I am a driven leader with a proven ability to lead and execute within complex organizations. I define and develop new innovation product offerings with Fortune 500 partners to inform and enable corporate transformations. My expertise is in Business Model Design, Corporate Innovation Strategy, Design Thinking, Startup and Corporate Partnerships, Program Development, and Customer Centered Research.
As Engagement Director at Techstars I deliver innovation strategy programs to advance corporate capabilities around internal innovation and startup partnerships
For two years, I worked as a Strategy Designer at Business Models Inc. helping enterprise organizations build transformative strategies using design thinking, business model innovation, and lean methodologies. For 6 years prior, I helped grow Autodesk's maker community Instructables.com. With over 115 do-it-yourself tutorials, I have gained nearly 15 million page-views and recognition from major publications such as The Huffington Post, GQ Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and more. I hold a degree in Computer Science and Visual Art from Union College and an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts.