I'm a Product Manager at a FinTech startup and recent MBA grad from Duke and studied Economics at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Prior to business school, I was a technology strategy consultant with EY and helped banks with their most pressing digital transformation challenges.
I love behavioral economics, collaborating in team environments, and bringing ideas to life. I'm a wannabe rockstar, coffee fanatic, aspiring photographer, fitness nut, world traveler with my amazing wife Kathryn, and lover of the great outdoors.
Spreedly is a payments orchestration platform that enables fast-growing Ecommerce merchants and platforms to grow and expand into new markets. Spreedly is a FinTech Startup located in Durham, NC.
As a Product Manager for the Orchestration Platform, I'm focused on building a new offering that leverages data to make better payment routing decisions, effectively boosting revenue and avoiding system outages.
Fuqua has pushed me to grow immensely over two years. In leading the Design & Innovation Club, I've strengthened my creative muscles and have discovered a new-found obsession with design. I've expanded my comfort zone by participating in a theater improv group, performing music in front of hundreds of classmates, and living abroad in Barcelona - fully immersing myself in the language and culture.
Fuqua has enabled me to pursue my love of learning alongside inspiring peers. I've summarized my experiences at business school in my recent 15 Minute MBA (coming soon!) post.
I worked on Amazon WorkSpaces, a virtual desktop SaaS product. Workspaces is used to provision Windows or Linux desktops and can quickly scale to thousands of workers in a way that is affordable and secure.
I spent my summer researching a new user segment, crafting use cases, and designing the user experience and technical architecture for a new product offering. I also developed a proof of concept that the sales team used to pursue a new partnership. The market opportunity was evaluated to be at ~$120m.
Served in a variety of digital transformation projects in strategy and operations focused roles at banks and FinTechs (such as CitiBank and Bank of America).
As a senior consultant, I created a marketing strategy aimed at growing mobile app userbase, prioritized innovative features (like Chatbots and FaceID) based on customer value, managed the project profit and loss statements, and presented findings and solutions in front of executives.
Worked in product manager and business analyst roles, built a cloud-based mortgage platform that would process over $2.4 trillion of securities.
I spent my time writing user stories for software engineering teams, gleaning insights from data, and gathering business requirements and translating them into technical specs. The projects I worked on as a technology consultant were more hands-on and focused on implementation.
It's no surprise to me that VT is consistently ranked top 10 for happiest students and best quality of life. In college, not only did I discover my passion for Economics, but I also explored by taking classes in creative writing, computer science, and my personal favorite - Geography of Wine.
I will forever cherish the time I spent in Blacksburg. Let's Go Hokies!
Idea Fund Partners is a venture capital fund focused on early-stage technology startups and believes that good companies can come from anywhere. As a venture fellow, I evaluated new deals and conducted outreach to startup incubators and accelerators in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area.
Crafted and presented Azure strategy to gain market share and drive adoption by attracting data scientists via Kaggle, growing software developer base by sponsoring college hack-a-thons, and targeting the travel/retail industry and offline sales channels. We pitched our idea to marketing executives and the inventor of the HoloLense. You can view our final presentation here and watch a video that highlights our experiences in the final round.
Empowered middle school children (ages 10-13) in an after-school STEM program. Led interactive science experiments, build-a-thons, and coding in Minecraft and Scratch. I also oversaw recruitment and training for 25 new volunteer teachers and led fundraising events with corporate sponsors.
Life Asset is a non-profit that provides micro-loans to underrepresented entrepreneurs (40% of recipients are single mothers). Our pro-bono consulting team proposed a new volunteer recruitment model aimed to attract business coaches in the DC community. Our final recommendation can be found here.
Mobile app project to enhance college sports gameday through coordinating tailgates & social experiences and rewarding loyal fans. Won VT startup incubator competition and awarded a grant to purchase location-based beacons. Pitch for Gameday can be found here.
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