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.

Prior to that, I co-founded and sold a venture-backed media company that is now part of CBS Interactive. That company also filed some interesting patents, focused mostly on digital B2B interactions.

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).