My Primary Holdings
Growth Partner – The Mother Ship
Growth Partner is a business execution platform utilizing an equity for services model built to support early-stage entrepreneurs. With over 100 best in class brand developers, results-driven digital marketers, and financiers, we support and grow your product or service.
The Growth Partner ethos is nimble, aligned, creative, and unconstrained by convention. Opportunities are everywhere today and avail themselves to the fleet afoot, and those sporting a radical entrepreneurial augmented reality. We embrace change and the optimistic future around each coming bend
Elevated Internet Marketing
Elevated is a San Diego internet marketing firm that is in business with your business, and we don’t succeed unless you do. We are a tight-knit group of experts in digital marketing, paid search, web development, SEO, and Conversion Rate Optimization. While we serve a wide variety of verticals, a majority of our business lies in industries with high regulatory mandates as it relates to marketing. These include Healthcare, Life Sciences, Biotech and financial services.
I serve as Elevated’s Founder and CEO.
Audacity is the only true health and science brand strategy and activation agency. We unleash the “human” in human health in a bold, unconventional way to trigger emotions, provoke responses and build brand supremacy. Audacity. Fearlessly human™. We combine strategy, science, art and technology in a range of transformative digital solutions. We simplify brands to the core. We push innovation to the edge and we connect brands to their markets — to drive revenue.
I serve as the executive chairman.
Soci – Social Media Management Platform
With its proprietary Content Discovery and Recommendation Engine and Instant Insight scoring algorithms, SOCi is helping businesses and digital marketing firms achieve success in social media.
I was an early investor in Soci and also serve as an Advisor to the company.
Home Bay Technologies
Home Bay Technologies Inc. provides consumers a smarter way to buy and sell homes with data-driven intelligence, complete transparency and an on-demand customer experience. Home Bay’s sophisticated platform expedites the transaction with efficient, seamless systems that save consumers and real estate agents time and money.
I was an early investor and serve as an adviser to the company.
Quiverr – Amazon Brand Management
I Co-Founded Quiverr with Ryan Mulvany and Bradley Seipp in 2014 and we quickly rose to a top 50 Amazon seller with hundreds of millions in sales to date. We help enterprise CPG brands drive more revenue, manage and track sellers, manage marketplace branding, product logistics and much more.
In July of 2017, Quiverr was wholly acquired by Advantage Sales & Marketing. It was the largest Amazon Management company acquisition to date. Advantage is the largest CPG product broker to physical stores, with over 100,000 employees throughout the country.
(Acquired May 2015) Spread Effect, is a platform built by a group of internet marketers in San Diego, specializing in one of the most difficult and tedious parts of online marketing – writing and publishing great content. Our unique offering caters to agencies who seek to supplement their marketing efforts with improved on-page and 3rd party content exposure.
Spread Effect was acquired inMay of 2015 by Utah-based Trafficado, LLC.
eVisiblity Digital Marketing
(Acquired by Geary/LSF in June of 2011) I founded eVisibility in 2006 and grew it to a top search engine marketing firm with 30 employees in just 3 years. In 2010, we were Inc Magazine’s 169th fastest growing company, 50 fastest growing company according to San Diego Business Journal. We successfully sold the company to LSF Intertactive, a global Online Agency with over 100 employees in offices in France, Phillidelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.
Buy Online – Niche Commerce
(Acquired by Max Industries 2010) I co-founded Buy Online, Inc. in 2006 which started as 2 vertically targeted websites in the furniture industry. In as little as 3 years, we grew it to 8 websites doing millions in revenue annually. BuyOnline was wholly acquired by our supplier/partner, Max Industries in March of 2011.
Board & Advisory Roles
EvoNexus – Non-Profit Incubator
EvoNexus is Southern California’s leading non-profit startup technology incubator and hub for the startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine. We empower motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies.
I serve as a mentor and angel investor to EvoNexus Portfolio companies.
San Diego Sports Innovators
San Diego Sport Innovators is a business 501(c)(3) not-for-profit development organization focused on establishing San Diego as THE home of the Sport and Active Lifestyle Industry (SAL). SDSI does this through connecting people, executive education, business mentoring and keeping it fun.
I serve as a board member at SDSI.
Motion Venture Fund
The Motion partners bring a diverse set of talents and experience to the fund. From managing successful venture capital investments, to deep expertise in the sports industry, to building successful companies from start up to IPO, and providing investment banking and capital formation advisory services, our team provides a comprehensive set of skills required to build a successful venture fund.
I serve as an advisor to the fund as its investments.