loyalty coalition program in the U.S. - a $2B+ business  • Steered product and marketing strategy with emphasis on the Millennial market

Senior Manager

May 2009 - Mar 2013 (3 years)

• Led a ten-member matrix team responsible for all large-scale travel benefit partnerships for Centurion and Platinum cards for Consumer, OPEN (Small Business), Corporate, and Membership Rewards. • Led strategy and redevelopment of several programs with a projected cost reduction of $2mm+ while improving customer value. • Managed multi-million dollar COGS Premium budget. • Launched seamless partner auto-enroll processes for multiple core benefits to enhance customer experience.

Senior Assoicate

Apr 2006 - May 2009 (3 years)

Novantas is a boutique strategy consultancy specialized in payments, financial services, and loyalty. • Top 3 Payments Firm - Developed strategy for the firm's consulting arm. • Leading Marketing Services Firm- Re-engineered sales process and created profitability tool to effectively manage sales opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies. Reached annual sales goal of $15mm in database sales.

Education

MBA

2008 - 2010 (2 years)

BA - Economics, Spanish, French

2001 - 2005 (4 years)

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