Chief Executive Officer, Magee Women’s Research Institute & Foundation
As the CEO of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF), the largest research institute in the U.S. focused on women’s health and reproductive biology, I lead development campaigns that sustain programs and research within UPMC-Magee-Womens Hospital and MWRIF. Under my leadership, MWRIF has expanded its partnerships with industry, academia, and national and local foundations. During my first 3 ½ years, MWRIF completed a $100 million campaign and doubled the size of its endowment.
Prior to MWRIF, I served as the CEO of C-leveled, a leading provider of small business consulting services that help to keep companies on track, focused and growing. Under my leadership, C-leveled made the 2014 Inc. 1000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America.
In January 2012, I co-founded and then served as CEO for FlyerCity Media, an early disruptive interactive media and entertainment provider that developed MetroMe -- a multi-media digital assistant which leveraged big data and consumer preferences to tailor customized recommendations for business travelers, populating a dashboard with geographically relevant, personalized, available options for activities like dining and entertainment as the user traveled to new cities.
In 2010 and 2011, I served as the Director of Investment Programs for the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, a nationally recognized investment firm committed to building innovative and successful life sciences companies. PLSG had a portfolio of more than 60 companies with over $1 billion in market valuation and is a tireless advocate in attracting companies and capital investments into Western Pennsylvania’s life sciences industry.
In 1997, I founded CFS Home Loans, Inc, a full-scale mortgage company with 59 employees and $200 million in annual sales in 11 states. In 2009, I merged CFS with First Choice Bank to develop a national lending platform. Post-merger in early 2010, I left CFS to focus full-time on the Life Sciences Greenhouse.
I'm also a married father of four active in coaching several youth sports leagues, and sit on several local boards in addition to MWRI.