In your own words, please describe what you do?
Invest behind and partner with ambitious company founders looking to challenge business norms through bringing new products and services to life.
As a child, what did you want to be "when you grew up"?
What do you love most about your job?
I learn every day. And I get to do this working in partnership with a group of passion-driven leaders who are challenging norms, as well as themselves, their teams and me in new ways, constantly.
What do you dislike about your job?
I prefer quality over quantity, in general. That said, my job and role at Forerunner requires a certain amount of “quantity” (lots of meetings, lots of people, lots of decisions), making bandwidth an extremely precious resource.
“There are periods of ‘paying your dues’ and others of great opportunity, and that dance goes on throughout.”
What was the best advice you ever received?
Own your decisions.
What advice would you give someone today?
Be patient, while staying directed. Careers don’t evolve linearly; there are periods of “paying your dues” and others of great opportunity, and that dance goes on throughout. You have to stick with things long enough to reach new step-changes in your own development and opportunity set.
Describe 3 characteristics required to do your job well.
Curiosity, original thinking, interpersonal skills.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Staying true to myself and sticking with dreams long enough to see them happen.
How do you define success?
Having a reputation as a colleague, partner and friend consistent with the person I strive to be.