Strategy, Product Management & Business Development Leader

A roll-up-my-sleeves entrepreneur by nature, I am at my best when driving from idea to validation through product and go-to-market execution.  I leverage data and analytics to solve complex problems in adverse conditions while building trust, action and ownership across organizations and stakeholders.  


  • General Manager delivering B2B, B2C offerings accountable for $1.5B P&L & executing $100m global integrated marketing campaigns. 

  • Compete strategist focused on solving complex consumer and small business competitive gaps using the entire corporate arsenal from product, strategy go-to-market, partners, channels, and customer experience. 

  • Business development leader driving strategic engagements, investments, and acquisitions. 

  • Entrepreneur in Residence and founder solving service and technology gaps.

  • Community leader currently on the board of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with over 12 years of trustee experience in organizations including the Seattle Humane Society and The Northwest Folklife Festival.

Skills and Strengths

  • Strategic Engagement Leader:  Owner, responsible for some of the most complex legal and contractual engagements at Microsoft.  Led and drove closure of strategic deals including acquisitions and investments.  Deals included SignalCom, Alexa, Navisite, Audible, and others.  

  • Team builder, recruiter, evangelist: I have successfully inspired and assembled world class talent to solve complex problems across technical and business challenges ranging from product, strategy, go to market and execution.

  • Experienced Communicator:  Global speaking engagements ranging from seminars, strategic briefings, board meetings, radio, TV appearances, and keynotes with lead-speaker engagements to arena-size audiences of industry professionals and press.

  • Global Leader: Broad and deep international business experience setting strategy and managing global and in-country execution teams at scale.

  • Voracious Learner: Most recently became an expert in mental health and healthcare; attending continued education training, writing an article for HIMMS, and serving as guest speaker in healthcare conferences.

  • Compulsive Idea and Action Generator:  As social capitalist, launched 5 private ventures focused on healthcare, animals, and the environment.  As a consumer product strategist, I conceived and built America Fresh, a line of detergents and cleaning products, now sold in over 40 countries.  Co-author of original IP.  US Patent 7,596,498: “Method for Analyzing Speaking Patterns to Quantify the Progress of Customer Service Calls.”

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