As the CEO and founder of Matter, I help founders and senior executives build and lead cultures of experimentation through:
1) One-on-one executive coaching
2) Innovation-focused consulting projects
3) Speaking engagements, workshops, and custom-designed bootcamps/off-sites on innovation, strategy, and venture design.
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Clients have included Google, The New York Times, and The Associated Press and over a hundred founders of early-stage companies. I also currently run the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University.
In addition to the work I do with leaders, I also manage an investment portfolio of 73 early-stage media companies across Matter Ventures' two early-stage venture capital funds. From 2012 to 2018, I built and ran Matter as an SF & NYC-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm that supported both early-stage media entrepreneurs and senior executives at mission-aligned media institutions.
Prior to Matter, I built Runway, a pre-team, pre-idea incubator for entrepreneurs at Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. I also taught design thinking innovation at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, also known as “the d.school.”
I began my career in journalism and film production, managing the production of 17 films for the PBS/WGBH series FRONTLINE for films that won an Emmy and a duPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award. I also earned an MBA at Stanford, was a Kauffman Fellow, and was a Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.