President | CEO
Jun 2019 - Present (2 years 1 month)
Role: Lead and develop US-based production, products as well as current and next-generation executive teams.
Founder | Chief Design Officer
Nov 2018 - Present (2 years 8 months)
Role: Financier, Founder and Chief Design Officer for validated DTC golf brand. Including hard lines, soft-goods, accessories, apparel and connected technologies.
Brand Ambassador | Innovation & Industrial Design
Jun 2013 - Dec 2019 (6 years 6 months)
Role: Brand and product representation for over 7 years, which began with sponsorship for the 2nd season of Everyday Edisons and continued as an executive and start-up leader. The position included product testing, portfolio usage, speaking engagements, collaborative business consulting, and industrial board critiques for new products and features.
Founder | President
Jan 2016 - Jun 2019 (3 years 5 months)
Role: Founder, Lead Corporate Innovation, and Branded Product Launch Consultant.
Accomplishments: Connecting a scattered supply chain for Global Brands and those looking to re-shore. Velociti also consulted with OEM manufacturers looking to fill capacity with private label and proprietary collections in down cycles between their primary business.
Senior Vice President | Design & Marketing
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015 (2 years 6 months)
Role: As SVP I had the opportunity to polish Providence into its third generation of products, long-term distributive ventures, acquisitions, and positioned brands. Including opening vendor numbers with Walmart and the creation and launch of the Provonic® Label, an infused textile innovation for the branded collection.
Partner | Senior Vice President Design & Marketing
Dec 2011 - May 2013 (1 year 5 months)
Role: During our second round of private equity investment in Edison Nation and the growth of both our internal design and engineering teams, I moved from Vice President of Design to Senior Vice President of Design & Marketing to better service our outside innovation clients, while creating a holistic product design language for future products in development from initial concepts to marketed launch execution.
Jun 2007 - May 2013 (5 years 11 months)
Role: First the development of new product case studies and vetting processes to validate inventor as well as innovation to communalization cycle for business model and future investors. Then over a 5-year period lead the industrial-product design group through the post vetted research, concept and product design for the development of over 200 products from the 200,000 plus submitted in the first 2.5 years of the social and crowdsourced innovation website for inventors.
Apr 2005 - May 2013 (8 years 1 month)
Role: Lead Industrial Designer (on-Air) for Emmy Award-Winning Educational Television Series on Invention, Product Development, and Commercialization for five seasons.
Partner | Vice President Industrial Design
Dec 2006 - May 2011 (4 years 5 months)
Role: As our services and client base grew at Enventys my leadership and product development prowess gave me the opportunity to become a formal equity partner and form a dedicated internal product design group that concentrated in the research, conceptualization, design and innovation development for our client’s contracted services. We were the first group to engage and execute our client’s requests for new ideas and interpret this into a conceptual and consumer-targeted embodiment.
Director of Industrial Design
Dec 2002 - Jan 2005 (2 years 1 month)
Role: Direction and execution of service related to the ideation, orthographic refinement and computer-generated product design language of client requested new products, innovation and retail collections.