Passionate Worker Lover of Learning Compassionate Chieftain Serial Entrepreneur New Venture and Commercialization Analyst Stem Cell/Molecular Biologist Funding Finder and Grant Writer Businessman Fighter of the 'Good' Fight ----------------- My personal mantra is: "Work hard. Create meaning. Make money. That order." .
Dec 2008 - Present
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Survian Technologies LLC
A service-based start-up venture seeking to provide Wind Energy companies with a reliable cost-effective means of surveying wind resource areas for local avian and bat wildlife. Current offerings are extremely cost- and labor-intensive, plagued with reviewer-induced error, and prone to high levels of statistical variability. This leads to significant reductions in wind farm efficiency, due to prolonged period of turbine inactivity. Survian Tech. LLC intends to solve this problem by offering a comprehensive, digitally automated surveillance system coupling novel object segmentation algorithms and intelligent surveillance software with high-definition image acquisition hardware. **Survian Technologies was a semi-finalist at the 2009 Oakridge Laboratories Global Venture Challenge.**
Dec 2008 - Present
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
A Cleveland-based business development firm focusing on helping early-stage technologies and companies grow into successful and financially viable ventures. Clients are located throughout the US in cities ranging from San Francisco to Pittsburgh. BioVentis provides its clients access to non-dilutive capital by offering sophisticated grant writing services (DOD, NIH, SBIR, STTR, RC1/2 Challenge, etc.). Further, its vast network of professionals in the biotechnology and medical device industries makes it an excellent resource for start-up companies wanting to enter this space.
Dec 2008 - Present
Chief Operations Officer
The Ghannoum Law Firm LLC
As a non-practicing, non-equity holding managerial co-founder of this up-and-coming law firm based in Cleveland, OH, I over see business development, operations, the management team, and communications between management and the attorneys. Ghannoum Law's innovative business model and access to experienced, big-firm attorneys allows it to provide sophisticated legal services for budgets of all shapes and sizes.
Jul 2008 - Present
Marketing Strategist and Blood Drive Coordinator
Planning, organization, and oversight of operations pertaining to Blood Drives on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Development of new marketing strategies to increase blood drive awareness and donor participation.
Jun 2008 - Present
Product Manager and Commercialization Analyst
Product and project management, market and business opportunity analysis, marketing strategy, start-up venture and financial planning, federal & state grant writing, business plan writing, business model development, patent evaluation, and customer communication for early-stage biotechnologies in conjunction with the Clinical Tissue Engineering Center (CTEC) at Cleveland Clinic and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM).
Sep 2005 - Present
Cell/Molecular Biology and Entrepreneurial Strategy
Jan 2006 - May 2008
Income Tax and EIC Associate
City of Cleveland
Responsibilities included meeting with low-income families of the City of Cleveland and working with them to prepare income tax statements to optimize their Earn Income Credit (EIC) return.
Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
Aid with and conduct experiments related to adult stem cells and their application to orthopedics and bone biology. This opportunity led to the planning, execution, and management of my own project.
Jan 1998 - Aug 2001
Responsible for all operations: financial, administrative, marketing, business development, company growth planning, and human resources. Company was founded in 1996, where I first worked as a 'catch-all' volunteer.