These days I'm working independently on climate change; mostly investing, granting, and advising. I've found I'm most impactful when working with very early, high-climate-impact organizations that don't yet have traction because I can act quickly with conviction, but also to spend time going deep. This site is a place for me to clarify and record my own thinking.
Early in my career I was a software engineer who delivered large ed-tech projects. Later I was CEO and cofounder of Mortar Data where I raised venture capital, grew the company, and then sold it to Datadog
. I've started several large departments from scratch (Content Marketing, Internal Analytics, and Technical Recruiting). I've been responsible for recruiting 800 engineers a year, and managed divisions of more than 100 people. I loved all this work.
The first thing most people notice about me is that I'm very tall. If we talked a while you might also find out that I grew up in California but now live in New York. I studied architecture but got a degree in Computer Science. I'm a proud father and husband. I'll choose cooking over watching shows 9 times out of 10.