Leading the company’s operating business and overseeing client strategy, research, sales, and marketing.
Guiding our team, company vision and financial success. Managing Navigate’s largest client relationships — working to ensure the successful use of our research in achieving objectives.
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
College: George Washington; Northwestern University
Fun Facts: I can wiggle my ears upon request. I proposed to my wife at Torres del Paine in Patagonia. I have two young kids and an escalating coffee problem.
Hobby: I have a lot of aspirational hobbies that seem to lose out to work and family…does watching too much European soccer count?
How did you expect your life to be different today?
Throughout my adolescence, the most exciting moment of my week happened on Wednesday afternoons, when I would step off the school bus and head straight to the mailbox. I could not wait to see who was on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, and I could not wait to devour the entire issue, concluding with Rick Reilly’s column on the back page. For years, I expected to eventually be writing that column. It’s why I studied journalism in college and why I pursued a career as a sports writer for 5 years. Alas, that’s how long it took to realize that 1) the newspaper and magazine industry was not exactly thriving anymore, and 2) I was not exactly Rick Reilly. At that point, I went back to school, found Navigate…and things worked out pretty well.