I'm a startup entrepreneur, mentor, investor, blogger, and speaker. My passion lies in collaborating with smart, passionate people, discovering new innovative business models and using technology to enhance global collaboration.
You may have seen or read about me or my startups on TechCrunch, Venture Beat, This Week in Startups, The Globe and Mail magazine, TechVibes, the Washington Post, or several other popular blogs and publications.
I blog and frequently speak about innovation at work, entrepreneurship & web startups, social engagement, collaboration, and community development.
Over the last six years, as founder of Mercury Grove, I have provided strategic consulting to senior executives at Tempur-Pedic, Proctor & Gamble, Western Southern, Applebee's, The Coleman Company and several smaller, innovative companies.
In 2010 I was recognized as "Top 40 Under 40" and won a regional "Bootstrap Award" in Ottawa, Canada, where I work and live. In "past lives" I've won a global innovation award at Lexmark International, was President of the Student Union at the University of Ottawa, and was chosen to represent Canada in an international youth summit.
My current projects include MercuryGrove.com, StartupPlays.com, and Accel.io. I'm an investor and advisor to Healthwave.co, Openera.com, VeganCuts.com, and Ideavibes.com.
Specialties: Collaboration, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Web Strategy, Web Software development, Social Networks, E-Commerce, Social Media