Began career as a Series 7 licensed representative leading Chase Manhattan Bank's Personal Banking division for highest sales in New York City, then went on to join the #1 ranked ABN Amro Asia equity research team in Taiwan. Received MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and lead the winning team in the Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge. Joined Daruma Capital Management after Booth, as an analyst for a top-quintile performing, concentrated US small-cap value portfolio with $1 billion in assets. Started Menadena in 2006 as a business consultancy, with early projects including an investment fund in Berlin, Germany, and Fuel Bio, the largest biodiesel manufacturer on the East Coast.
Started working as a professional actor in 2009, and won the New Hampshire Film Festival Performance of the Year award for short film Anywhere But Here (2011). Published my first novel The Last Generation, a young adult historical epic about the Inuit and the Greenland Norse, and a best-seller on Amazon (2014).
Awards and Honors
Amazon Kindle Young Adult Historical Fiction, #1
Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge, 1st Place
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Internship
Institutional Investor, #1 Taiwan Research Team
The Lila and DeWitt Wallace Award in Writing
Monadnock International Film Festival, Treasurer
New Hampshire Film Festival, Best NH Performance
New Hampshire Film Festival, Competition judge