I have spent three decades rolling up my sleeves building great teams and companies. I have helped lead entrepreneurial journeys from initial idea to international public company and beyond, providing a broad perspective on effective leadership, teamwork, customer interaction, corporate governance, creative deal making and go-to-market strategies. I love working closely with passionate entrepreneurs who are on a mission to create value and who recognize the importance of building exceptional teams.
Prior to co-founding Argon Ventures with Bob, I served most recently as CEO of Brightcove (NASDAQ: “BCOV”). In early 2005, I joined Bob as a founding executive and during my 13-year tenure at the company, I held numerous additional leadership roles, including President & Chief Operating Officer, President/International, EVP of Corporate Development, and Chief Legal Officer/EVP Global HR. Before Brightcove, I held leadership roles at Lycos Inc., and previously practiced as a private attorney at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, as well as at Choate Hall & Stewart.
I am a graduate of Cornell Law School and Tufts University and it gives me great pleasure to frequently guest lecture at each about my professional experiences and various topics on entrepreneurship. This past year I was elected to join the Board of Governors of the Concord Museum in Concord Massachusetts, one of the country’s preeminent small museums which serves as a treasure of our national historical heritage, literary canon, calls to social justice and a celebration of the beauty of the natural world around us.
What is important in my life?
Spending quality time with my wife and children, my extended family and my friends.
I thrive on being active, enjoying the outdoors and being in nature. I try to get in a hike in the woods, a trail run, a bike ride, or some form of exercise every single day.
I love travel, seeing the world and experiencing other cultures, and their history and stories first-hand.
I love challenges, adventures, and trying to learn new things. Currently my wife and I are trying to climb all 48 of the 4,000-ft peaks in New Hampshire (32 down!), and I am learning to cook my own wood-fired pizza.
I love to read, listen to music of all kinds, and I enjoy wine and the stories behind the bottle.
Like Bob, I feel incredibly fortunate for my lot in life and I try to remember that every single day.