Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading graduate schools--the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
I have worked in media & internet entrepreneurial ventures since 1994. Out of college I founded a small desktop publishing company that grew into one of the Southeast's leading web development and internet marketing companies right as the Internet was being born. In late 1999 I was a founder of BookSurge the world's first integrated publishing services and manufacturing system for print-on-demand books. BookSurge was sold to Amazon.com in 2005. I worked for two years at Amazon in senior management integrating and growing the company into CreateSpace. In 2008, I re-joined partners from BookSurge to found BiblioLabs. The business initially focused on Print-on-Demand and became profitable in 2009. In 2011 we began using cash flow to act as our own investors in building our digital business. In 2011 we released our first digital product in partnership with the British Library, our iPad App won a Publishing Innovation Award and was downloaded by over a half million users. In 2013 we launched BiblioBoard, a scalable and sustainable ecosystem for the creation and distribution of digital content to libraries (public, school, academic and private). BiblioBoard allows libraries to deliver a competitive, world class media experience and provides tools to let them engage with creators in their local communities. In 2007 along with my wife I was also a co-founder of Organic Process Productions a philanthropic media production company. Projects have included an award-winning documentary after the Katrina floods (which toured with Ani DiFranco in 2007), a documentary surf film with the Quiksilver Foundation, documentary work with the Jazz Artists of Charleston and dozens of other books, films and events. Our Web of Water documentary filmed in our home state of South Carolina won a PBS National Education Innovation Award in 2011. I am an avid believer in the power of reading and the power of creativity and bring love for both to my current role partnering with libraries. Specialties: - international business development - building and managing business development teams - start-up strategy and execution - content development and licensing deals - product development and roll-out - media production - sales management