I am an entrepreneur, investor, improviser, writer, and amateur chef. I have helped hundreds of companies with growth, marketing, business development, fundraising, communication, branding, storytelling, and culture. Previously, I was a Director at SoFi, a multibillion dollar online lender, where I led a marketing team, built out the business development team, and ran SoFi’s entrepreneur program and investments in startups. Prior to SoFi, I worked at RPM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, concentrating on investments in online marketplaces, e-commerce, and automotive IT.
I write about life, business, food and improv on Medium, and am the author of "Straight From the Investor's Mouth: 111 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs", because 100 wasn’t enough. I am the founder of Improv4, and Iorio's Gelato, a gelato producer and retail cafes I started in 2004.
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, Minor in Environmental Science, and Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the College of Engineering. I studied improv and comedy writing with some of the most talented people (and probably some future SNL cast members) at The Second City and The Annoyance in Chicago, People's Improv Theatre in NYC, EndGames Improv and Bay Area Theatre Sports in San Francisco, among others.
started first company at 14
Improviser & Writer
roll with the punches
Food & Fitness Geek
power cleans & clean eats
up for new challenges & experiences
along this journey called life
Cooking up something new
delivering sweetness through an authentic Italian gelateria experience
We make and sell artisan Italian gelato to restaurants, food service providers, grocery stores and in our cafes in Michigan.