Areas of Expertise:
Blue Technology* Blue Economy* Ocean Data/Analytics* Business Development* Strategic Partnerships* Strategy* Sales* Consulting/Advising* Operations* Emerging Tech* AI/ ML/IOT/Cloud/Edge Computing* Impact Investing* Start Up Funding
Wallingford, CT XPRIZE Semi-Finalist March 2017 To Present
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Consultant, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Designs, produces and services open-platform autonomous underwater vehicles for national defense, commercial customers and research/academic institutions. The MOD-2 Coastal Glider is powered by a patented buoyancy engine uniquely capable in coastal environments where currents and salinity barriers inhibit other vehicles. Speed, payload capacity and patented retrieval technology are additional unique features. Clients include the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
NYMIC (New York Maritime Innovation Center), New Jersey Tech United, Ocean Exchange and Stone Soup Leadership Institute.
NASEM's (National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) U.S. National Committee to the united Nations Decade of Ocean Science and Sustainable Development
UNDOS' (United Nations Decade of Ocean Science) Artic Ocean Action Plan Working Group.
Consultant/Advisor & virtual CxO for the Blue Economy, Blue Technology, Ocean Data and Analytics
Specialists: Sales/Business Development/Partnerships/Operations; Mentor for Entrepreneurs & innovators
A holistic, pragmatic and visionary approach to developing forward thinking strategies for the diverse Oceans Community (Universities, Research Institutions, Government Agencies, National Defense, Industry, Technology, Finance/Insurance, Foundations NGO's, Associations, Local/Regional Planning Boards) to accelerate the growth of the Blue Economy/Tech globally.
Strategic relationships with the following verticals:
A.) Tech companies 5G, AI, ML, IOT, Block Chain, Cloud/Edge Computing, Data/Analytics, Mapping/Acoustics & AR/VR.
B.) Investors Angels, VC/PE, Mutual/Pension/Hedge Funds & Foundations developing Asset Classes, Bonds, Public/Private Partnerships (P3's), Impact Investments and exclusive economic zones.
C.) Industry Ports, Shipping/Cruise line, Energy, Fisheries/Aquaculture, Deep-sea mineral mining, Medical Research, Communications, Weather Forecasting, Geo-Location & Aqua Tourism.
D.) Government Agencies Defense, Commerce/NOAA, Energy, Interior, EPA and NSF.
E.) Legislative Offices Local/Regional Planning Boards, State Offices, Congress/Senate & select Committees/Caucuses
F.) Research Institutions WHOI, Scripps, MBARI, JHAPL and National Geographic.
G.) Universities URI, UNH, MIT, Florida, Duke, UTAM, Southern Miss, Rutgers, Stevens, SUNY, UCSD, Columbia & U of DE
H.) Foundations Vulcan, Schmidt, Moore, Walton, Packard and Hewitt
I.) Non Government Organizations (NGO's) UN, EU, NATO, World Bank/IFC, WWF and NRDF.
J.) Trade Associations COL, TMA, MTS, WOC, IOSTIA, NYMIC, Tech United, Littoral Society, MARCO, NROC and CES.
Designs and manufacturers energy harvesting solutions that generate electricity from naturally occurring temperature differences in ocean water for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's), Ocean Floats/Profilers, Platforms and Sensors in support of ocean research, national defense and commercial industries.
NEWPORT, RI & PLYMOUTH, MA JANUARY 2021 TO PRESENT
Ocean Cluster and Blue Economy/Blue Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab
Co-Founder, Strategy, Business Development, Partnerships and Policy
On May 8, 2018, I was asked to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Transportation & Infrastructure in D.C. on the use of Blue Technology to improve Efficiency, Performance, Duration, & Cost for the Coast Guard. That testimony was part of HR 6206 (Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act), which passed the 115th Congress in June 2018. HR 6206 was included in The Save Our Seas Act of 2018 signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on October 11, 2018.
I have presented on Blue Technology, the Blue Economy and Ocean Data and Analytics at: The Consortium for Ocean Leadership in D.C., New Jersey's Tech Council on Climate Change Forum at Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, The UN's Ocean Data Challenge in NYC, The Maritime Alliance Blue Tech Week in San Diego, the World Ocean Council's Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada & G-STIC's (Global Scientific, Technology Innovation Conference) in Brussels, Belgium.
Mediasight, Inc. - NEW YORK, NY FEBRUARY 2011 TO FEBRUARY 2017
Lead strategic direction of the organization, established US operations, developed sales promotions and dealer volume discounts, identified new business opportunities through strategic global channel partnerships with distributors, integrators and OEMs. I integrated new technologies (QR Codes, RFID, NFC) to advance business development and revenue milestones.
Developed social media site and generated the necessary financing for the company. Established business models for the advertising, sales, and content acquisition departments. Negotiated and executed contracts with advertising networks, publishers, and distribution partners to orchestrate a distributive media network through strategic partners and affiliates.
Content acquisition and Development
Created the company's business development strategy with labels, publishers, studios, networks & video game developers.
● Renegotiated all licensing agreements with more favorable terms, territories & distribution platforms; contracted with UMG & WMG to participate in the companies Open Media Exchange, a hosted model solution and precursor to cloud computing.
● Served on Executive Team during sale of Muze to Macrovision. Then sold to TiVo and most recently ROVI.
Executed contracts for global licensing to more than 150 carriers in 85 countries around the world.
● Played key role in securing a $10M pre-IPO investment and in taking the company public on AIM (UK) in February 2006.
● Generated more than 75% of the company's global revenue, boosted sales by more than 200% in less than nine months.
of consulting firm that serviced entertainment organizations. Notable projects and achievements include:
● Cover 2 Sports Marketing Group (ABC/EXPN Radio) & Pop Sustainability: Programming/Partnerships (UN/NGO's).
Expanded show's to 25M households in 253 markets and sold additional programming to USA Network and Cablevision.
● Helped take the company public on NASDAQ, Managed $5M in production budgets and $6M in corporate sponsorship.
● Executive produced Paul McCartney at the Cavern Club show that won MSN & Yahoo's Webcast of the Year Award in 1999.