I played in a rock band until, at 21, a near death car accident left me bed ridden for a month. During that time I uncovered my calling to be a strategy guy. Since that time i have made it a mission to create my own opportunities to strategically increase my capacity for short-term & long-term fulfilment.
At 23 I started creating companies with the sole purpose to get paid in experience. Over time I created a system to strategize the s#!t out of anything that mattered to me. By 25 I was VP of Marketing for a multimillion dollar company. By 26 I was the Vice President of that company and automated it to the point that the CEO, David Katz, no longer needed to show up to the office. By 29 I intentionally automated myself out of that company and, with David Katz, co-founded The Plastic Bank, a triple bottom line social enterprise that makes plastic waste a currency in developing countries to help reduce global poverty. I coined the term Social Plastic ® and created the brand strategies to launch a Social Plastic ® movement that gained over one million Facebook fans and well over 250 media features before expanding globally. By 31 I helped create a second million person ‘problem solvers’ movement as an equity stake advisor and growth hacker for HeroX, an official spin off of the XPRIZE. By 33 I was featured in an award winning documentary called A Plastic Ocean & appeared in the reality TV show Dragons’ Den. To date I have performed keynotes in Canada, USA, London, France, the Netherlands & Germany including corporate event performances for LUSH cosmetics, Unilever and IBM. In 2017 I performed a TEDx Talk in front of 2,400 people (https://youtu.be/Y8pI6H5mzw0). I am currently finalizing a book the S#!t out of it.