What I believe in
I’m passionate about helping teams operationalize innovation and creativity with their most pressing challenges. With 10+ years of experience in the startup and small business space, I’ve learned the do’s and don’ts of building and launching new products.
I believe that building a product must be a team effort that involves the entire team to listen carefully to their customers and understand the root cause of their problems. Having led both marketing (Head of Marketing, Actionable) and sales (Director of Sales, Box of Crayons) functions in my career, I bring a unique blend of sales-marketing-product experience which keeps me focused on how products can drive growth.
With uncertainty and complexity being the keywords in today’s business environment, having a process to test and launch new products with real customers is crucial. Using some of the best tools available from the design thinking space, I’m excited to help your business build products your customers – and investors – will love.
Where I come from
I have a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. I’ve continued my education at Juno College of Technology for a web development program (HTML & CSS) and graduated from Seth Godin’s altMBA in 2019.
Away from work, I host a podcast called The Ikigai Project where I interview interesting people about what drives their purpose in life. I’m often found punishing – I mean pushing! – myself at my CrossFit classes.
Fun fact about me
I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan – home of the Kobe beef! I speak fluent Japanese and have a certificate in intermediate-level Spanish from Queen’s University.