Former CEO and Serial Entrepreneur with Diverse Consulting Experience


Master of Science (M.S.) Chemical Engineering from University of Connecticut
Jan 2004 – Jan 2006
Focus: Chemical Engineering / Pharmaceutics

B.S. Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jan 2000 – Jan 2004
Activities: Member of Basketball and Fellowship of Christian Athlete

Work Experience

CEO at Spark Labs
Jan 2012 – present | Minnesota

As a consultant for start-up, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies I provide a variety of options to my clients. -Business Consulting -Corporate Strategy -Merger & Acquisition Strategy and Targeting -Innovation Development -Software and App Development -Marketing & Branding Development -Ecommerce Strategy -Growth Hacking Execution -Financing and Investment -Ideation, Brainstorming, and Product Development

Director R&D at Ecolab
Jun 2007 – Aug 2012 | Minnesota

Directed entire R&D division contributing $700M in sales for North American Business, including $60M in incremental revenue in 2011. My responsibilities included product development and enhancement for all cleaning products such as hand care, floor care, and hard surface cleaners. In my role, I effectively managed product portfolios, capital and expense budgets, external vendor communications, contracts and supply agreements, product design and voice of customer requirements. While managing 7 direct reports and cross-functional project teams up to 15 people, I utilized a stage gated execute several development projects resulting in the launch of 6 new innovations since 2010.

Scientist / Project Manager at Pfizer
Jun 2004 – Jun 2007 | New York / Connecticut

Lead scientist for over 10 liquid, injectable, and transdermal projects managing Phase I-III clinical trials, stability studies, and prepared IND & NDA documentation for FDA review. Managed 2 scientists and while becoming an expert in lyophilization and technology transfer, developing several optimized lyophilization cycles using automated experimentation and mathematical modeling techniques.

About Me

An entrepreneur with a passion for developing innovative products. Serial entrepreneur with proven success in developing companies with successful exits. Broad experience ranging from consumer product goods, software, pharmaceutical, medical device, agriculture, and industrial chemicals.

  • Former Research and Development leader with 8+ years experience in leading R&D activities for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Following Fortune 500 experience, have worked the last 6+ years with start-up projects ranging from sports technology, gaming, dating, travel, and social apps.
  • Experience in healthcare, software / app development, consumer product goods, pharmaceutical, office supplies, and chemical cleaning products.
  • Experience with building and operating a start-up from ground zero to a successful exit with 3 start-up exits in 6 years.


Project Categories

  • Project Management
  • M&A Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Interim Executive
  • Value Creation Strategy
  • Strategic Planning & Transformation
  • Digital & Mobile Strategy
  • Cloud Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Product Management
  • Software Implementation
  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • E-Commerce Strategy


  • Technology
  • Pharma & Biotech
  • Agriculture
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Private Equity

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