President01/2013 to CurrentEdisonNationMedical.com
Partnered with Carolinas HealthCare System, the second largest public healthcare system in the USA, Edison Nation Medical is the only healthcare innovation marketplace and online portal targeting individual medical professional's healthcare innovations Hired to identify, develop, and implement a successful business, marketing, and operations strategy for this start-up Pivoted business from focusing solely on product licensing to also incubating early stage, medical device companies Grew inventor base by 1000% and developed relationships with 800+ medical device companies, 100+ universities, 300+ nursing/medical schools, 600+ IP law firms, and 80+ non-profit advocacy organizations.
Created and implemented "Innovation Advantage" expansion strategy which ultimately led to partnerships with Rite Aid Corp., Mount Sinai Health System, Greater New York Hospital Association, and the Hospital for Special Surgery Completed 10+ sponsored technology innovation searches for firms such as Covidien, Hill-Rom, Medivators, & Masimo Corp.
Screened 4K+ medical innovations.
Currently licensing 100+ innovations & incubating 7+ companies.
Negotiated all portfolio company investments, successfully structured all related financings, & sourced all Management Teams Interviewed by Fox Business, Forbes, Huffington Post & presented at AARP 50+ & Stanford MedicineX innovation conferences Selected to be part of the TEDMED Hive of the Top 40 innovative medical start-ups as part of the 2014 TEDMED Conference.
01/2012 to CurrentHandcrafted.com
Leading designer and manufacturer of handcrafted furniture and gifts made from reclaimed whiskey, scotch, and wine barrels Developed entire sales & operations strategy which in first 12 months generated $300K+ in revenues at 70% gross margin Regularly featured in Huffington Post, Southern Living, Town & Country, Cigar Aficionado, and The Robb Report Launched first-ever partnership with Pappy Van Winkle & Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery - the world's most exclusive whiskey Selected as a Finalist for ABC's "Shark Tank" primetime television program Partnered with MadeClose.com to create television pilot highlighting American Artisans; Currently pitching to networks.
Associate01/2007 to 01/2010J.H. Whitney Capital Partners & Westwind Investors
850M growth equity fund focused on healthcare, specialty manufacturing, business services and consumer investments Conducted qualitative & quantitative due diligence and financial modeling for hundreds of growth stage companies Executed 5+ transactions during tenure before transitioning to a senior management, operational role at a portfolio company First Associate chosen to invest for Chairman and Senior Management's $1B+ investment vehicle, Westwind Investors Selected Transaction Experience: Wellman Plastics Recycling: conducted diligence, valuation modeling, and transaction execution for the $25m bankruptcy acquisition of this nylon and PET plastics recycler.
Following acquisition, transitioned to a senior management, operational role to implement a turnaround plan which eventually grew revenues t0 $150+ Million.
Sold to strategic for 4.0X return in 2015 San Joaquin River Ranch: led diligence, industry analysis, and valuation modeling for this 6,000 acre farm acquisition.
Managed third party consultants, accounting, and legal diligence through acquisition & assisted in new operational plan Currie Technologies: conducted diligence, valuation modeling, and deal structuring for this electric scooter manufacturer.
Associate Kamylon Capital01/2006 to 01/2007
100M lower middle market private equity fund focused on consolidating owner-operated, regional businesses.
Developed industry theses, conducted diligence, and proactively sourced investment opportunities.
Proactively contacted 8K+ companies, generating 90+ meetings and 10+ transaction Term Sheets.
Master of Business Administration2013The Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAGPA: MENSA International Foundation Scholarship, Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship, & Joseph Wharton FellowshipPrivate Equity & Venture Capital. GMAT: 720/800 MENSA International Foundation Scholarship, Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship, & Joseph Wharton Fellowship President, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club. Vice President, Private Equity Review. Captain, Rugby Club
Cambridge, MA Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Master of Public Administration: International Trade & Finance2006Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAInternational Trade & Finance Healthcare Policy, US Industry-Government Relations, Future of Globalization, Effective Implementation, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Capital Markets Regulation, Campaign Management & Fundraising
Bachelor of Arts: History & International RelationsHistory & InternationalRelations
Harvard College Scholarship & Polish National Alliance Scholarship
Captain, Rugby Club: Ivy League Champion & National Champion Runner-Up, All-American Team Finalist
accounting, ABC, Capital Markets, com, conferences, due diligence, Equity, Senior Management, financial modeling, Fundraising, Government, Harvard, industry analysis, Innovation, investments, IP, law, legal, MA, marketing, market, meetings, modeling, networks, nursing, Persuasion, profit, Public Speaking, Rip, sales, San, strategy, strategic, structured, television, valuation, Venture Capital