• Diverse human capital development • Executive learning and performance • Product market fit expertise • Organic growth and M&A proficiency • Cross-generational leadership • Millennial and Gen Z culture strategy • Business operations • Strategic planning
PRIVATE COMPANY BOARD EXPERIENCE
Combined Properties 1/2015 to Present Advised CEO on various mixed use projects and a launch of a private club Los Angeles, CA
Yellowbrik 1/2018 to Present Assisted CEO with growth strategy and introductions for a successful exit New York, NY
Galvinize (Successfully raised Series B) 1/2014 to 12/2016 Led the vertical strategy to combine tech education and co-working space campuses Denver, CO
Ex’pression College (Sold to SAE) 1/2006 to 12/2014 Led the curriculum change to turn around the College to be profitable for an exit Emeryville, CA
PUBLIC COMPANY EXPERIENCE
Vice Chairman, Chair of Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee 1/2005 to 8/2018 Premier Business Bank (PBB) (Sold to First Foundation Bank: FFWM) Los Angeles, CA Co-founded a California state-chartered community business bank specializing in multi-ethnic businesses. Led its IPO, two major growth acquisitions and the merger with FFWM.
President and CEO 3/1992 to 12/2004 Art Institute of Hollywood (EDMC) Los Angeles, CA Founded California Design College, the nation’s first computer-aided fashion design college, and grew it into one of the 4 big fashion colleges. After selling it to a publicly-traded company, served as CEO of Special Projects and EVP, implementing the CAD/CAM curriculum in other subsidiaries and making Hollywood the flagship campus. EDMC was sold to Goldman Sachs Private Equity.