I function as a Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Experience/Product Officer.
Across infrastructure, apps, data, marketing technology, design & security - I build and lead teams that drive digital transformation. I have experience in several industries: technology start-ups, e-commerce, retail, food & beverage, hospitality, automotive & insurance.
Leveraging 25 years of experience, I recruit, develop and lead digitally forward organizations to develop thoughtful products that enhance life, work and play. I've founded companies and worked at Fortune 100 companies to connect the dots between people and technology.
Every day, millions of people use the products I've helped to build.
My approach to transformation is grounded in a view of both the company objectives and the customer's experience simultaneously. I bring a unique fusing of design, product & software development along with a penchant for problem-solving creativity.
I am currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Hagerty, the world’s largest insurer of collectible cars and the largest automotive enthusiast membership organization. In this role, I serve as the CIO and Chief Digital Officer. The CTO reports to me as well as IT, Digital, Data, Martech & Security roll up under my leadership.Hagerty.com
We are a company of automotive experts, with offices in the US, the UK and Canada, growing 15% per year. While we’re the global leader in sports car insurance, we’ve moved beyond insurance to offer so much more. I am leading a team that is developing some of the most innovative digital experiences for automotive enthusiasts - both online and physical.
Previously, I was the Sr. Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at MGM Resorts International.
Based in Las Vegas NV, MGM Resorts International is a $19 billion global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM has 80,000 employees and is recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.
I started MGM Digital Ventures - the new hub of technology innovation for the company. MGM Digital Ventures exists to create breakthrough, out-of-the-box guest experiences. Over the course of the last decade, MGM Resorts International has engaged in a sweeping transformation, building a new company with a single, unified vision of who we are and what we do. MGM Digital Ventures is an extension of that vision.
Prior to MGM, I was the Vice President, Global Products at Starbucks. I led the design, product management, engineering and test teams that developed all of the company's consumer-facing experiences.
While at Starbucks I had the idea to create a global approach to designing and building apps across our 72 markets. Our team set to work to create the first international mobile design kit at a scale never before seen retail.
I started at Starbucks working in China. From Shanghai, I created the technology organization and outlined a plan to execute the finest digital experiences in the country. We started with a mobile strategy and developed the most popular retail application in China.
Starbucks China: an omni-channel experience consisting of in-store, membership, loyalty and digital commerce.
Our team led a new, unified architecture that sits at the core of Starbucks China digital products.
Relying on common APIs for everything from membership and loyalty to order management, all of Starbucks’ apps from iOS and Android, to Web and WeChat share the same backend and the same data pool.
While in China, I also helped develop and execute a wide range of strategic partnerships with the leading technology companies.