15+ years of sales & marketing leadership experience. As the former Vice President of Sales Marketing at Nokia Mobile Phones, I led a team of 115 people, increased annual revenue from $529 million to $4.7 billion and built one of the first online communities in the wireless industry. I specialize in using innovation, customer dialogue, and brand advocacy to grow the bottom line.
After completing a master’s degree at London Business School, UK in 2008, I seized the chance to lead the turnaround for a small business start-up. The company reached positive cash flow in 5 months, break-even in 12 months and increased gross revenue 420% in 15 months.
Member of leadership team that grew Nokia’s US market share from 1% to 44% in 10 years. Designed and implemented “industry-first” strategies, which grew the business 9-fold in less than 5 years.
Launched one of the first online communities in the wireless industry. Built niche community using an online and mobile platform to connect sales associates in an engaging loyalty program. Captured #1 share of sales associate recommendations.
Increased Nokia’s total brand awareness 5-fold to 92% and spontaneous awareness 7-fold to 55%. Ranked 5th most valuable brand by Interbrand. Ranked 1st non-US brand.
Served as a Member of the US Management Board. Tripled market share from 14% to 44% in less than 5 years. Doubled revenue, profits, and unit volume every year for over 3 years.
Sports Marketing – World Cup:
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Music Marketing – Stadium Concert Tours
London Business School, MSc Sloan Fellowship
One of less than 200 people globally awarded a Sloan Fellowship in 2008, a Masters Degree inLeadership and Strategy designed solely for proven senior executives and taught exclusively at MIT, Stanford and London Business School.
University of Texas, BBA Marketing
I’m a native of California and grew up with my mother and two sisters. I’ve always had a fascination for exploring the unknown and I was determined to find new ways to get things done. As a kid, this wasn’t always a great idea… like the time I went into the sewer at age 5 to find a new path to the hidden treasure. Brilliant I know, but luckily I survived those early years and kept the same fascination. As I grew older, this quirky fascination became a full-on passion for innovation.
I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years and in a variety of ways. I grew up without a father so I understand what these kids are going through. I was 7 yrs. old when my first Big Brother took me to a baseball game. It’s amazing how just a little thoughtful guidance can make all the difference in the world. We all need mentors; I’m convinced that mentoring establishes a cycle of learning, for both the mentor and mentee. Check out Big Brothers Big Sisters for more information.
One of my great sources of inspiration and joy is my funny little girl, a golden-doodle named Lucy. In my mind, dogs are the Bone-A-Fide champions at using authenticity, openness and passion to build relationships.
In my free time I like to stay active by engaging in sports, biking and lifting weights. I love to cook; my most well-known dishes are rack of lamb, seared pepper tuna and grilled steak with rosemary new potatoes.
My fiancée Alisa and I live in the Dallas, Texas area. Alisa is an accomplished entrepreneur. We enjoy traveling and the outdoors. Anything on a lake, river or ocean surrounded by beautiful landscape… and it’s on!
Love, growth, friendship, achievement, connection, laughter, fun and impact.
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