My passions center around three themes: being the best person I can be, helping those around me achieve their dreams, and creating a positive impact on the world (more on that here). More specifically, I enjoy:
- Meeting new people: I learn the most when I get the chance to engage with passionate, smart people and learn from their experiences. I’m pretty much always open to grabbing a coffee and trading thoughts, which hopefully leads to…
- Building relationships: I believe that life is largely defined by the quality of people we surround ourselves with and the depth of the bonds between us. I value the opportunity to really get to know other people and help them achieve their goals.
- Giving back: I enjoy providing mentorship and using my skills to help others, both in the entrepreneurship realm and more generally. I sit on the Advisory Committee for Global Minimum, and am a mentor for 100 Black Men of Chicago.
- Reading: I finish anywhere between 30-50 books per year, cycling between fiction and non-fiction, ranging from Russian Literature (big Dostoyevesky and Tolstoy fan) to the latest tech history book (Everything Store, Zero to One, etc.) and everything in between.
- Thinking about the future: Technology is enabling massive changes in every part of our lives, and I like to engage with others that are trying to grapple with what these changes imply, both from a business and societal perspective.
- Lifting weights: I’m a washed up collegiate athlete (Hammer Thrower), but the love of the iron never left me, so I try to spend a few hours a week in the gym.
I currently work at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, where I get the pleasure of learning from entrepreneurs and doing what I can to support them in creating something valuable and meaningful. Prior to PGVC, I worked at Bain & Co, a management consulting firm serving Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, with short stints at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Incubator in Accra, Ghana and the Anzisha Prize at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.
If you’d like to connect, feel free to drop me a line on Twitter – looking forward to hearing from you!