Chief Operating Officer
Hometown: Salisbury, MD
What makes you the best person for your role?
Have seen both the startup and investor perspective. Ran product at venture-based startups in CA; co-founded AlphaLab accelerators. Have worked with and funded 200+ startups while at IW including following several from inception to exit.
What is your favorite thing about working with startups?
See the companies (and founders) progress from one stage to the next and ultimately achieve success – whether with this startup, the next one or just in their lives.
What do you love about living and working in Pittsburgh?
The sense of purpose and community in Pittsburgh; the down-to-earth nature and friendliness of the people and the big city amenities in sports and arts.
Where can we find you outside of work?
PNC Park cheering on a Pirates win or the Benedum Center seeing the latest Broadway or CLO musical.