Co-Founder/CEO of BRIDGE Networks & Travelspective. Focused on changing the paradigm of how we consume content. Speaks video fluently.

I wouldn’t have needed $1.75 billion to launch a video streaming platform. But we already know that no one would give me that much money to just start a business…but I digress.

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I have over 15 years experience in media, built video platforms for much less for global clients and Travelspective, and currently building local marketplaces powered by video to help bring our cities into the future of search and e-commerce at BRIDGE. So I’ve been watching closely since the very first announcement of ‘New TV.’

Here is why I knew back in March of 2019 things were not going to go well for Quibi. It was evident in this interview at SXSW, but I’ll break it down. …


Connecting our cities and ushering in the future of local connection, search, and e-commerce.

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During the pandemic, we took to social platforms and sifted through a sea of disinformation to try to figure out what was going on. We found ourselves looking for verified information and wondering what was still open and available in our neighborhoods. Even though we’re technically more connected than ever before, the tools to connect locally and an infrastructure to support cities and communities just don’t exist.

Social focuses on who we already know and follow, but that leaves out everyone else and what’s right around us. Shifting our social graph to a local one opens up the potential for more meaningful connections and impact in our cities. If there’s one thing that the pandemic has done, it has accelerated the future and made us rethink how we will connect to what’s happening around us. …


It must be a call to action to rebuild and reimagine the fourth estate. It’s the only way to save our democracy and restore humanity in America.

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This morning, I woke up feeling angry and heavy hearted like many people after watching the domestic terrorism that was on full display at the Capitol yesterday. We witnessed Trump being broadcast across our country and around the world inciting the same divisive rhetoric and perpetuating lies that we’ve seen since the moment he came down that escalator. …


New video platforms have an opportunity to build more than the ‘Netflix of X’ if we think deeper about content, connection and conversion.

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The democratization of video tools and platforms has enabled creators to produce the never ending sea of content we see across the internet. Couple this with existing libraries, and you’ll see that there isn’t a lack of content. We just need better platforms to access it.

It’s Time to Usher in the Next Wave of Video Platforms

The first platforms have been ‘vessels’ for all this content, but let’s be honest, its become a hot mess. When we search, we get served content from the highest bidder and scroll feeds that have everything from people broadcasting themselves mixed in with content from ‘accredited’ sources. …


And it’s time to intentionally build platforms with them in mind.

There’s never been a more important time to help businesses. During the pandemic, 30 million small businesses in the United States alone are in dire need to stay open and have adapted to sell online. But in times of crisis comes new opportunities, and we’ve seen businesses pivot into new possibilities.

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Even though we’re more connected than ever before, we are disconnected to what’s still open and what services are available in our neighborhoods and cities. It highlights the inability of businesses to reach people nearby using the tools currently available. …

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