I supercharge businesses by unlocking hidden value. I am an entrepreneur, business developer, investor and strategist. My life has been a whirlwind professional journey, starting when I was 11 years old. As the child of a single mom, I had a natural draw towards entrepreneurship to help our family. Between juggling babysitting work, door to door sales and helping everyone I met who needed a hand, it would be fair to say that I was blessed with learning the value of supportive relationships very early on in life – the more you give the more fun you will have. As a tech exec, board member, and professional speaker, I am constantly encouraging people to get more out of themselves and reach their full potential. All the while I have closed a few hundred million dollars in fundraising, products and services to some of the world’s largest enterprises. I am also privileged to serve as a board member for some ground-breaking tech companies like Software Automation (sewing machine robots), Optios.com (helping the world’s most elite performers unlock their brain’s exponential capacity using proprietary neuroscience technology), Steady and advertising school Miami Ad School. I am proud of the collaborative work with brilliant caring people that I am privileged to spend time with every day as we harness our human energy towards making a positive impact on the world. Previously, I served as the co-founder and CEO of IdeaString, delivering the world’s first social innovation and collaboration SaaS platform to reduce costs and optimize business processes. Our customers included GE, Coca-Cola, and The Home Depot, and we sold the platform to GE in 2015. I was a co-founder and Publisher of PINK Magazine, launching in June 2005 to wide acclaim and 1 million readers. An editorial from Forbes described it as “Fortune meets Oprah.” Every year our sold-out events across the nation featured America’s most influential women in business on panels which I moderated. I sold PINK in 2010. I was also a co-founder of ZapMedia and InfoGraphix, two Atlanta-based tech companies that transformed the digital large-format on-demand printing industry by delivering a high volume RIPs and garnered 80% market share globally. I love massively enhancing big ideas with new perspectives, strategic thinking and the right connections to deliver outsized value.