How many times have you wished you can turn to someone you trust — someone who also has relevant experience — and ask them honest questions about how you should pursue your objectives or handle difficult decisions?
As your Advisor, I can do that for you.
I can advise you about fundraising, strategic positioning, crisis management and many more challenging junctures in your journey.
How do I know I can do that for you?
I have walked in your shoes.
I am a serial social entreprener, launching several sustainable enterprises over the last 15 years, including GreebeltBrooklyn.com and Mouth.com.
I know how to pitch investors . . . because I am an investor.
I have funded a dozen sustainable start-ups, including many brands you might know, like Blue Marble Ice Cream and Egg Restaurant. Through my angel networks and Slow Money NYC, I have seen hundreds of business presentations — the good, the bad . . . and the ugly. I can help you make sure your time spent on a pitch gets results.
I have experience advising start-ups.
I know business development — I have provided it as a consulting service. And, I know how to be a mentor because I have deep experience advising succesful companies such Egg Restaurant, Mouth.com, Brooklyn Food Works, Red Hook Community Farm, Local Farms Fund and others.
I am a connector. I have access to diverse networks of investors, consultants and financial institutions activated through my organizational and collaborative work, like Slow Money NYC and Food + Enterprise.
I have integrity. I do this work because I care about nurturing the success of good companies looking to make a more sustainable future. The best advisors are those with whom you can build a transparent and trusting relationship. That’s the sort of connection that makes me tick.
I am loyal. I approach this work to be part of the success of your enterprise. I don’t see myself as a hired gun. I am doing this because I believe in you . . . and your ability to deliver the best product or service.
I am problem solver. Entrepreneurs often already has the best answer. A good advisor will bring it out by encouraging them to walk through the problem again and again.
I am a change agent. I search for people, projects and companies that can change the way we do business, change the way we relate to our environment and the way we relate to each other. If that’s you, let’s talk.
I am an innovator. I fuse innovative thinking to practical experience for effective results. I have been at the forefront of movements for community capital, sustainable business and social change.
I get things done, right. I harness whatever means necessary to make positive impact: investing in local business, launching sustainable startups, organizing networks, producing events, consulting, mentoring and advising.
I am an energetic advocate. Once on board with your company, I will be a zealous spokesperson for your brand and mission.
Contact me to discuss how we might work together. I look forward to hearing about your plan to change the world with your business. Thanks!