I’ve had the good fortune to journey through roles in academia, policy-making, investment, and business leadership and oversight, with a common core focus: helping to strengthen leaders, boards, and the process by which they make key strategic decisions. 


I spent a dozen years at Harvard University and the Securities and Exchange Commission, advocating for more engaged boards, and helping to lead the development of modern activist investing.  Subsequently, I founded Integrity Brands, and have spent 20+ years as an investor, board member, leader, adviser, and coach at a spectrum of consumer-facing companies, from billion-dollar public ones to pre-revenue startups (and some nonprofits too).  

​In addition to continuing the latter work, I’m presently affiliated with the University of Arizona, serving as a Research Professor in the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, where I’m working on programs and research focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, and governance.