Title: Co-Founder & CEO.
Job responsibilities: What doesn’t it entail? Being an early-stage company, my responsibilities have changed, depending on what’s needed at the time. Currently, my role is more operational (management and fundraising-driven) in nature but I still have a hand in our university outreach, marketing, and product development efforts.
Favorite part of the job: I love the team environment and the tremendous energy people bring – it’s an awesome motivator! Being involved in many different aspects of the business, I would have to say that my favorite part of the day-to-day is interacting with everyone, irrespective of what I’m doing.
I also like that no two days are exactly alike and that I learn something new everyday. It’s really rewarding to be challenged on a consistent basis to be better!
College and Major: Tufts University, Class of 2010 BS, Quantitative Economics Minor: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Favorite type of music: I don’t have a favorite actually; it all depends on my mood or the situation I’m in and can be anything from classical to electronic or rap. Guess what I’m listening to right now!
Favorite TV show: I don’t really have a favorite show, but I am a really big sports fan. Any chance I get to watch a game is awesome, but if the Knicks or Barcelona are playing, it’s a special treat!
Favorite movie(s): The Shawshank Redemption, without a doubt. I love the story, the characters, the acting, the writing, etc.
Hobbies: I really enjoy playing soccer, in whatever capacity. I was the type of kid who always had a soccer ball with me while growing up.
I don’t know if you would consider food a hobby, but I love it, too (sometimes to a fault)!
Favorite saying: This is a tough question. I don’t think I have one in particular, but here are a couple that I enjoy.
On why I left the corporate world… “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
Something I carried over from soccer to entrepreneuship… “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
And last, but not least, a great quote from Shawshank… Red: [narrating] Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. J