Leader, entrepreneur, retailer and digital/mobile media executive with successful experience starting and running a venture-funded company, as well as experience in leading global digital functions at multi-national larger companies; including at a Bill-Gates owned eCommerce company with hundreds of millions in revenues, and Starbucks, a Fortune 250 public company.
Board-level and strategic planning involvement and/or interaction at all three companies, including being Chairman at PlayNetwork, interacting directly with Bill Gates (sole member of the Corbis board) as part of my E-Team position at Corbis, and being a member of the Starbucks Senior Leadership Team involves directly presenting to and interacting with the board. And most recently, joining the board of directors of the Neiman Marcus Group.
Experienced with large scale, global purview and initiatives at all three companies, most recently including global digital scope at Starbucks for web, mobile, social, e-commerce, Starbucks card, loyalty and data-driven CRM marketing, Wi-Fi, digital entertainment, and global consumer-facing digital roadmap including IT prioritization and user experience design and interface. Leadership of these areas includes P&L, operational and strategic oversight.