Transparent supply chain for the global Maker Movement
Creative, innovative, and strategic business leader successful in envisioning and executing opportunities from target & concept to multi-million-dollar sales and operations. Expert performance in creating and clarifying brand vision, leading and driving organizational change, and developing web and event-based marketing concepts/programs to deliver strong ROI and drive relationships, immediate sales & long-term revenue growth. GALLUP TOP 5 STRENGTHS: WOO SELF-ASSURANCE IDEATION ACTIVATOR POSITIVITY
WishClouds learns what people want to buy, before they buy it. It's an e-Commerce platform containing 30M+ revenue-enabled products from the most popular retailers. All products have price tracking histories. Our platform sends alerts to users when products they save experience a price change. We track purchase intent data, the impact of price changes, social chatter, and celebrity influence to provide never-before-seen market intel to brand customers.
Responsible for identifying, facilitating, and nurturing strategic partnerships for Singularity University. Singularity University is a unique interdisciplinary, international and intercultural experience that concentrates on the impact and opportunities presented by the deployment of transformative exponential technologies that can solve our worlds greatest challenges. Located on the campus of NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, one of the world's great epicenters of innovation, Singularity University offers a 10-week summer Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Our Executive Programs are held multiple times each year, including highly-specialized ones such as FutureMed which allow executives to focus on one particular field of study. Singularity University also hosts Executive Programs which bring the unique and stimulating environment of Singularity University to organizations, businesses, and institutions around the world. The mission of Singularity University's GSP is to assemble, support, educate and inspire future leaders across the globe who can harness the power of exponential technologies to positively impact the lives of a billion people within a decade. The Singularity University Executive Program is for entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives, financial and government leaders, inventors, and innovators. Through lectures and interactive workshops, Singularity University teaches where these technologies are today and where they will be in the next 2-10 years in the areas of medicine & neuroscience, biotechnology & bioinformatics, artificial intelligence & robotics, nanotechnology, networks & computing systems, and energy & environmental systems.
At KHANNECT, vision, opportunity and results always come together. KHANNECT is a firm that develops and executes particular growth strategies in marketing, sales, and business development on behalf of a subset of niche clients in multiple verticals including but not limited to public relations, branding, web development, online media, application development, non-profit & institutional fundraising, events management, sustainability, architectural products, legal/corporate & hospitality interiors, technology start-ups, and entrepreneurial ventures. KHANNECT's success comes from partnering with only the best platforms, technologies, firms, and talent -- and purely on the basis of realizing mutual interest and recognizing mutual benefit between prospective & existing clients and those providing genuine solutions for them.
PRIMARQ is the next generation of residential real estate finance. For decades, the pursuit of the American Dream of home ownership has largely been facilitated by borrowing significant funds from banks and other lending institutions. Over the last five years, we have all seen the challenges and the damage done from excessive leverage to home buyers and owners, financial institutions and even the federal government. We, at PRIMARQ, believe that the method of financing a home purchase or accessing the equity in the home is in need of change. In response, we have developed a new capital exchange, where global accredited investors invest equity capital alongside home buyers in their purchase of homes as well as provide existing home owners a new avenue to monetize their equity by selling a portion of their residence. With transactions known as equity sharing, our market is a comprehensive system that enables private investors to provide funding to buyers and owners in exchange for an ownership interest in the home, rather than lending money against the current value and requiring monthly payments. The investor is motivated by the potential appreciation in value. View PRIMARQ as the NASDAQ of residential real estate equity. Our capital market exchange allows investors to review investment opportunities, bid and invest equity funds in owner?occupied real estate. Additionally, our secondary market allows for investors to liquidate their investments on a discretionary basis, so liquidity is not dependent on a property being sold or refinanced. Unlike purchasing rental property, investors can co?invest with a party who has similar interest in maintaining the property and experiencing its potential appreciation, while not being subject to responsibilities and liabilities of being a landlord. And for the home buyer or home owner, you can access funds that can enable more affordable and sustainable home ownership. www.primarq.com
Reported directly to Chairman of Taher Investments Group & worked alongside Managing Partner of Taher Investments Group for The Americas. Provided research & contributed to feasibility studies for planned developments around the globe. Projects vary by industry sector to include Hospitality, Urban Planning, Campus Planning, Transportation, and Healthcare, amongst others. Geographies included Asia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and The Middle East, as well as a number of conflict zones. Directly solicited and oversaw RFQ/RFP processes & selection for Master Planning, Architectural & Interior Design, Engineering, Procurement, and other Consultant Services. Assisted in negotiating & overseeing Operator relationships with various branded Hospitality & Management Groups for individual projects. Provided brand, marketing, & business development recommendations and market synopses for projects on behalf of Taher Investments Group and other investment partners.
