I am the chair of the firm’s Early Stage & Emerging Companies practice group. I primarily work with tech and biotech:
Prior to joining Thompson Hine, I worked in the software industry, holding the dual role of CFO and general counsel at a series of venture-backed companies. Prior to that, I practiced law in Boulder, Colorado.
I combine broad and deep legal knowledge with real-world business and transactional experience. I drive, facilitate and close deals.
I teach “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Michigan College of Law (Go Blue!).
I also teach “Startups, Venture Capital and Private Equity” at the University of Cincinnati College of Law (Go Bearcats!). Prior to that, I taught “Agency & Partnership” at UC. I also serve on its Board of Visitors.
I am a lecturer at the nationally ranked Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship (Go RedHawks!), where I am also serving as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the 2018-2019 academic year.
I am the chair of the Advisory Board for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University (Go Norse!).
Last but not least, I am very active on LinkedIn, posting frequently on matters of entrepreneurship, technology, economics, culture, self-improvement and, on Fridays, music!