Presently working on setting up my own company, Myndset, as consultant, coach and professional speaker, specialised in branding and digitial media, working to help brands get personal.
Previously, I was with the L'Oréal Group 1993-2009 - including 9 assignments in France, UK, USA and Canada. Experience includes broad array of areas: general management, brand management, sales, product marketing, product development. Most recent assignments:
>MD of International Professional Development overseeing e-Business, Education, Business Development, Artistic Relations and Sustainable Development for L'Oréal's Professional Products Division (PPD) worldwide. (2006-2009)
>GM of PPD Canada (Redken, Matrix, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase) (2003-2006)
>GM Worldwide of Redken, 5th Avenue NYC, USA (2000-2003)
Entrepreneur: Owner of Myriad Travel & Entertainment Group, Washington DC, USA (1991-1992)
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, NYC, USA VP Marketing Services (1987-1991)
An idea worth spreading
Watching the second airplane fly down over Manhattan and directly witnessing it crash into the South Tower on September 11, 2001 was an experience as close as I could have had to living through the bombing of Pearl Habor on December 7, 1941. In New York 2001, there were officially 2752 deaths versus 2350 at Pearl Harbor. My grandfather was captain of a boat in the USN in the Philippines on the night of Dec 8 1941. On Sep 11, 2001, I was running a company based out of New York. I was named after my grandfather, except I never knew him. I have spent more than 15 years studying his life and untimely death December 15, 1944 after 2 1/2 years as a POW in the Philippines. As comparable as those two "days of infamy" might be, I still know that we are lucky to live in these times and remain deeply thankful for the sacrifices of the greatest generation that made it possible.
I'm passionate about
International Cultures, [lawn & paddle] tennis, ice hockey (Philadelphia Flyers), digital media marketing, new technologies, Carl Jung & Ayn Rand fan, acoustic guitar, Grateful Dead
Talk to me about
Themed dinner parties. Banding. Digital Media. Blogger. WWII History.
People don't know I'm good at
My TED story
Mitch Joel shared with me the incredible experience of attending TED back in 2004...