I love meeting founders who share my enthusiasm for technology and innovation.
My passion for entrepreneurship began with my first business at age 11 while my teenage years were spent learning HTML and designing websites.
In my 20s, I worked sales & marketing roles at Nestle and Coca-Cola, ranked Top-3 with weekly B2B sales of $3M-$5M. This experience led me to co-found, scale & exit a successful CPG startup.
Moving to Calgary in 2013, I worked at a large media agency, winning numerous sales awards and growing my client portfolio to a $1M+ run rate in just 18-months; while also fundraising from donors & sponsors for various events, including the annual Top 40 Under 40.
In 2016, I began management consulting, coaching & mentoring startups on marketing, social media, product development, market research, recruitment & fundraising.
At one startup, as interim CMO, I helped grow MAUs to 600,000+ in just 12-months. At another, I helped hire & develop a sales team, achieving a $4M run rate.
A life-long learner, I completed my MBA in Organizational Leadership, graduating at the top of my class.
In athletics, I’ve performed at the Professional & National Championship levels (hockey).
Most recently, in October 2020, I founded Allied Venture Partners (allied.vc) after being a private angel investor since 2012. Allied has since grown to more than 800 investors globally and we’ve deployed over $1 Million into early-stage startups.
As a passion project, I’m the co-founder of Calgary Beer Week. We’ve raised over $500k for charity, hosted 30,000+ attendees at various events, and operate the largest craft beer B2C membership program in Western Canada.
As a trained speaker, I’ve represented our brand with local and national media, including CTV News, GlobalTV, CBC & Sportsnet.
– Leadership, mentoring, entrepreneurship
– Marketing, communications, branding & events
– Growth & customer acquisition
– Venture capital, angel investing, fundraising & startups (80+ investments, 6 exits)