professional bio


    talent executive for frontier industries

    I build teams that make the future better than today.​

    Our world is becoming increasingly complex and turbulent, while simultaneously bursting with opportunity.


    We have what we need to create a society that works for everyone, if we can summon the focus required to do so.


    We can meet our full potential.


    I support projects, ventures, public policies, and political candidates that work in service of that goal.



    Talent is my craft

    I love building incredible teams and seeing them perform to their highest potential


    talent strategy, executive search, culture design, hiring process design, modern hiring tools, & team performance.


    SVP People | Feb 2017 - Present

    We're society's first R&D lab dedicated to inventing bold new companies, policies, and concepts to improve quality of life in the United States.


    Interested? Consider joining us.

    Hillary for America

    Director of Talent Acquisition & Development | 2015 - 2016

    I oversaw the recruiting & professional development operations for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The $1B campaign operation would come to include over 4,500 staffers, at HQ in Brooklyn and in 500+ offices across the country. We had a particular focus on hiring a diverse workforce, and we were successful in creating the most diverse campaign team in history.


    In the end, we were not successful in delivering Hillary Clinton to the White House. Though the consequences of the 2016 election will be felt for years to come, we can all work to forge a future for our country that is vibrant, optimistic, and inclusive.

    Cofounder & CEO | 2011 - 2015

    I cofounded ReWork in 2011 to make it easier for talented people to build careers worth having while working on society's most pressing challenges. Since its founding, ReWork has supported tens of thousands of talented professionals with career design and job transitions, and has helped hundreds of mission-driven hiring managers find the right person to join their team.


    ReWork was acquired by Koya Leadership Partners in 2017.

    Career Experimentation

    Projects & Adventures | 2008 - 2010

    I spent the years after graduating college doing a wide range of work projects and activities, as I searched for what type of work I found to be meaningful. During these years I wrote business plans and did research projects for new ventures, secured $1.5M in grant funding for a few nonprofits, installed rain barrels and residential energy efficiency upgrades, did construction work, led backcountry trail crews in US National Parks and ecotourism trips in Latin America, peddled fudge at a CostCo in Florida, produced a coupon book featuring socially conscious companies in Pittsburgh, and worked with a friend to start a moving company.