Live Large in Less Space
Highly motivated individual with proven entrepreneurial and design success who has a passion for serving society via impactful, triple bottom line, for-profit businesses. Specialties:Taking a company from nothing to something.
Represent Discovery/TreeHugger in public facing activities such as speaking engagements. Site feedback, connecting, strategy for TreeHugger.com.
LifeEdited designs space-efficient buildings, products and lifestyles to yield more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy. LifeEdited shares what it learns via its website, newsletter and speaking engagements.
I designed and then obtained an exclusive license to create and sell a ceramic version of the classic New York paper cup. Over 35,000 are sold yearly via 200 high-end design and museum stores worldwide including MOMA where it is a top seller. More at http://www.wearehappytoserveyou.com
I worked fulltime and then halftime in a Chairman type role focusing on working with the team to further fuel the momentum of TreeHugger.com and PlanetGreen.com. I was a host or guest on various programs on the Planet Green channel which reached 58,000,000 homes. TreeHugger and PlanetGreen sites reach close to 5M unique visitors and 10-15M pageviews per month making them top visited environmental sites. TreeHugger has been one of the top 20 most linked to blogs on the web.
Over the past couple of years I have hosted circa 11 segments on various Planet Green shows, been a guest on Supper Club and have appeared in a great number of print, tv and online outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, Time and Vanity Fair. Here's a rough reel http://bit.ly/6PWvU0.
Conceptualized, funded, started, ran and sold TreeHugger.com to Discovery Communications. TreeHugger was entirely virtual and was managed from various cities around the world including Barcelona, Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York.
After Bowne acquired Sitewerks, I co-general-managed the Seattle office for about a year, then ran the Boston office for 4 months before replacing myself and moving to the New York office to run the cross-office Information Architecture group.
Sitewerks was started mid-1995 by myself and my cousin Tish Hill. It was pre-Netscape browser and very early in terms of the graphical web. We landed a key Microsoft contract, did great work and were able to build the company from 2 to 60 people over the ensuing 3 years on cashflow. Sitewerks was an award-winning, full service web-shop with skills in design, project management and programming. It was sold to Bowne Inc. in February 1998 after discussions with circa 15 companies.