I am a development consultant, creative entrepreneur and playwright with a passion for making new things that entertain, solve problems, and promote access and understanding.
I am Director of Business Development for Innovent Capital Group, where I lead the development and management of portfolio companies and investments that range from internet startups to asset-backed lending.
I co-founded Brimmer St. Theatre Co., a non-profit company devoted to the development and production of original theater and live arts in Los Angeles. I serve as the company's Managing Director and as a creative principal or advisor on most projects.
I am a writer, director, performer and producer of theater, film and commentary. Notable works include: F-Words, Witkacy or Metaphysical Speculations Lead Inevitably Toward One's Revolver, Severance, Chris and Steve, Leiris/Picasso, Reveille, Human Puppet Experiment, The Perfect Game, Gentlemen, And Then They Fell, and a stint at LA Theatre Review.
I blog at sydiot.com and live in Leimert Park with my beautiful and prudent partner Jenny Byrd.