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Technology Executive | Strategy Professor | Behavioral Economist



I am a true left-brain-right-brain thinker, anchored in the real world with a balance of creativity and analytical realism. I split my working time as a C-level technology executive and strategy professor; I am also an accomplished public speaker. My career passions are leadership, innovation, technology, education, and behavioral economics. From local to international, I am always looking for the next challenge to leverage innovation, grow a company/brand, and increase value.

I received my MBA from Pepperdine University and a Doctor of Business Administration from The University of Manchester (UK). I regularly volunteer my time to help underserved youth learn entrepreneurship.

I live for travel, art/design, food, and learning. My lovely wife and a clowder of cats live in Los Angeles.


Most recent experience listed below. For a full CV please go to my LinkedIn profile.

  • 2022-Present

    Chief Strategy Officer


  • 2012-Current

    Board of Directors

    Auto-Graphics, Inc.

  • 2009-Current

    Practitioner of Strategy

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

  • 2020-2022

    Chief Executive Officer


  • 2018-2020


    Bryce Capital (Private Equity for SaaS companies)


  • 2016

    Doctor of Business Administration

    Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, England, UK

    Thesis: The Effect of Brand Affinity on Investor Stock Choice

  • 2005

    Master of Business Administration

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Malibu, CA

  • Bachelor of Science Management

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Malibu, CA

  • 2019

    Executive Certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

    MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

  • Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in the EU

    Rouen School of Management, France

  • Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in China

    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

  • Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design & Visual Communications

    University of California, Santa Barbara

+20 Years Experience


I’ve been an active public speaker since I was seven years old. In high school and college I competed in speech, finishing 2nd in the nation for extemporaneous speaking (impromptu) at the collegiate level. I currently speak and write regularly on innovation, specifically Innovation Cooking, business strategy, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. Please contact me about your speaker needs.


Working with the audience during an OKTA workshop.

Recent speaking engagements:

Checkout online videos I created for two entrepreneurship courses developed for docstoc.