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How I Started

 

In the summer between 10th and 11th grade I was working as a busboy at a local restaurant. I made $250 a week. After a month of bussing tables, a family friend needed a hand with yard work. It was a pretty big job, weeding, mulching, planting a few small trees. I only had 2 days off of work. I hired a few of my best friends to help with the landscaping project so we could finish in time for me to get back to bussing tables.

 

We finished the job and met my deadline. Completed in 2 days, I paid each of my friends $100 a day for working and I made $500 total. The contrast was huge. Rather than working in a restaurant (which I didn’t particularly enjoy) I was outside, working with friends, getting a tan, and having fun. I had also just made as much money in 2 days as I had made in the previous 2 weeks. I never did go back to work at that restaurant.

 

Over the years I have bootstrapped a company to an exit, stepped in to help turn around a venture backed oil and technology company and launched an 8-figure business named top startups of NYC (by Inc. Magazine).

 

It all started with stepping away from my job as a busboy.

 

Recent Projects

 

Ignitia Office

 

 

$7+ Million in Venture Funding

Named Top Coworking Spaces of NYC

Profitable

Peak Valuation 8 Figures

Now Industrious

 

Marketing & Social Media

 

Restructured Adidas’s Social Media for United States

 

Youtube– 65 million views- 100k subscribers

 

Linkedin– 2 million+ Views per month

 

 

Other Projects

 

Turnaround of Small Oil/Technology company that led to exit. Recruited by VC firm who had invested roughly $40m into the venture

 

Advisor, Board Member, Consultant: Various startups

 

Various commercial and residential real estate projects

 

Cofounded, Built & Sold a small chain of CrossFit gyms

 

Featured in WSJ, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Inc. Etc.

 

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