I have spent most of my career creating, financing, launching and growing some amazing companies. I've worked as both an investor and an operator, and have executive and non-executive Board experience.

Currently I lead Filip Technologies, an ‘Internet of Things’ technology company (hardware, cloud platform, mobile apps) that is changing the way families communicate.

Prior to that I was a member of Sir Richard Branson’s leadership team at Virgin Group, where I ultimately served as CEO of Virgin in North America, leading a team responsible for investing in and incubating new businesses. Notable successes: Virgin Galactic, the “world’s first commercial space line”, and Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA), the award-winning US airline. I was a member of the founding teams of both companies, and also served on their boards.

I advise select early stage ventures and growth companies, and mentor at Techstars, the leading technology startup accelerator program. I particularly love working with entrepreneurs who want to push the boundaries of the possible.