Bio

I currently work for Jenzabar, the fastest growing ERP software company in the higher education market (and kicking Oracle’s butt). I lead Jenzabar’s strategic initiatives including corporate strategy and planning, with a little M&A work on the side.

Other side projects include being a founding partner at North Sea Ventures and advising to Vodia Ventures, a seed capital fund.

Prior to joining Jenzabar, I was doing the mega commute between Boston and DC to be the head of marketing and sales at CMDI. There I oversaw business development that resulted in 160% sales growth placing CMDI on the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing companies in 2013. CMDI’s flagship SaaS product managed over $2.02 billion in transactions during my tenure.

logo-fundly-3Before joining CMDI, I founded Fundly, the largest social fundraising company on the interwebs. We raised $7.8 million in venture capital and setup shop in Palo Alto. Fundly has empowered its hundreds of thousands of users to raise more than $325,000,000… and counting.

cropped-eni_logo_31.pngThe concepts and technology that were used to found Fundly (originally called BlueSwarm) were originally conceived while my application development firm, eNilsson International, was working with Mitt Romney (’08 & ’12) and John McCain (’08). While working with these 2 presidential candidates, I delivered technology that helped them consistently break fundraising records.

My technology innovations during the 2008 election cycle, received 2 Polly Awards and 2 Reed Awards. I received a 3rd Polly for my work in the 2010 elections where 125 campaigns utilized my products and services.

Other achievements include:

  • ElephantCalendar - SmartMoney gadget of the monthCreating a SaaS logistics platform that coordinated 34,175 events for the RNC, Romney for President, and McCain for President.
  • Developing an association membership management SaaS platform that managed $200M in transactions.
  • Building and bringing to market ElephantCalendar, a paper-based computing platform that was recognized as a SmartMoney Magazine “Gadget of the Month.”
  • Developing a geo-mapping UX to aggregate 30 million species-level records to study the disbursement and movement of all sea life.

No bio page would be complete without a list of personal interests. At this very moment, these are a few things I enjoy besides work:

  • startups and the science behind them,
  • history of cholera in Victorian London (I am fascinated by the issues surrounding the providing of clean water to everyone on the planet),
  • the neuroscience behind human productivity,
  • soccer (where I play & who I support),
  • paragliding,
  • skiing,
  • whitewater kayaking, and
  • renovating my 200 year old New England farm house & barn.

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