American living in Paris targeting European entrepreneurs targeting global markets. Ex-head of Corporate Strategy for eBay Group (commerce, payments, communications) in Silicon Valley, developing new business initiatives both internally (first mobile strategy, classifieds, first advertising formats) and externally (acquisition of shopping.com and Skype). Previously co-founded and co-led McKinsey's global mobile multimedia practice. Professional experience across Asia (8 years), Europe (8 years) and USA (8 years).
also like squash, scuba-diving, piano improvising; happily married with 3 boys aged 9-15 -- never a dull moment!
Vision to change the world; plan to solve real problems in a big market; initial core of a strong team to make it happen.
Expertise, judgement, relationships on all major areas except for deep technology decisions. Includes overall strategy/positioning/business plan, user experience (product), marketing, recruiting, objective-setting/management, fundraising
I am investing:
My own money
Sectors I'm interested in investing:
Telecoms, Gaming, Music, Videos, Communication, Search & Reference, Mobile, e-Commerce & events, Social networks & groups
Startup stages I'm interested for investing:
Revenue, Pre Revenue, Prototype, Idea