Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me!
Former Actuary turned Serial Entrepreneur with success in Online Merchandising, E-Commerce and Online Marketplaces, Brick & Mortar operations, and Real Estate Investment & other securities
Firm believer in the power of mentorship and giving back. People have helped me along the way, and now I feel it is my turn to pass the baton
A more personal look:
After graduating with degrees in Mathematics, Finance and Risk Management, and Entrepreneurial Management I started out on the corporate track as an Actuary for one of the nation’s largest insurers. I had always had several “side-hustles” going on, but thought that taking a corporate job would be the safe route, and that I could continue working on the entrepreneurial stuff on the side.
Fast forward many years and I found myself climbing the corporate ladder, but constantly searching for more. I was great at my job, but I was not enjoying going to it every day. I started to notice that my real happiness was coming from the work that I was doing with my side projects, for it was with them that I had not only the skill set, but more importantly the passion.
After one long, deeply introspective talk with a close mentor of mine, I finally saw what I needed to do. I left the corporate grind to focus on my passion as an entrepreneur. I am now an owner in four different companies, and am making much more money than I had been in corporate america. Much more importantly though, I am waking up excited to go to work everyday and I truly do feel fulfilled.
The fun stuff:
Family man: I’ve been blessed by having an amazing family, and value them and the time I get to spend with them above anything else.
Travel & Culture connoisseur: Love exploring new places, learning about new people and appreciating different ways of life. Last country lived in: Japan, Next on the list: Italy
Big time professional amateur guitarist: Finally picked one up 2 years ago after a lifetime of wishing to be able to play. One of the best and most fun things I have ever done
Other Hats: Armchair philosopher, avid fan of baseball, lover of board games and world-class nerd
One last note:
I really don’t know that I would be where I am today, had it not been for several different mentors I’ve had throughout my life. A big part of why I am here on Udemy is to try and help people out just like my mentors did for me. Be it professional or course-related questions, to personal or familial issues, as an Instructors I will be here for you in any way that I can be.