I am the Managing Director of 434, an accelerator program supporting early-stage, technology based companies based in and around Charlottesville, Virginia. I also teach courses at the University of Virginia in entrepreneurship, innovation, and policy.
Previously, I was the Senior Director of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business, an Assistant Professor and Director of the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship within the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA and an Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University, within the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.
My work has been published or presented within academic, policy, and practitioner venues—with a particular focus upon the opportunities and conflicts resulting from disruptive technologies. Additionally, I have been interviewed or cited by a variety of media outlets (e.g., WIRED, Financial Times, Billboard) as well as within testimony before members of the US Congress and EU Directorates.
Previously, I founded or held leadership positions in a series of private, early-stage and venture-backed technology companies, gaining experience across the startup lifecycle—from idea to acquisition and, at times, failure.
Throughout my career, I have also advised clients including global technology companies, international intellectual property organizations, and early-stage companies. While completing my MBA, I even had some fun writing video game reviews.
I hold a PhD in Management from Vanderbilt University (Owen Graduate School of Management), an MBA from AGSM (at the time, a joint degree from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales), and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University (Weinberg School of Arts & Sciences).