I'm obsessed with making things better, faster, and more efficient.
From the time I was a child, I loved tinkering - I often took all of my toys apart and tried to put them back together (with varying levels of success). I would play video games and figure out the optimal way to get from point A to B or to level up my character in the fastest way possible without cheating - I've always had a sense of gamesmanship, in that sense.
This curiosity, in conjunction with my innate interest in math/science/physics, led me to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ultimately, this was a degree that I never utilized professionally in a literal sense, but one that I use each and every day when approaching new challenges in a practical sense. I thank my engineering toolkit, as it ingrained in me a problem solving mindset and a way of breaking down problems into digestible, organizable parts.
I Pride myself in being able to tackle any challenge
My professional career path has been anything but linear and has led me from a trading desk in NY to my clients' factory floors all around the globe. I've worked across roles, across industries, across geographies, and across cultures, which has provided me with a unique perspective and an ability to solve complex, open-ended problems.
I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute with a Dual BSc in Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Design, Innovation and Society. My first job out of college was on the trading floor at Barclays Capital helping corporations manage their foreign currency risk through complex derivatives. I left Barclays to join a start-up derivatives exchange and clearinghouse just before the financial crisis, where I began as a risk analyst and worked my way up to a chief of staff role and re-architecting our entire technology platform to expand our product flexibility by over 435,456,000x. We were acquired by the global leader in the space, LCH.Clearnet in 2012. In 2013, I decided to broaden my skills by pursuing an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. After graduating in 2015, I started my post-MBA career in London with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's industrials investment banking division and joined Greenhill & Co's industrials team in Chicago, where I spent 3 years and was promoted to Vice President. In 2020, I left investment banking with the goal to not only pursue my own entrepreneurial ambitions, but to also use my experience and abilities to help other entrepreneurs.
I'd love to share this unique perspective with you and add value to your business, no matter which stage of the business life-cycle you currently are.