• 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


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


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.


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