I am a creative business executive, producer and author with a successful track record in driving revenue growth and exceeding profit expectations for my clients, partners and shareholders. Over the last three decades, I have helped to launch and steer three successful business ventures that have generated over half a billion dollars in revenues collectively.
I have also published a book, “INSIGHTS: If Boys Never Learn, Men Won’t Know” with the goal of providing mentorship and guidance to young men of color. INSIGHTS can be purchased at the following link;
Throughout my career I have acquired a diverse set of skills while holding positions at Rhino Entertainment, a Warner Music Group company, Paramount Home Entertainment, UrbanWorks Entertainment, Codeblack Entertainment, a Vivendi Entertainment company, and Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company.
During my time at the above organizations, I held a range of senior management positions in marketing, project management, acquisitions, operations, production and business development. These experiences have equipped me with the vision, discipline and work ethic it takes to drive the organizations I lead toward profitability.
I endeavor to leverage my many years of experience by offering business advisory services to independent content creators, distributors and financiers through my business advisory firm TwentyOne 14 (TwentyOne14.com).
I am experienced in strategic planning, organizational development, brand strategy, new business development, organizational development, deal negotiation, consumer connectivity, creative ideation, project management and marketing at the local, regional and national levels. I am also a creative problem solver trained in mediation and conflict resolution.
It is my core belief that successful businesses seek collective good along with shareholder value. Integrity, stewardship, courage and compassion are my main guiding principles.
I love to surf, am a recreational triathlete, a producer, a husband and a dad to four great kids. I have a passion for mentorship and can often be found with my nose in some sort of how to book on the weekends.
I earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, where I have received the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and am also a board member. I've also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. I also serve as a part-time Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College’s Academy of Entertainment & Technology, in Santa Monica, CA.