High-profile leadership position (one of only 2 VPs) managing all territories within organization. Scope of responsibility was diverse and included: market research, strategic development, recruiting, brand analysis & corporate positioning, client acquisition, and partnership development. Tasked with restructuring business model from function-based silos to studio-based environment and from predominantly government business to healthier commercial-government business mix. Challenged to drastically improve corporate image, generate diversified revenue, create a sustainable sales model, and improve profit growth. Substantially improved corporate image with new Brand, Logo, Website, and Outreach & Communications programs. Created high-impact, high-yield programs and conceived, wrote, and launched new Corporate Mission, Vision, & Core Values that significantly boosted company morale, positively altered workplace behaviors, and improved performance and communication. Directed firm-wide community and organization-based involvement that led to a more team-based, enterprise-focused, and externally oriented corporate culture. Fundamentally improved workplace strategy and working environment in multiple locations; led a successful relocation from Arlington, VA to Washington, DC; envisioned and created a State-of-the-Art showroom; and spearheaded several major sales, HR, social media, and sustainability-related initiatives. Developed solutions-based, relationship-driven strategies; directly managed marketing & business development team, and indirectly managed sales team, resulting in fresh approach to doing business.
Personally recruited by, and reported directly to, company Chairman/Chief Investment Officer to advise on strategic development plans for a 5-Star, secure Marriot Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan (adjacent to US Embassy); challenged with writing and assessing RFQ/RFP for architectural services and architectural/interior design firm selection; continue to advise/consult with the Company on multiple major resorts to this day. Negotiated with 3 firms after analyzing multiple bids, and assisted in architectural selection to provide interior design project services on major, OPIC-backed, international project and participated in team-wide kick-off meeting abroad. Led relationship-development meetings that resulted in architectural selection for hospitality projects in Amman, Jordan and Bucharest, Romania.
High-level, externally oriented position leading multiple project teams strategies to win business. Created & led all business development and marketing efforts. Drove sales and generated project-based revenue growth by successfully initiating, building, and nurturing relationships and developing business through partner-driven channels. Planned and executed major events and marketing campaigns. Challenged with establishing new direct sales channels and developing a focused marketing/business development strategy for an unknown business entity in a difficult economic environment. Initiated & Cemented co-op funding agreements with manufacturing partners to significantly increase company and partner brands to architectural & design community. Created an interactive, unique industry website. Conceived, developed, and implemented online advertising/graphic design and marketing campaigns and events that proved highly successful in driving sales & market penetration (exceptional Return-On-Investment). Identified, pursued, and closed multiple lucrative, high profile commercial and government business opportunities and targeted and developed relationships with key decision makers and influencers. Captured new business and increased revenue from $3 million to nearly $15 million in 30 months. Firm's employee base grew by 220% (5 employees in March 2007 to 16 employees in September 2009) during tenure.
Founded and managed a DC-based corporation, offering high-end, cultural visits to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for groups, of a diverse variety, from the U.S. market. Sponsored Petra: Lost City of Stone in 2005, one of the most visited Special Exhibits in North America.
On DC Energy Team, Analyst Position. Left to start entrepreneurial venture.
Healthcare Summer Analyst.
Equity Derivatives Hedgefund Sales Desk
Ladies America is the premier young women's professional networking group in the United States. Originally founded in the nation's capital, the group is expanding rapidly to now include a presence in cities across the country, including in the states of Texas, New York, California, Illinois, and Georgia. Ladies America is dedicated to helping women advance personally and professionally and follows the motto of "Women Helping Women." These savvy, professional women are connected to one another and their community through information sharing and monthly events, such as dinners, brunches, speaker events, charity events, summits, conferences, and panels. The goal of Ladies America is to attract extraordinary women who have a real desire to succeed and also be part of their community.
Internet Securities is an investment bank, online brokerage, and registered investment adviser. Internet Securities provides investment banking services to companies which participate in high growth market segments within the communications technology, internet, biotechnology, energy & water, software, and real estate industries. Internet Securities' online brokerage and registered investment advisor divisions serve individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations. We have a large & expanding investment network of venture capital investors, strategic corporate investors, and accredited angel investors which are actively engaged in investing in private & public technology companies. Internet Securities is a registered Member FINRA/SIPC.
Promote Skyfold Custom Powerlift Partitions as the operable wall system of choice amongst Commercial Real Estate Professionals in Architecture & Design, Construction, and Project Management. Act as a resource in specifications and solutions-driven approach to operable wall design. Liaise with distribution partner, Modern Door, on all District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia installations and provide clients and partners in the A&D Community with ultimate project delivery and service along the way. Liaise with Skyfold distribution partners across the United States and internationally to ensure seamless project delivery & the same, excellent, level of service is provided for all projects whose specifications come from the District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia architecture & design community. Skyfold Custom Powerlift Partitions are world leaders in operable wall systems because of their state-of-the-art automatic design, ease of use and the available customization to suit all of your specific needs. Skyfold Custom Powerlift Partitions are the only automatic operable walls in the world that offer high acoustical ratings and fold vertically into the ceiling without manual intervention. Skyfold Custom Powerlift partitions are completely automatic, clad with flat and rigid Lamcel panels. Skyfold Custom Powerlift Partitions move effortlessly and quietly with a simple turnkey operation. Skyfold partitions are stored in the ceiling pocket overhead so they do not require any floor space for storage. This means no storage pockets, no unsightly panels hanging by the side of the fixed walls. Rooms can be reconfigured in minutes! No manual intervention is ever needed, virtually eliminating wear and tear on the acoustical seals. Skyfold... your operable wall system of choice.
A Strategic Development Consulting Firm: Our Focus is the Alignment of Brand, Talent, and Business Development Objectives & Practices to Ignite Growth.