Growing up in the Workshop

Started Out Early
It’s winter, just before my fourth birthday. I clamber onto a metal folding chair with a scrap piece of wood in hand. Before my skinny fingers is the tearing blade of an old, rusty bandsaw. In my father’s workshop, I was given full autonomy over the scrap box. Filled with spoils, that cardboard box contained an endless trove of opportunity, just waiting for the next idea.

It was in my father's workshop that I discovered and began to develop my philosophy on entrepreneurship, strategy, and design.

It was here that I discovered and began to develop my philosophy on entrepreneurship, strategy, and design. I had resources, tools, and the desire to create. Together, these three things can be transformed into something greater than the sum of their parts. Employing this simple formula, I have helped to catalyze countless endeavors.

My professional experience ranges from large corporations to entrepreneurial ventures and involvement in diverse categories – consumer products, technology, life sciences, innovation, architecture, community development, film, art, music, and more.

With a unique skill set that blends a passion for entrepreneurship, emerging markets, and creative strategy with an obsessive demand for flawless execution, I always keep an eye on the big picture. Whether high-level brand strategy, expanding revenue opportunities, diminishing operational hurdles, or the conceptual development of digital experiences. I work directly with key stakeholders, clients and partners to crystalize and accelerate their vision. At Barnum, I leverage my passion, experience, and perseverance to help entrepreneurs transform ideas into enterprise.

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