As Co-Founder and Managing Partner at FairWinds, I am passionate about the domain name space – how it helps companies grow and innovate; how it shapes and is shaped by users; and how it has evolved. My favorite questions from clients are creative hypotheticals about online opportunities and I love contributing my thoughts about digital marketing and brand strategies to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, Forbes, Reuters, Advertising Age, CNBC, and NPR. I am deeply appreciative of the talented and dynamic individuals that make up my team - they know how to work hard but still make work fun.
My business partner of six years and I are constantly innovating and coming up with ideas for new ventures. Two of our latest are DigitalDNA, which specializes in domain name and website transactional advisory services, and Kalorama, which is pioneering a new marketplace for trading IPv4 addresses.
In addition to the work I do for businesses through FairWinds, DigitalDNA and Kalorama, I am also President of the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), a 501(c)(6) non-profit comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands that is dedicated to cleaning up the Internet and protecting consumers from counterfeiters, identity thieves and other cyberthugs.
When I am not working with my team or clients, I am with my family. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, playing squash and using my hands to build things. My latest creation is a tree fort that I built for my children, designed after Alpine lodges that I saw while traveling in Switzerland and Austria.