My wife Róisín and I live in the University City community of District 1 with our beautiful daughter Emily, and our 5-year-old rescue dog Ralph.
I am running for City Council to bring a data-driven, evidence based approach to how we run San Diego. I recently served as an executive at CONNECT where I founded the CONNECT ALL program in early 2016. I organized and lead government, business, community, and innovation leaders to bring high-growth early-stage startup resources to traditionally underserved communities of San Diego. In less than three years we took that project from concept to near $4M of funding to build CONNECT ALL @the Jacobs Center – the region’s first diversity focused business accelerator and resource center. A first of its kind partnership between the City of San Diego, CONNECT, and the Jacobs Family Foundation with the mission to create high quality jobs in San Diego.
Prior to working at CONNECT, I worked as a management consultant for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in London, drove marketing at a Bay area startup trying to tackle the student debt crisis through gamification, and served as regional director for a global non-profit. I have a a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a master’s degree from The London School of Economics.