I have co-founded five companies, three of which have been acquired. Currently, I am working on an initiative to commercialize defense and emerging technologies that emanate from Israeli’s Ministry of Defense.
Most recently, I cofounded a data and information service for corporate innovation executives called Innovation Leader. Its members are the innovation, strategy, and R&D heads of companies like Nike, Starbucks, Disney, P&G, Exxon-Mobil, and 25,000+ others.
Previously, I co-founded FanTab, a social-media platform that tracked "fan confidence" or sentiment in real-time. The company, which filed a patent for real-time sentiment collection, was acquired by a division of Advance Publications, which has since incorporated the technology into its sports offerings at AOL and elsewhere.
Before that, I co-founded a global financial information service that was acquired by Haymarket Media in London. That service has become one of the largest publishers of regulatory compliance information in the world.
Before that, I was on the founding team of The Boston Globe's pioneering and award-winning Web site, Boston.com.
I got my start in the media business at an investment of Fidelity Capital, the private-equity arm of Fidelity Investments, which had acquired 100+ newspapers in the Greater Boston area.
In addition to those experiences, I have mentored and advised myriad entrepreneurs and startups, have guest lectured at local B-schools, and have worked with local venture firms on everything from investments and portfolio due-diligence to recruitment and M&A.
I live in the suburbs of Boston with my wife Kathy, who has a PhD in Psychology but spends most of her time at The Rashi School, where she is President of the Board of Directors. We have three kids: Sophie (19), Mayta (18), and Zev (16).