CEO / founder at TechEmergence, the only market research and company discovery platform focused exclusively on artificial intelligence and machine learning. I’m of the belief that the most important ethical considerations of the coming thirty years will be the creation or expansion of sentience and intelligence in technology. My time is focused exclusively on this major concern. TechEmergence is intended first as a vehicle to proliferate an open-minded conversation about the implications and applications of AI. Business model came later, purpose was and is first. Occasionally write for: TechCrunch, Boston Business Journal, VentureBeat, Xconomy, VICE MotherBoard, others (see Publications) Speak at: TEDx, Stanford, Columbia (Paris campus), MIT, Harvard, Brown, others (see Talks) Read: from Bacon to Bostrom Fun facts: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt since 2013, 2011 national champion (IBJJF no-gi pan ams) Location: SF-based, often in the valley, often in Boston



Founder, 2014 – Present

A media and marketing research platform to help business leaders with strategic planning and IT procurement for all things artificial intelligence

Science of Skill, LLC

Founder / CEO, 2012 – 2017

Started as a location-independent income stream to fund what would become TechEmergence, built into a multi-million dollar eCommerce and eLearning business – sold to private buyers in 2017)


Founder / Editor, 2014 – 2015

Built CLVb into a six figure consultancy helping startups and eCommerce companies implement marketing automation. I ceased consulting CLVboost in 2015 to focus on getting a seven-figure exit from Science of Skill to fund TechEmergence.

Black Diamond Mixed Martial Arts, LLC

Founder / Head Instructor, 2009 – 2013

Started this business during undergrad to pay for Ivy League grad school. Trained fighters, developed curricula and marketing systems, expanded to 4,500 square feet. Sold the business in 2013