My greatest passion is helping people and organizations succeed through adopting disruptive innovations and technologies. I enjoy stretching envelopes and executing projects and deals that draw upon my diverse range of skill sets:
- conceived, planned, promoted and executed a high-risk but mission-critical brand-sponsored fundraising event, the “Ft. Lauderdale Spring Break Games;” we also educated 10,000+ students about staying safe in the sun; our efforts were nominated for a national award for event innovation by the American Cancer Society (1986);
- designed and implemented a unique behavioral-analysis-based physician relations program that helped my hospital exceed it’s fiscal year new admission goals by more than 20% and I earned a record-breaking bonus for it (1993-94);
- developed one of the first desktop computer voter-targeting databases ever created and sold it to a political organization that used it to help swing elections, including the Florida governorship (1996-97);
- while beta testing its product, wrote a positive explanatory tweet (Twitter) that the most successful social MS Outlook add-on, Xobni, chose to promote its product launch (2009).
- explained a new process idea I was developing in a meeting on another matter that led a professional sports franchise to use the process I outlined in launching its new social media fan affinity strategy (2011-12).
- currently writing a book (with a prominent social-media-agency CEO) for executives that need help in wrapping their heads around how the disruptive innovations within what we call “social media” will be integrated into their businesses in the near future (2012).
My career has always required facilitating cooperation among people with wide varieties of perspectives. My desire is to be a key player in leadership for driving innovation within my organization.
I don’t have to tell friends who come to visit which exit to get off.
History, social media, tilting at windmills (just checking to see if you’re still paying attention), Florida Gators, freestyle Frisbee, intellectual challenges