I am a simple Aussie boy, born and raised in Sydney who has now been living in my adopted hometown of New York since 2004. I love my cars, rugby league, basketball and my wife and our three little boys. I never say NO to beer or pizza. I am huge fan of technology companies and am passionate about growing cool businesses.
During the day I am a business development and strategy wonk who passionately helps internet companies grow faster.
Back in 2012 I joined the awesome Weebly team, leading strategy, business development and partnerships. There isn't much I didn't do there over the years, it was an amazing ride and we built a tremendous company that helps millions world's entrepreneurs succeed by making online presence, ecommerce and marketing a little easier and more approachable.
We were acquired by Square in 2018 and I now work on the leadership team for Square's eCommerce business, focused on go-to market, sales enablement and still working on partnerships too as we scale our omni-channel solutions for Sellers everywhere.
Previously, I was an executive at ZipList which was successfully sold to Conde Nast. There I worked as COO, owning business development, product development and strategy. We were small team that accomplished a lot. Prior to that I was on the senior team at Register.com which was a private equity owned domain registrar (like GoDaddy) where I lead the reseller channel and also had roles in online marketing and business development. When we sold Register to publicly traded Web.com I joined that team for a while to help the partnerships team.
I don't like to sleep so in 2013 I founded A07 Online Media as a way to invest in small businesses directly. We buy small, niche web businesses that could use some love and we invest to make them realize their full potential. We've grown a lot and we now have a team that helps us continue to grow. It is a passion project and helps me stay on top of all things ecommerce/fintech/media related.
I am also a devoted husband to my wonderful wife Joelle. We met in Europe in 2002 and we haven’t looked back since. We have three little nuggets (Johnny, Jamie and Jesse).
If you want to grab a beer or talk shop (or cars), just message me on LinkedIn.